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Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Vet-Approved Frozen Summer Treats for Dogs
Question: My local drive-thru ice-cream shop offers “pup cones”; very small portions of soft serve vanilla ice cream in a tiny ice cream cone. When my Yorkie watches me with her sweet “please share” eyes on a hot day, I’m tempted. Can I feed my dog ice cream, frozen yogurt or popsicles? Answer: While I’m […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/frozen-summer-treats-dogs/ | July 23, 2019
Expert Advice: General Nutrition The Right Way to Switch Dog Foods
Maybe your veterinarian has recommended a prescription diet, or perhaps you've simply decided to try a new brand. Whatever the reason for the switch, changing your dog's diet is more complex than simply pouring the new food into a bowl. In order to avoid upsetting your dog's stomach, you will need to transition to the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/right-way-switch-dog-foods/ | July 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Nutrition The Farmer’s Dog: Fresh, Customized Dog Food
By April 2019, Bryan Bailey was a desperate man. In September 2018, he and his wife Kira had welcomed a Siberian Husky puppy into their lives. Tikaani was beautiful—solid black with white paws—reminding Bryan of the sled dogs from his childhood in Alaska. But Tikaani was wasting away. Almost as soon as he arrived at Bryan and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/the-farmers-dog-customized-dog-food/ | June 20, 2019
Expert Advice: Nutrition How to Read a Dog Food Label
We all want the best for our dogs, including nutrition. And anyone who has shopped for dog food knows, there are virtually unlimited options: Hundreds of brands with innumerable ingredients; wet, dry, and raw food; age-specific food; restricted diets, along with all sorts of advertising and marketing claims to decipher. The label is the best […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/how-to-read-a-dog-food-label/ | February 4, 2019
Expert Advice: News FDA Warns A+ Answers Beef Formula for Dogs Distributed in Nevada May Contain Salmonella
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their animals A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula for Dogs because one lot has tested positive for Salmonella. The lot in question is 2018 02/08 20 and was found in Nebraska. Salmonella is a bacterium that affects both humans and animals alike. It […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fda-warns-answers-straight-may-contain-salmonella/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Mango?
Have you ever wondered, "Can dogs eat mango?" The answer is yes, they can. This fruit is full of vitamins and safe for your pup to consume, as long as it's peeled and the pit is removed. It's important to note that you should only give your canine companion mango in moderation. Is Mango Good […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mango/ | September 10, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cantaloupe?
As a dog owner, it can be tricky to keep track of which fruits are okay for your canine companion to consume. So, can dogs eat cantaloupe? Yes, the tasty melon is safe for pups to eat in moderation and can be a healthy alternative to traditional treats, especially if your dog is overweight. Even […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cantaloupe/ | August 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Oatmeal?
A healthy breakfast choice that offers an abundance of nutritional value, oatmeal is a staple found in many people’s homes. But, can dogs eat oatmeal? The answer is yes, but there are some things you should keep in mind before feeding your pup this snack. Is Oatmeal Good for Dogs? Oatmeal is high in fiber […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-oatmeal/ | August 30, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Raspberries?
When it comes to fruit and vegetables, it can be difficult for dog owners to remember which foods are okay for their canine companions to consume and which ones could prove fatal. So, where do raspberries fall? Can dogs eat raspberries? Yes, raspberries are safe for dogs to eat, but they should be given in […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-my-dog-eat-raspberries/ | August 21, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition How Many Times a Day Should a Dog Eat?
First-time dog owners (and even experienced dog owners) have a host of decisions to make when they bring home a new dog. From what to name their canine companion to what type of food to feed him, the list can feel overwhelming. One of the most common questions is: How many times a day should […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/how-many-times-a-day-should-a-dog-eat/ | August 15, 2018