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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
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dry Skin on Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Dry skin on dogs is frustrating for dogs and owners alike. There are many potential causes for dry skin, which can make diagnosing skin conditions in dogs tricky. If dry, itchy, or flaky skin is making your dog uncomfortable, here is what you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and best treatment options for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dry-skin-on-dogs-causes-symptoms-treatment/ | May 19, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Is Pepto-Bismol Safe for Dogs (Along with Other OTC Medications)?
Dogs, like people, can be afflicted with stomach problems, including indigestion, diarrhea, and gas. Although severe or prolonged symptoms should always be treated by a veterinarian, minor cases of stomach upset or diarrhea can be cared for at home with "people" medications that are safe for dogs. If symptoms persist or if you’ve never given […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-pepto-bismol-safe-for-dogs/ | May 19, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Should Breeders Worry About Zika Virus And Their Dogs?
Spring has arrived and, along with the welcomed warmer temperatures, comes the not-so-welcome pesky insects. This includes mosquitoes that can transmit disease to humans and pets. The Zika virus, transmitted through mosquitoes, has been in the news lately as a health concern for humans causing fever and joint pain and, of most concern for pregnant […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/should-breeders-worry-about-zika-virus-and-their-dogs/ | May 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Canine Epilepsy: Demystifying The Myths
Not a lot has changed regarding the fear and myths surrounding canine epilepsy since the first person observed seizing dogs when animal/human cohabitation started. Throughout history, thousands of people suffering from epilepsy have been killed because they were thought to be possessed by the devil. Sadly, despite all the scientific improvement and understanding of this […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/canine-epilepsy-myths/ | March 21, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions 4 Tips To Protect Your Dog From Heartworm
Spring is almost here, which means warmer weather and longer days are on the way. Unfortunately, so are pesky bugs. Critters are not only irritating for your dog but they can be very harmful too. In fact, the deadly parasite heartworm is transmitted only by mosquitos. Here are a few tips to keep your dog […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/4-tips-to-protect-your-dog-from-heartworm/ | March 14, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Fever in Dogs: Causes, Signs, and Treatment
You’re probably familiar with the tried and true method many dog owners have relied on to see if their dog has a fever: Feel his nose. If it’s wet and cold, he’s fine. If it’s hot and dry, he probably has a fever. Simple, right? There's nothing wrong with using this old-time gauge, but sometimes […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-fever-and-temperature/ | March 4, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health What Is Glucosamine For, and Can It Help Dogs?
Like people, many dogs suffer from arthritis, especially as they age. This painful condition occurs when cartilage, the cushioning between the bones, begins to thin and wear away and the ends of the bones start to rub against each other. It may be caused by trauma, disease, or wear and tear that comes with use over years. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/glucosamine-for-dogs/ | February 23, 2016