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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: 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
Expert Advice: General Health Is It Safe For Dogs to Drink Out Of Communal Water Bowls?
It is common these days to see bowls of water for dogs outside of shops or coffee houses. Fountains in parks are also commonly used for our dogs when they are out and about. There has been some concern lately regarding the safety of dogs drinking out of communal bowls or fountains. However, there are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-it-safe-for-dogs-to-drink-out-of-communal-water-bowls/ | June 13, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health 10 Ways to Keep Your German Shepherd Dog Healthy
Courtesy of Annette Sackrider-Miller, AKC Breeder of Merit All dogs have their special health quirks and the German Shepherd Dog is no exception. While we can’t anticipate our dog's every need, there are a few helpful tips to keep your dog feeling his or her best. 1. Maintain a healthy weight. The breed standard says […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/10-ways-to-keep-gsd-healthy/ | June 8, 2016
Expert Advice: General Nutrition Best Dog Food for Small Breeds
Your small breed dog might think he is one of the big dogs, but when it comes to dinnertime his nutritional needs are unique. He needs a diet specially formulated for small dogs to help him feel and act his best. Unfortunately, finding the best dog food for small breeds is not always easy. We […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/food-for-small-breeds/ | June 2, 2016