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Expert Advice: Common Conditions What to Do If You Find Blood in Your Dog’s Stool
Blood belongs in blood vessels, so when it makes an appearance anywhere else on or around our pets, we worry — and with good reason. Blood in dog stool is a symptom of a wide range of conditions. Some are more serious than others, but knowing what you're looking at can help you communicate more […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-stool/ | September 6, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Why Do Dogs Roll in Smelly Stuff?
We've all been there. You're taking your dog for a walk, enjoying the great outdoors, perhaps breathing in the fresh air. In that moment of distraction, it happens. Your dog has found something truly repulsive and is rolling around on top of it, paws in the air, thoroughly coating himself in whatever foul substance he's […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-dogs-roll-smelly-stuff/ | February 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Senior Dogs Might Benefit From Indoor Potty Training
Has your senior dog developed health problems that make a trip outside to the toilet area challenging? Perhaps stairs are too difficult for his arthritic joints or he can no longer hold it through the night. There are many health conditions that can interfere with your older dog's bathroom routine, and in some cases, indoor […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/senior-dogs-might-benefit-indoor-potty-training/ | October 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Noticing Dog UTI Symptoms? It Could Be Something More . . .
You and your dog might not agree about how many biscuits he should get a day, but you can certainly agree that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are overrated. (???) Urinary tract infections are uncomfortable, to say the least, and downright dangerous at the worst. In most cases, these infections resolve with treatment and do […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/noticing-dog-uti-symptoms-could-be-something-more/ | September 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Colds?
Rarely life threatening, but always irritating, the common cold is just a fact of life. But what about dogs? Do they get colds? Dogs can get infections that make them sneeze and sniffle, just like we do. However, your dog's cold symptoms could also be the result of a more serious disease. What […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-colds/ | August 23, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anemia in Dogs
As humans, we tend to find blood, and anything related to blood, a little scary. This makes perfect sense on a psychological level, but it can sometimes mean that our brains shut down when we are confronted with anything to do with our dogs’ blood. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with anemia, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/anemia-in-dogs/ | August 21, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?
Coconut oil has become a popular supplement for humans. It's thought to have benefits like boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss, working as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, and improving cognitive skills in patients with Alzheimer's. Used topically, coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and lip balm. But pet owners are asking: Is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-coconut-oil-good-for-dogs/ | August 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Travel Hiking Gear for Your Canine Trail Mate
If your dog is the outdoorsy, adventurous type, he’s probably a great hiking partner. And, just as you bring along supplies for the human hikers in your group, there's some gear you’ll want for your dog, as well. He can even carry some of his own supplies! Trail Packs Start by equipping him with […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/hiking-gear-for-canine-trail-mate/ | July 28, 2017
Expert Advice: Travel Top 10 American Cities for Dogs (and the People Who Love Them)
From our partners at realtor.com Quick quiz: Do you... A. Actually enjoy being woken up each morning with a wet nose in your face? B. Walk around chatting with your dog and don't feel embarrassed? C. Have on your Galaxy S7 dozens of pictures of Humbert the Harrier, but none of your spouse, parents, or […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/top-american-cities-for-people-who-love-dogs/ | July 25, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog Eats a Chicken Bone
Despite our best efforts, accidents happen, and our dogs are likely to eat something they shouldn’t at some point in their lives. Usually, our dogs will steal a yummy piece of people food off the counter or off of the plate of an unsuspecting guest, even if we’re doing the best we can to prevent […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-dog-eats-chicken-bone/ | June 22, 2017