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Expert Advice: Grooming Dog Shedding: What to Expect And How to Manage It
Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, and Pekingese tend to shed a lot. Dachshunds, Poodles, and Border Terriers seem to be shed-free. There are reasons why some dogs shed and others don't shed at all. Different dog breeds shed in different amounts: Some shed seasonally, while others shed year-round. This depends on the type of coat your dog […] | June 23, 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 […] | June 21, 2016
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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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | June 13, 2016
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Weighs In On Tick-Borne Diseases
Tick borne disease is a growing threat to both canine and human health. Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to animals and people, feed on blood, and transmit diseases directly into the host’s system. Disease occurs when an infected tick bites a dog or a human and transmits the disease into the victim’s body. The […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | June 2, 2016
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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 […] | May 19, 2016

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