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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
Golden retriever mother playing with her puppy outdoors
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
Yellow Labrador Retriever getting dog food
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
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Seizures in Dogs
There is probably nothing more alarming than seeing your dog have a seizure. Legs flailing in the air, lips tightened in a sardonic grin, and the neck arched like it might break — it illustrates the horror the dog is going through. But that classic convulsion is only one of many variations of seizures in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/seizures-in-dogs/ | August 9, 2016
Yellow Labrador Retriever getting dog food
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Five Foods to Feed Your Dog When He’s Sick
Feeding a sick dog is challenging. Decreased appetite, upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting make caring for a sick dog stressful for both you and your pet. A bland diet can help relieve some of these symptoms while also giving your dog the nutrition he needs to recover. The following six recipes are intended for use […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/six-foods-to-feed-your-dog-when-hes-sick/ | August 9, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Health What Does It Mean When Your Puppy Sheds His Coat?
There is not much in this world cuter than a puppy. Besides their downy ears and ridiculous antics, part of their undeniable appeal is their soft puppy coats. Unfortunately for adoring owners, puppyhood doesn’t last forever. Loss of puppy coat is a normal part of your dog’s growth, but it can be alarming for first […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-does-it-mean-when-your-puppy-sheds-his-coat/ | July 29, 2016

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