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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can My Dog Eat These Human Superfoods?
This article is sponsored by Redbarn Pet Products LLC. Research has suggested that certain superfoods are great for human health and may even extend your lifespan. But what do superfoods do for dogs? Is it OK to feed your dog these foods? Find out below! What Are "Super" Foods? According to the American Heart Association […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-my-dog-eat-these-human-superfoods/ | September 13, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pears?
As humans, we love pears, and it is natural to want to share the things we love with our dogs. Sometimes this tendency gets our dogs into trouble. Most pet owners know that not all fruits and veggies are safe for dogs, but can dogs eat pears? Luckily for our canine companions, the answer is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pears/ | August 30, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Nuts?
We love snacking on nuts. Nuts are full of protein and healthy fats that make up an important part of our diets. This is not true for dogs. Most nuts are an unhealthy choice for dogs, and some nuts are even toxic. Why Are Nuts Bad for Dogs? Not all nuts are toxic to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-nuts/ | August 29, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?
Most people associate a wagging tail with a happy dog, but that's not always the case. Dogs' tails can tell us a lot about how a dog is feeling, and a wagging tail doesn't always mean that a dog is friendly and approachable. So Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails? Even though we sometimes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-wag-their-tails/ | August 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?
Next time you steam up some shrimp, you might want to consider setting a few aside for your dog. Not only can dogs eat shrimp, but a few shrimp now and then may even offer them some health benefits. Shrimp Contain Beneficial Nutrients for Dogs Shrimp are not only tasty, they are full of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-shrimp/ | August 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?
The rumors you've heard about chocolate are true. Chocolate might be your favorite treat, but it has deadly consequences for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Chocolate is highly toxic to dogs and can be potentially fatal. Unfortunately, dogs have a way of sniffing out chocolate treats, which means we need to be alert for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-chocolate/ | August 23, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Sleep So Much?
Does your dog spend a good deal of the day with his head on a pillow? Thought so. While it may seem excessive, sleeping for long periods is a natural part of the canine lifestyle. Dogs tend to spend 50 percent of the day snoozing, 30 percent awake but lying around, and 20 percent being […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-do-dogs-sleep-so-much/ | August 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Celery?
Dogs fed a complete and balanced diet don’t need fruits and vegetables the same way we do, but in moderation some fruits and vegetables make healthy treats. Low-calorie, low-fat fruits and veggies are a good treat option for pets struggling with obesity. Some human foods, however, can be toxic to dogs, which is why it […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-celery/ | August 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Watch TV?
You're at home sitting on your couch watching your favorite TV show when all of a sudden your dog perks up, does the classic head tilt, and barks at the TV. Is it the sound that's capturing his attention? Or is it the action on the screen? It's probably a little of both. How Dogs […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-watch-tv/ | August 3, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?
By Stanley Coren, Ph.D., for AKC Family Dog Dogs have a set of stiff hairs protruding from the sides of their muzzles that are popularly called “whiskers.” These are not at all like the nonfunctional whiskers that men sometimes grow on their faces. Technically, these special hairs are called vibrissae. But a better name for them is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-do-dogs-have-whiskers/ | July 28, 2016