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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?
Without fail, my Cocker Spaniel makes a beeline for the garden every time she is given the opportunity. No vegetable is safe from her omnivorous snacking, but one of her favorite things to steal is zucchini. Her love of vegetables is not unique. Many dogs enjoy veggies, and vegetables can be a healthy treat […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-zucchini/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Chicken?
Considering how many dog foods contain it, it’s a safe bet that you can feed your dog chicken. In fact, it’s a good source of protein, and cooked chicken can even be substituted for or added to his regular meal. Most sources recommend against raw chicken, due to the risk of salmonella or bacterial […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-chicken/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What Does Blood in Dog Urine Mean?
Few things set off the alarm bells in our heads like the sight of blood. Finding blood anywhere on your dog is disconcerting, and finding it in your dog's urine is downright terrifying, whether you notice it yourself or your veterinarian discovers it during your dog's appointment. There are many different diseases and conditions […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-urine/ | July 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Hot Dogs?
Your dog would probably love to chow down on a hot dog. But is that a good idea? Hot dogs could be considered a kind of mystery meat, full of ingredients that you might be surprised by, or might not recognize. Many of these ingredients can be toxic to dogs. The Problems With […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-hot-dogs/ | July 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?
We know from adorable videos like this one that dogs love ice cream. But is ice cream really a harmless treat, or will it cause a major bellyache? Though it may be tempting to share your cone with your four-legged friend, it's best to avoid giving ice cream to dogs. Why Dogs Cannot […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-ice-cream/ | July 14, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Rib Bones?
When your dog is gazing up at you with endearing eyes, it’s tempting to share the scraps you have on your plate, especially when it comes to leftover barbecue. We’ve all heard the phrase “give a dog a bone,” but the literal action might not be as harmless as we think. Most people consider […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-rib-bones/ | June 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?
Brussels sprouts seem to be one of those foods that people either love or hate. If you’re in the former camp, you may be tempted to share some sprouts with your dog. But is it safe? The answer is yes, with a few precautions. The Upside to Feeding Your Dog Brussels Sprouts This […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-brussels-sprouts/ | June 23, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pork Bones?
When you finish up your pork chop, is it okay to give your dog the bone? The answer is no. A pork bone might seem like a nice treat for Fido, but it could actually be dangerous. Why Aren't Pork Bones Safe for Dogs? Pork bones, whether raw or cooked, are likely to splinter and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pork-bones/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Have Tails?
At one point or another, you may have wondered why dogs have tails. Since most dogs are born with tails, it’s safe to assume those tails are there for a reason. Tails offer several benefits for dogs, outside of helping them look adorable for the humans they meet. In fact, tails are quite important […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-have-tails/ | June 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Do Dogs Dig?
One of the most frustrating behaviors dog owners experience is digging. Many a garden has been sacrificed to the paws of a digging dog, and it can become a nuisance if it's not understood and managed. Understanding why dogs dig is an important tool in controlling the behavior, especially if the digging is only […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/why-do-dogs-dig/ | June 15, 2017