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Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Too Much Sleep: Is There Such a Thing for Senior Dogs?
Your dog's sleeping habits may begin to change as he or she ages Sleeping more is (usually) very normal for senior dogs, although there can sometimes be reason to worry Pay attention to your canine's behavior — certain changes in sleep cycles may be an indication of possible disease If you have a senior dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/too-much-sleep-is-there-such-a-thing-for-senior-dogs/ | September 12, 2019
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Expert Advice: Feature Moving Portraits of 9/11 Dogs, 10 Years After They Served
On Sept. 11, 2001, almost 100 dogs were deployed to search the wreckage of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They worked long hours—risking their safety and their health in an effort that started as rescue and quickly became recovery. Ten years later, 15 of these dogs were still alive, living with their handlers. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/moving-portraits-of-9-11-dogs-10-years-later/ | September 5, 2019
Expert Advice: Fun With Your Dog Best Toys and Games For Senior Dogs
Even though your dog's puppy years are far behind him, his need to play is still strong. Playtime provides senior dogs with mental stimulation, keeps their cognitive skills in tip-top shape, and helps them maintain a youthful personality. Check out the following ways to engage your senior dog in mentally challenging, age-appropriate play. Games to Play With Your Senior Dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/toys-and-games-for-senior-dogs/ | July 24, 2019
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
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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

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