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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?
Everyone knows that dogs love peanut butter. Since peanut butter is made from peanuts, most of us assume that peanuts are safe for dogs, too. The answer is not quite that simple, however. When it comes to your dog's health, not all peanuts and peanut butters are created equal. Peanuts are loaded with protein, vitamin […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-peanuts/ | July 27, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?
Nothing brings more joy to most dogs than helping you clean up after movie night. Popcorn always finds its way into couch cushions and onto the floor, where our dogs are happy to "hoover" them up. The question most of us forget to ask ourselves, however, is can dogs eat popcorn? Popcorn itself is not […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-popcorn/ | July 15, 2016
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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Broccoli?
Yes, dogs can eat broccoli. Dogs can eat both cooked and raw broccoli, as long as there are no seasonings or oils added. However, this vegetable should always be given in very small quantities, especially because the florets contain isothiocyanates, which can cause gastric irritation in dogs. Benefits of Broccoli for Dogs While dogs don't […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-broccoli/ | July 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Spin Around Before They Poop?
Dogs do a lot of strange things when they poop—they sometimes kick their back legs over it (find out why here) and some dogs even eat it, but even more prevalent are dogs who spin around before squatting. A video by DNews discussed various theories surrounding this behavior, including that patting down the grass or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-spin-before-poop/ | July 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Do Dogs Spin Around Before They Poop?
Dogs do a lot of strange things when they poop—they sometimes kick their back legs over it (find out why here) and some dogs even eat it, but even more prevalent are dogs who spin around before squatting. A video by DNews discussed various theories surrounding this behavior, including that patting down the grass or […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-do-dogs-spin-around-before-they-poop/ | July 14, 2016
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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Apples?
You know what they say: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But, can dogs eat apples? Yes, they can! And most canines love 'em, too. Are Apples Good for Dogs? Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and phosphorus, and they’re a safe way to satisfy your pet’s sweet tooth (as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-apples/ | June 21, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Pant?
If you’ve ever seen your dog panting in the summer, you know it’s because she’s trying to cool down. Or, if you have a breed such as a Pug or Bulldog, you’ve most likely seen your dog pant frequently. This heavy breathing is normal, due to their short snouts. However, there may be other, more […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-do-dogs-pant/ | May 26, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Why Does My Dog Stare at Me?
If you’ve ever noticed your dog staring at you, you probably wondered why: What does it mean? What does he want? Take note of his body language. Are his eyes relaxed, with his face between his paws? Is it a look of anticipation or curiosity? Here are a few not-so-serious reasons why your dog may […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/why-does-my-dog-stare-at-me/ | May 25, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle When Should You Get a Second Dog?
If you are considering getting another dog, make sure that you are prepared for the responsibility that comes with training a second dog and helping your current dog adjust to the new addition. Here’s how. The 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Just as it is with parents of small children, there comes a time in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/when-should-you-get-a-second-dog/ | April 13, 2016
why do dogs lick
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Lick?
You may appreciate the slobbery greeting your dog gives you upon your return from work each day, but do you ever wonder the reason behind it? Dogs lick their owners, other dogs, and themselves for a variety of reasons ranging from love and submission to a possible medical condition. Following are common reasons your dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-do-dogs-lick/ | January 5, 2016

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