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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 Garlic?
The smell of roasting garlic is one of those scents that immediately makes most of us hungry. It's featured in cuisines around the globe and is found in many of our favorite foods. Scientific evidence even suggests that garlic has medicinal benefits for humans, so it's perfectly natural for you to wonder: Can dogs eat […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-garlic/ | April 19, 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: Grooming Can You Use Human Shampoo on Dogs?
With so many dog products on the market, you may wonder what’s essential and what you can do without. For example, do dogs really need their very own dog shampoo? Why can’t you just use human shampoo on your dog? The short answer is, don’t. And here are some reasons why. Acidity and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/human-shampoo-on-dogs/ | September 12, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Ask Our Trainers: Why Does My Dog Hoard?
Why Does My Dog Hoard? Hoarding behavior in dogs is an instinctive behavior that originated during the time when their ancestors did not have regular meals appear magically, at least twice a day. They were lucky if they ate every few days, and if there was a jackpot of more food than could be […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/why-do-dogs-hoard/ | August 24, 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: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Coconut?
We all know that dogs can eat coconut oil, and owners are often encouraged to add it to their dogs’ diets, but what about the coconut meat itself? Should we be giving actual pieces of it to our dogs? The short answer is yes! Coconut meat is just as healthy, if not more so, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-coconut/ | July 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Should I Let My Dog Sleep With Me?
Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet. Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/should-my-dog-sleep-with-me/ | July 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Salmon?
Is It Safe to Feed My Dog Salmon? The short answer is yes. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the immune system, may decrease inflammation, and can keep your dog’s coat looking shiny and healthy. It’s also a good protein source. In fact, salmon is a common ingredient in […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-salmon/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Hiccups?
Hiccups are normal for humans, but what about for dogs? Rest assured, hiccups are normal for canines, too. What Causes Hiccups in Dogs? Just like in humans, a spasm in the diaphragm, the muscle under the lungs, causes hiccups in dogs. The spasm causes the glottis, the opening between the vocal cords, to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-hiccups/ | July 19, 2017