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Expert Advice: Puppy Training How to Potty Train a Puppy: A Comprehensive Guide for Success
Teaching your new puppy to potty at the right time and place is one of the most important first steps you can take for a long, happy life together. House soiling is among the top reasons why dogs lose their homes or end up in shelters. Few people are willing to put up with a […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-potty-train-a-puppy/ | March 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Dogs Eat Poop and How to Stop It
Of all the repulsive habits our canine companions have — drinking from the toilet, rolling in swamp muck, licking their butts — nothing tops the disgusting practice of eating poop. Their motivation may not be to gross us humans out, but it certainly does. So much so, in fact, that poop eating is often a […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dogs-eat-poop/ | March 1, 2019
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food: Choosing What’s Right For Your Dog
In an ideal world, all kibble 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. Luckily, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/best-dog-food-choosing-whats-right-for-your-dog/ | January 20, 2019
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