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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
As many as 20 percent of dogs have some form of ear disease Dogs are more prone to ear infections than humans because of the shape of their ear canals Prevention is key — learn how to clean your dog's ears safely If your dog is showing any of the common signs of ear infections, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-ear-infections/ | September 2, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health How To Tell If Your Dog Is In Shape Or Overweight
If your pooch is looking a bit more pudgy than usual, it's actually quite common. The battle of the bulge isn't just something people face — so do pets. In fact, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55.8 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. And […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-tell-if-your-dog-is-fat/ | August 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Fruits and Vegetables Dogs Can or Can’t Eat
It's not uncommon to want to spoil your dog by sharing table scraps or your favorite snack. After all, if it is safe for you to eat, it must be OK for them to eat, right? Not necessarily. While many human foods are perfectly safe for dogs, some are very unhealthy and downright dangerous, so it's […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/fruits-vegetables-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/ | August 2, 2019
Expert Advice: Grooming 12 Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Groomer
When we think of caring for our dogs’ health, our thoughts might turn instinctively toward healthy foods, exercise and vet visits, but grooming is just as important to your dog’s well-being. Although some dog owners prefer to groom their own dogs, a skilled professional not only makes your dog look great, but he or she […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/things-to-ask-potential-groomers-before/ | July 31, 2019
Expert Advice: Nutrition The 7 Biggest Dog Food Myths
The Internet can offer a wealth of tips and facts on dog food. Unfortunately, it provides even more dog food myths and misinformation. Here’s a sampling of dog-feeding urban legends populating the Web and the actual truths behind them. Dog food myth No. 1: “Never feed dogs pork!” My initial reaction to this was “hogwash!” […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/dog-food-myths/ | July 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Grooming 11 Things to Ask Potential Groomers Before You Hand Them Your Dog
When we think of caring for our dogs’ health, our thoughts might turn instinctively toward healthy foods, exercise, and vet visits, but grooming is just as important to your dog’s well-being. Although some dog owners prefer to groom their own dogs, a skilled professional not only makes your dog look great, he or she also […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/11-things-to-ask-potential-groomers-before-you-hand-them-your-dog/ | July 3, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Treating and Preventing Hot Spots on Dogs
Hot spots are one of the most common skin conditions in dogs, particularly in the summer months. These painful, oozing sores can appear seemingly out of nowhere and often spread rapidly. While hot spots are frustrating to deal with, they can be treated and even prevented with the right management. What Are Hot Spots? Also […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/treating-and-preventing-hot-spots-on-dogs/ | June 19, 2019
Expert Advice: Health Should Your Dog Wear Sunscreen?
Humans often take precautions to protect themselves from the sun, but should we be doing the same for our dogs? Can dogs get suburned? The answer is yes. Just like people, canine companions are prone to sunburn and to other complications and diseases associated with sun exposure. Taking certain safety measures can lower your dog’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-sunscreen/ | April 11, 2019
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Is My Dog’s Nose Dry?
A cold, wet nose means a healthy pup. That wet nose is part of the reason why dogs have an amazing sense of smell –10,000 to 100,000 times more powerful than ours. The wet nose draws in tiny particles to be examined by a dog's olfactory glands. The thin layer of mucus on dogs’ noses holds […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-is-my-dogs-nose-dry/ | March 28, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Is Your Puppy Drinking Enough Water?
As a general rule, adult dogs need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. But growing puppies, despite their smaller size, drink more than their adult counterparts. A lot depends, however, on your puppy’s age, size, and activity level. Very young pups fulfill their hydration needs from their mother’s milk. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-drinking-enough-water/ | March 21, 2019