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Expert Advice: Health How to Calculate Dog Years to Human Years
Since the 1950s, the popular calculation of how old a dog was “in human years” has been that 1 dog year is the equivalent of 7 human ones. Even though this formula has been around for a surprisingly long time, the reality is not so cut-and-dried. That doesn’t stop many people from defaulting to this […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-calculate-dog-years-to-human-years/ | June 21, 2019
Senior dog laying outdoors.
Expert Advice: Health A Look at Canine Epigenetics and Aging
We all want to live a long and healthy life. Likewise, we want our dogs to live the longest, healthiest lives possible. The study of aging, known as gerontology, is an active area of health research for humans and canines. Mapping of the human and canine genomes and continued advancements in genetic technology provide new […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/look-canine-epigenetics-aging/ | June 9, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health Everything You Need to Know About Dog Diapers
Anyone who's had a child or babysat for one has been through the diaper experience. But some pet owners may find that, for a variety of reasons, their dog needs to wear a diaper. There are products made specifically for canines. Why, you might ask, would a dog ever need a diaper? Reasons to Use […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/everything-you-need-to-know-about-dog-diapers/ | May 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Manage the Symptoms of Canine Arthritis
If you have an older dog who has started to slow down on walks and has difficulty getting up and down the stairs, arthritis may be the culprit. According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five dogs suffers from canine arthritis. This disease, most commonly seen in older dogs, can affect the legs, hips, back, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dealing-with-canine-arthritis/ | April 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Rally Meet the Oldest Dog Competing in the 2019 AKC Rally National Championship
If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. But participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. With veterinarian approval, there are still many sports you and your dog can participate in. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/meet-oldest-dog-rally-championship-2019/ | March 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Obedience Meet the Oldest Dog to Compete in the 2019 National Obedience Championship
If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. But participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. With veterinarian approval, there are still many sports you and your dog can participate in. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/meet-oldest-dog-obedience-championship-2019/ | March 6, 2019
Expert Advice: Agility Meet the Oldest Dog Competing in the 2019 National Agility Championship
If you’re the owner of a senior dog, you might think your dog sports days are behind you. But participating in dog sports with your dog can provide mental and physical exercise, the thrill of competition, and a chance for you both to have fun. With veterinarian approval, there are still many sports you and your dog can participate in. In […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/meet-oldest-dog-agility-championship-2019/ | March 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Vet's Corner Knowing When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Pet
The overwhelming joy of having pets is unfortunately accompanied by the inevitable sadness that comes with ending their lives. As humans, sometimes feeling like parents, we must be witness to the death of our family member, our pet, our “child” as it often feels. And unlike the movies, rarely is it that they gently fall “asleep” […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/vets-corner/knowing-time-say-goodbye-pet/ | February 26, 2019
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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health How to Provide Your Senior Dog With Proper Exercise
As our pets age, their mobility is likely going to decline. But this doesn’t mean our senior dogs don’t require any exercise. In fact, maintaining an active lifestyle will help decrease the onset of ailments, such as arthritis and muscle loss. Although your older dog might not be chasing the ball as fast or as […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/provide-senior-dog-proper-exercise/ | January 18, 2019
Expert Advice: News Golden Retriever Senior Sanctuary Rebuilds After Hurricane Harvey
  A senior rescue retirement community for Golden Retrievers in Houston, Texas is rebuilding after being ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Click2Houston reports. Golden Retriever Acres Senior Sanctuary (GRASS) has a main house and an enormous backyard for the senior and special needs Goldens to roam free. But when the flooding from Hurricane Harvey ensued, it […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/golden-retriever-senior-sanctuary-rebuilds-after-hurricane-harvey/ | September 14, 2017

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