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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Bread?
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen dogs eat sandwiches, slices, and even whole loaves of bread, and in one notable instance, an entire pack of English muffins. Bread makes up a large part of the American diet, and our dogs seem to get their fair share of it—but should they? Is It […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-bread/ | January 10, 2017
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?
While most dogs love to eat cat food, there's a reason why cats eat cat food and dogs eat dog food. Your dog probably won't be harmed by sneaking some of the cat's food now and then, but it isn't something you should give him on a consistent basis. Cats vs. Dogs: Nutrition Cats and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cat-food/ | December 28, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs Cry?
You know that your dog feels emotions; he's a sensitive animal, prone to joy, fear, sadness, and a range of other emotions. And of course, like most mammals, dogs have tear ducts. So, is there a connection between a dog's brain and his tear ducts? No. While canines express needs and wants vocally, there is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-cry/ | November 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cranberries?
Cranberries and dried cranberries are a popular human health snack that many dog owners want to share with their canine companions, especially around Thanksgiving. The only question is, are cranberries safe for dogs? The answer is yes – and also no. Cranberries are not toxic for dogs. When fed in moderation, they are generally safe […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cranberries/ | November 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cashews?
Can my dog eat cashew nuts? Yes, cashews are generally safe for dogs to eat. Unlike macadamia nuts, cashews are not toxic to dogs. However, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind if you're considering feeding your dog cashews. Feeding Cashews to Dogs While cashews are nontoxic, there are some risks associated with […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cashews/ | November 18, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Turkey?
Thanksgiving, for most families, is all about the bird. Hours go into the roasting and basting, and once the feast is over, there are turkey sandwiches, turkey potpies, and turkey casseroles to make. In the midst of all of that leftover turkey, it is tempting to slip our dogs some meat, or even to make […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-turkey/ | November 18, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Crawl Under The Covers?
The desire of many dogs to crawl under the covers may be an ancestral trait left over from when dogs were often born in dens. Being in a den or cave-like atmosphere may provide a sense of comfort and security for them. For some dogs, crawling under the covers may be a common occurrence. For […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-crawl-under-the-covers/ | October 17, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Kick The Dirt After He Goes To The Bathroom?
Like many things your dog does, kicking the ground after it eliminates is a very instinctual behavior and may have multiple purposes. This behavior can be traced back to a dog’s wolf ancestors. Like wolves, dogs have scent glands located between the pads of their paws. These scent glands secrete pheromones which are released with […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-kick-the-dirt-after-he-goes-to-the-bathroom/ | October 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Why Does My Dog Snap At The Air Before He Barks?
Not all dogs snap at the air, but those that do may do so for a variety of reasons ranging from boredom to serious neurological problems. For dogs that snap at the air out of boredom, giving them more opportunities for exercise or stimulating play can help. Longer and/or more frequent walks, puzzles and interactive […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/why-does-my-dog-snap-at-the-air-before-he-barks/ | October 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Does My Dog Lick The Baby’s Face?
Dogs may lick a baby’s face for a variety of reasons. It may be trying to play with the baby, or, it could be trying to assert its dominance over the child. Either way, this behavior should not be allowed for health and safety reasons. A dog’s mouth carries a lot of germs, which can […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-does-my-dog-lick-the-babys-face/ | October 14, 2016