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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
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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
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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
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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
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health What Every Puppy Owner Needs to Know About Parvo in Puppies
The last thing any new puppy owner or dog breeder wants to hear is a diagnosis of parvo. Parvo in puppies is unfortunately a common disease with deadly consequences, which is why it is important for anyone dealing with puppies on a regular basis to be aware of the symptoms of parvo and what to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-every-puppy-owner-needs-to-know-about-parvo-in-puppies/ | October 24, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Introducing a Ground-Breaking New Test For Canine Bladder Cancer
The Gift of Time: Introducing a Ground-Breaking New Test For Canine Bladder Cancer We live in amazing times. It seems like just yesterday that we awoke to the rising threat of bladder cancer [also known as transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)/urothelial carcinoma (UC)] in our dogs, with new cases being diagnosed far too frequently. As some […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/introducing-a-ground-breaking-new-test-for-canine-bladder-cancer/ | October 14, 2016
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
Yellow Labrador Retriever Drinking
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: Common Conditions Treating and Preventing Hot Spots on Dogs
  Hot spots are one of the most frustrating skin conditions your dog can get. These painful sores spring up overnight and can recur over and over again, driving your dog into an itchy frenzy. Luckily, there are things you can do to treat and prevent hot spots on dogs.   What Are Hot Spots? […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/treating-and-preventing-hot-spots-on-dogs/ | October 4, 2016

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