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Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Insurance 30-Day Certificate: Real Pets, Real Problems, Real Protection
We all know that puppies love to chew, bite and nibble. The hope is that it’s not followed by swallow! Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened with Sir Deacon Zhivago. Deacon, a then 3-month-old German Shepherd, was “very rowdy and adventurous—constantly exploring and curious of anything new,” according to his owner, Chris Schewe of Fort […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-insurance-30-day-certificate-real-pets-real-problems-real-protection/ | October 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Studies How Human-Like Are Dogs?
It’s easy to anthropomorphize our dogs. Sometimes they seem to have such human-like qualities that we forget that they’re probably not having the same experience we’d like to pretend they’re having. That being said, science has shown that our canine companions actually do feel a lot of human-like emotions—perhaps more than we give them credit […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/how-human-like-are-dogs/ | October 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Cushing’s Disease in Dogs
If your older dog is drinking and urinating more than usual, it could be caused by a variety of reasons. One cause your veterinarian may test for is Cushing’s disease (CD), also known as hyperadrenocorticism. This condition, usually caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland, is far more common than we realize, but because […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cushings-disease-in-dogs/ | October 5, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Flea And Tick Medicine For Puppies
After you’ve welcomed a new puppy into your home, it’s important to use all available resources to set him up for a long and happy life. Those include getting all required and recommended vaccinations for your puppy, beginning the socialization process, and initiating a regimen of preventive care, including heartworm preventatives and flea/tick medication. Flea […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/flea-and-tick-medicine-for-puppies/ | September 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Worms in Dogs
The idea of worms is unpleasant for many dog owners. Nobody wants to think about creepy crawlies infesting their dog’s internal organs, but understanding the risks, symptoms, and treatment options for worms in dogs is an important part of responsible dog ownership. There are five main types of worms that commonly affect domestic dogs: roundworms, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/worms-in-dogs/ | September 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can My Dog Eat These Human Superfoods?
This article is sponsored by Redbarn Pet Products LLC. Research has suggested that certain superfoods are great for human health and may even extend your lifespan. But what do superfoods do for dogs? Is it OK to feed your dog these foods? Find out below! What Are "Super" Foods? According to the American Heart Association […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-my-dog-eat-these-human-superfoods/ | September 13, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Understanding Hookworms in Dogs
Parasites are unpleasant, and hookworms are no exception. These nasty little worms can do a lot of damage to your dog, which is why it is important for owners to be aware of the symptoms of hookworms in dogs and how to treat them. Here is what you need to know. What Are Hookworms? […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/understanding-hookworms-in-dogs/ | September 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions The Facts You Need to Know About Giardia in Dogs
I first heard about Giardia in dogs when I was living in the Caribbean. Giardia was very common on the island where we were staying, and as I was researching what I needed to do to protect myself against the dangerous parasite I discovered that my dogs were also at risk. After speaking with my […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/the-facts-you-need-to-know-about-giardia-in-dogs/ | September 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Shrimp?
Next time you steam up some shrimp, you might want to consider setting a few aside for your dog. Not only can dogs eat shrimp, but a few shrimp now and then may even offer them some health benefits. Shrimp Contain Beneficial Nutrients for Dogs Shrimp are not only tasty, they are full of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-shrimp/ | August 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Chocolate?
The rumors you've heard about chocolate are true. Chocolate might be your favorite treat, but it has deadly consequences for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Chocolate is highly toxic to dogs and can be potentially fatal. Unfortunately, dogs have a way of sniffing out chocolate treats, which means we need to be alert for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-chocolate/ | August 23, 2016