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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Does My Dog Duck When I Pat Him on the Head?
Many dogs dislike being touched or patted on the top of the head. All it takes is a quick search on the internet to see countless photos of dogs showing stressed body language while being patted on the head. Body language signals your dog might exhibit are ducking away, lowering of the head, stepping away, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/head-pat-duck/ | January 18, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Can Senior Dogs Get Alzheimer’s?
One of the most common questions owners ask veterinarians about their senior dogs is "Can senior dogs get Alzheimer's?" You may have noticed that your senior dog has started slowing down, or that she seems disoriented and anxious. Some of this is normal aging, but your dog could also have the canine equivalent of Alzheimer’s: […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-get-alzheimers/ | October 9, 2018
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: 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: General Health Do Dogs Sweat?
As a dog owner, you may be used to seeing your canine companion pant in warm weather, but do dogs sweat? Contrary to popular belief, dogs do sweat, but sweating is only a small part of the process they use to cool themselves down. How Do Dogs Sweat? There's a reason why you've never seen your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-sweat/ | August 8, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Quinoa?
Quinoa is an extremely healthy food for humans. It's packed with protein, calcium, and other nutrients. But, can dogs eat quinoa? The answer is generally yes. The edible seed is actually an ingredient in some high-quality dry dog foods. Its strong nutritional profile makes it a healthy alternative to corn, wheat, and soy — starches that […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-quinoa/ | August 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Tuna?
Many dog foods contain fish because it is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. But, what about tuna? Can dogs eat tuna? The answer is no. You shouldn't feed your canine companion the saltwater fish because it could lead to a number of different health problems. Can Dogs Eat Raw Tuna? Fresh tuna has much […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-tuna/ | July 27, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Potatoes?
Update: Recent research has suggested that potatoes, while not poisonous, may not be appropriate for a dog's diet. From the UC Davis School of Medicine: "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued an alert about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-potatoes/ | July 26, 2018
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