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Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Be a Heartworm Aware Dog Owner
Question: What are Heartworms and how do they spread?

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 Mosquitos are not only a pesky annoyance of the warmer summer months, but to our pets they can be deadly. Mosquitoes all across the county can carry heartworm, which means one bite from an infected mosquito can result in heartworm disease in your dog. There […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/heartworm-aware-dog-owner/ | July 30, 2019
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick How to Get Rid of Fleas on Dogs in 4 Steps
Fleas are a nuisance. These tiny, blood-sucking parasites irritate your dog and infest your home—often before you realize that fleas have moved in. If you and your dog are scratching your heads, and you're wondering how to get rid of fleas on dogs, we’ve got you covered. Here are the four steps you need to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-get-rid-of-fleas/ | July 24, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Obesity: Why It’s Important To Manage Your Dog’s Weight
Plump puppies may be cute, but when it comes to canine health, lean is better. Still, as is true with humans, too many dogs are overweight, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). In its eighth annual survey of the girth of American pets, released in March 2015, the organization found that 53 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/fat-dogs-and-dog-obesity/ | January 22, 2019
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Expert Advice: Health How to Talk to Your Veterinarian About CBD Oil
You've probably heard about CBD oil for dogs. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabis compound used to treat certain medical conditions in people. Increasingly, dog owners are interested in incorporating CBD oil into their dogs' healthcare plans. With so many CBD products to choose from, it's important that you know how to talk to your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/talk-veterinarian-cbd-oil/ | October 17, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health 6 Tips for Giving Your Dog His Pills
A spoonful of sugar might help our medicine go down, but dogs typically pose a bit more of a challenge. While some canine companions dutifully eat their pills with dinner, most tend to need a little encouragement. These tips for giving your dog a pill will make the process more pleasant for everyone involved. Pill […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-give-a-dog-a-pill/ | August 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Common Fears and Phobias in Dogs and How to Help Treat Them
For some dog owners, Fourth of July might signal a stressful day of fireworks, crowds, and fearful canine companions. If your pup is afraid of loud noises, he's certainly not alone. There are plenty of steps you can take to help your dog deal with his fears and phobias. AKC Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/common-fears-and-phobias-in-dogs/ | July 3, 2018
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Expert Advice: Health How to Prep Your Dog for Surgery — Planning Ahead Can Make a Huge Difference
Preparing your dog for surgery is stressful, whether it's a dental cleaning or something more complex, like a hip replacement. There is a lot of information to remember. Is your dog allowed to eat? Are there any medications he needs to take? Is there additional testing that needs to be done before the surgery? Your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-prep-your-dog-for-surgery/ | April 24, 2018
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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea Pills for Dogs
The flea circus your grandfather told you about was cute. Fleas on your dog are not. If your home feels like it is turning into your very own flea Cirque du Soleil, you definitely need to take some action. You've probably heard someone in your life mention flea pills for dogs. These pills can be […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-pills-dogs/ | December 29, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane Harvey Pet-Friendly Shelters
If you have been affected by Hurricane Harvey or are anticipating the storm, here are resources to find pet-friendly shelters where you can seek refuge with your pets. Texas Bexar County - Hurricane Harvey There are designated shelter facilities around San Antonio. Many of the facilities include large warehouses that have been retrofitted as sleeping quarters […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/hurricane-harvey-pet-friendly-shelters/ | August 30, 2017
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Expert Advice: General Health 10 Best (and Worst) States for Your Pet’s Health
  There are plenty of lists that identify the best and worst states for human health, but what about for your dog? Dog lovers are now in luck, because Care.com has issued a ranking of the best and worst states for your dog's health. To determine how each state stacked up, researchers looked at data […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/best-and-worst-states-for-pets-health/ | August 21, 2017

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