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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
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