Showing content tagged with: obesity
Expert Advice: Nutrition The 7 Biggest Dog Food Myths
The Internet can offer a wealth of tips and facts on dog food. Unfortunately, it provides even more dog food myths and misinformation. Here’s a sampling of dog-feeding urban legends populating the Web and the actual truths behind them. Dog food myth No. 1: “Never feed dogs pork!” My initial reaction to this was “hogwash!” […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/dog-food-myths/ | July 15, 2019
Expert Advice: General Nutrition How to Choose the Best Dog Food
In an ideal world, all dog food would be created equal. Instead, dog owners are presented with an overwhelming array of options, all claiming to be the best dog food on the market. Wading through these choices to find a dog food brand that is healthy, affordable, and appealing to your pet is often frustrating. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/best-dog-food-choosing-whats-right-for-your-dog/ | July 8, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Human Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat
Dedicated dog lovers tend to be very kind people. We share our hearts and homes (and for some lucky pups, even the foot of our beds) with our canine pals. Surely there is nothing wrong with sharing our favorite foods with them too, right? Not necessarily. Many of the foods, such as fruits and vegetables, that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/human-foods-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/ | May 29, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia. These two words terrify large and giant breed dog owners, but the truth is hip dysplasia can happen to any size dog. This condition can drastically reduce a dog’s quality of life and is painful for owners to watch. The good news is that embracing the responsibilities of owning a large dog breed, and educating […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/hip-dysplasia-in-dogs/ | February 6, 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
Expert Advice: Fitness How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Every Day?
If you own a dog, you have probably found yourself wondering “How much exercise does a dog need every day?” Depending on your schedule, that question might sometimes sound more like “How much exercise does a dog really need every day?” As with people, the answer varies from dog to dog and is dependent on […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-exercise-does-dog-need/ | January 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Fitness Getting the Overweight Dog in Shape
An important aspect of being a responsible dog owner is being sure your dog is in shape. You may think your fat dog is adorable just the way he is, but the truth is he could already be at risk for health problems. Certain breeds will be affected more than others by even the slightest […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/getting-the-overweight-dog-in-shape1/ | January 14, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Almonds?
Almonds are a great snack for humans. But, can dogs eat almonds? The answer is no. While they aren't as toxic as some nuts, it's one of those foods canine companions can't digest as easily as people. Why Almonds Are Bad for Dogs While many dogs love the taste of almonds, consuming them can cause gastric […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-almonds/ | July 23, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Drink Milk?
Many canine companions love dairy products. But, can dogs drink milk? In short, maybe. Like many human foods, it should only be given to your dog in moderation. It's also important to note that a lot of pups are lactose intolerant, and drinking milk can cause intestinal upset. How Much Milk Can Dogs Drink? Milk is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-drink-milk/ | July 23, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?
Marshmallows are one of those treats that can be hard to resist — and it's nearly impossible to eat just one. But, can dogs eat marshmallows? The answer is no. Though not all marshmallows are toxic to dogs, they certainly aren't good for your canine companion. Made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, vanilla extract, and coated […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-marshmallows/ | July 6, 2018