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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
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) in Dogs
Most people have probably experienced a urinary tract infection, also known as bacterial cystitis, in their lifetime. Usually, it’s easy to obtain treatment and pain relief from a doctor or pharmacy. Dogs get UTIs too, and experience similar symptoms. Urinary tract infections are common in dogs, and are more frequent in older dogs ages 7 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/urinary-tract-infections-uti-in-dogs/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Homeopathic Remedies for Your Dog
Dogs are naturally curious animals and tend to view the world through their mouths, and to that extent, their stomachs. This can lead to some panic moments for many dog owners when they discover their reading glasses have gone missing with a very suspicious trail of broken shards leading to the dog bed. A call […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/homeopathic-remedies-for-your-dog/ | August 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
A bowel obstruction, also known as a gastrointestinal blockage, is a common problem in dogs, due to their curious nature and desire to eat or chew almost anything. Most dog owners have probably heard of this issue, whether or not their own dog has experienced it. All dogs are at risk of this issue, but […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bowel-obstruction-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ | August 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices How Long Are Dogs Pregnant?
Puppies are exciting. If you are new to breeding, or you are eagerly awaiting the birth of a reserved puppy from a breeder’s litter, the wait can seem eternal. Luckily for us (and for the dog), the gestation period in dogs is much shorter than the gestation period in humans. But exactly how long does […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/how-long-are-dogs-pregnant/ | August 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Real Story of Amblin’s Balto
It all started in January 1925, when doctors in Nome began to see symptoms of a deadly infection—diphtheria. Anchorage, more than 500 miles away, was the closet place with supplies of lifesaving serum. Alaska’s brutal winters, where temperatures could plunge to 50 below and snow and ice are measured in yards, made travel impossible. Planes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/balto/ | August 12, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Benadryl for Dogs
The temptation to reach into our medicine cabinets to treat our pets can be very dangerous. Humans and dogs react very differently to medications, which is why veterinarians caution dog owners against making independent decisions about how to medicate their animals. However, some human medications are safe for use with dogs, as long as they […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/benadryl-for-dogs/ | August 10, 2016
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Food for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs
What Causes Sensitive Stomachs in Dogs? Before you start searching for a better food for your dog, you need to figure out what is causing your dog’s sensitive stomach. Some dogs, just like some people, are sensitive to certain food ingredients. For others, a sensitive stomach could be a sign of a more serious problem. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/best-food-for-dogs-with-sensitive-stomachs/ | August 10, 2016