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Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Yawn?
When it comes to dogs, not all yawns are the same. Aside from that, the reasons for yawning are not fully understood (in dogs or in humans). It used to be thought that yawning was a way to replenish oxygen supply in the brain, but science has yet to find any evidence of this. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-yawn/ | June 15, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pork?
Eating meat is very natural for dogs, so it’s no surprise when they’re looking toward their owner wanting to share what’s on the plate. Because of a dog’s carnivorous nature, owners don’t usually second-guess whether giving their dog some meat is a good idea, they just do it. With commercially prepared foods containing ingredients […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pork/ | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can My Dog Eat Spinach?
Of all the discussions about which human foods are safe for dogs, spinach may be one of the most controversial. Let’s start by remembering that dogs in the wild are carnivorous. If meat sources are scarce, they may eat vegetation to supplement their diet. But dogs do not need vegetables. However, some vegetables have […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-my-dog-eat-spinach/ | May 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Peaches?
Fresh, juicy peaches are one of the great joys of summer. If you’re wondering whether you can share this delicious treat with your dog, the answer is a qualified yes, along with some caveats. Dogs, after all, are carnivores and don’t really need fruit as part of their diet. Their digestion works differently than […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-peaches/ | May 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers?
Dogs, unlike cats, possess omnivorous tendencies that have them licking their chops over almost any human food, whether those foods are good for them or not. As owners, we tend to assume incorrectly that all fruits and vegetables must be healthy for dogs if they are good for us. This assumption, unfortunately, leads to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cucumbers/ | May 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Ham?
You’re slicing a baked ham at the dinner table or making yourself a ham sandwich, and your dog sits salivating at your side. You may think, "What’s the harm in giving him a juicy slice or two?" Maybe none, but there are things to consider before feeding your dog ham. RELATED: Human Foods Dogs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-ham/ | May 26, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Corn?
As summer approaches, so does the season for grilling and backyard barbecues. For the next few months, the variety of smells from all the delicious foods served is enticing to us and also to our four-legged friends. Foods such as corn, both on and off the cob, are summertime staples and, chances are, your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-corn/ | May 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a complicated food group. These edible fungi are a staple in many dishes and grow wild in our yards, gardens, and parks, and yet we hear so many stories about mushroom foraging gone wrong. But what about dogs? Do they have the same reactions to mushrooms as we do? If you've ever […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mushroom/ | May 25, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Have Green Beans?
Let’s face it. Most of our dogs could stand to cut back on the treats just a little bit, but for many of us, treats are an important part of our daily interaction with our canines. This leaves us looking for healthier alternatives to reward our dogs for their good behavior. Green beans may […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-have-green-beans/ | May 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Do Dogs Drink From the Toilet?
Let's face it — dogs have some pretty gross habits, and drinking out of the toilet is one of them. But why do dogs drink from the toilet, even when we tell them not to? The simple answer is that the water in the toilet bowl is often fresher and cooler than the water […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/why-dogs-drink-from-toilet/ | May 24, 2017