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Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs Cry?
You know that your dog feels emotions; he's a sensitive animal, prone to joy, fear, sadness, and a range of other emotions. And of course, like most mammals, dogs have tear ducts. So, is there a connection between a dog's brain and his tear ducts? No. While canines express needs and wants vocally, there is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-cry/ | November 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Coughing: Causes and Treatment Options
The sound of a dog coughing sends alarm bells ringing in most dog owners’ heads. Is your dog sick? Is he choking? Should you call your veterinarian? A dog cough can have many causes, some of which are potentially dangerous. Here is what you need to know about the causes of coughing in dogs and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-coughing/ | November 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cashews?
Can my dog eat cashew nuts? Yes, cashews are generally safe for dogs to eat. Unlike macadamia nuts, cashews are not toxic to dogs. However, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind if you're considering feeding your dog cashews. Feeding Cashews to Dogs While cashews are nontoxic, there are some risks associated with […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cashews/ | November 18, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Aspirin for Dogs: Benefits and Side Effects
We hate to see our dogs in pain. If your dog is suffering with pain from an injury or disease, it can be tempting to treat him the way we treat ourselves—with a painkiller like aspirin. Before you reach into your medicine cabinet, talk to your vet. Vets do prescribe aspirin for dogs, but aspirin […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/aspirin-for-dogs/ | November 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Distemper in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Distemper is one of the most serious diseases your dog can get. It is also one of the most preventable. Here are the facts, symptoms, treatment options, and prevention methods that every dog owner needs to know about distemper. What Is Canine Distemper? Canine distemper should sound familiar to you if your dog is up-to-date […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/distemper-in-dogs/ | November 15, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Rimadyl for Dogs — Uses, Side Effects, & Alternatives
When we pick up prescription medication for ourselves, most of us take the time to do a little research about the side effects. We should do the same kind of research when we get a medication for our dogs. If your vet prescribed Rimadyl for your dog, you need to know about what Rimadyl treats, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/rimadyl-for-dogs/ | November 10, 2016
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick What Do Flea Bites Look Like on Dogs?
An itching, scratching dog conjures up nightmarish images of fleas hopping everywhere—especially onto our furniture, beds, and carpets. Fleas are prime suspects if your dog is scratching without any apparent reason, but before you can blame fleas for your dog’s discomfort you need to do a little more investigating. The best way to find out […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-bites-on-dogs/ | November 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Ringworm in Dogs — Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
With so many parasites out there, it is tempting to lump ringworm in the same category as hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. Despite its name, however, ringworm is not actually a worm—it is a fungus. This fungal infection is common all over the world and infects almost all species of domestic animals, including dogs, which […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/ringworm-in-dogs/ | November 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Health The Causes, Treatment, and Symptoms of Puppy Diarrhea
Raising puppies is nerve-wracking. There are so many things to keep track of, from keeping up with vaccine schedules to removing socks and other foreign objects from your puppy’s mouth. As if that wasn’t enough to worry about, many puppies also experience something far less pleasant than chewing the occasional sock, and that's puppy diarrhea. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-diarrhea/ | November 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lymphoma in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Most of us have heard of lymphoma. It is a common cancer in people and dogs, which does not make it any less terrifying for dog owners receiving a canine lymphoma diagnosis. Understanding lymphoma can help owners come to terms with a dog's condition, assisting us in making more informed decisions about our dog's health. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/lymphoma-in-dogs-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment/ | November 3, 2016