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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
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
Expert Advice: Puppy Health How to Spot And Avoid A Sick Puppy
Your puppy's health is your responsibility and there are several easy steps you can incorporate into daily life to protect him and monitor his health. Some steps are more obvious than others, but by following these guidelines, you can ensure his good health and protect him from possible dangers. Set up regular appointments with your […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-spot-and-avoid-a-sick-puppy/ | July 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Home Puppy-Proofing Tips For Your Home And Yard
Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and joined the exciting and sometimes chaotic world of dog ownership. By now, hopefully you’ve done the research and have somewhat of an understanding of how to care for your new puppy. Your house is going to be the place that your dog spends the majority of his life, so […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/puppy-proofing-tips-for-your-home-and-yard/ | July 27, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health How Long Do Dogs Live?
Humans have much longer lifespans than dogs. This is a basic fact of dog ownership and one that many owners struggle with when the time comes to say goodbye. While we may wish our dogs could live forever, knowing how long dogs live helps prepare us for their needs as seniors, ensuring that we give […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-long-do-dogs-live/ | July 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Types Of Allergic Reactions In Dogs
What does “allergy” mean to you? Does it mean a life-threatening reaction to a bee sting? Does it suggest an itchy dog? Hives? All of these are examples of the many different types of allergic reactions. Learn how to manage each one. Anaphylactic Reactions in Dogs Have you ever heard of a person dying after […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/types-of-allergic-reactions-in-dogs/ | June 21, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes?
Photo: shelmac/Flickr Most dogs want to eat whatever we're eating, no matter what it is. Whether it is a juicy beefsteak tomato or a juicy beef steak, your dog wants to help you finish it. Vets generally do not recommend feeding table scraps to dogs, but some foods are fine to give every once in […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-tomatoes/ | June 17, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health How To Keep Your Dog Healthy
Your dog will rely on you to keep him in good health. A proper diet, regular exercise and grooming, and routine check-ups at the veterinarian will help keep your dog in top form. It's also important for you to get to know your dog's habits -- eating, drinking, sleeping, and so forth -- since sometimes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-keep-your-dog-healthy/ | June 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Grooming How to Groom a Dog
Good grooming will help your dog look and feel his best. Routine grooming sessions also allow you to examine your dog's coat, teeth, eyes, ears, and nails for signs of problems. How often you need to groom your dog depends on his size, breed, and type of coat. Brushing Several brushing sessions a week will […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-groom-a-dog/ | June 15, 2016