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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 […]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
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Lice: What They Are, How to Avoid Them
First, the good news: You cannot get lice from your dog, nor can your dog pick up this parasite from you. Lice are species-specific; those that thrive on human blood won’t change their dining preferences if they land on a dog, or vice versa. But there is plenty of bad news where this parasite […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-lice/ | February 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Ear Mites In Dogs: What Owners Need To Know
If your dog is shaking and scratching his head, it may be because Otodectes cynotis has taken up residence in his ear canal. The bug’s Latin name translates as “ear beggar of the dog.” It is an arachnid, in the same family as spiders and ticks. The name perfectly describes what these tiny creatures do, which is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/ear-mites-in-dogs/ | February 23, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health House Calls, Mobile Apps Help Quell Anxiety For Dogs Going To The Vet
It’s a pitiful sight. Your dog’s tail is squeezed between his legs, he’s straining against his leash like he’s being pulled over a cliff, his eyes are pleading up at you: “Pleeease don’t make me go to the vet’s office!” Dogs who dread going to the veterinarian have an uncanny way of sensing when it’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/house-calls-mobile-apps-help-quell-anxiety-for-dogs-going-to-the-vet/ | February 10, 2016