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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Diabetes in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can affect dogs and cats and other animals (including apes, pigs, and horses) as well as humans. Although diabetes can’t be cured, it can be managed very successfully. Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes,” is the type of diabetes seen most often in dogs. It is a metabolism disorder. Metabolism […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/diabetes-in-dogs/ | February 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Studies Lifetime Golden Retriever Study Is Largest, Longest Effort To Improve Health Of Dogs
Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is observing 3,000 Golden Retrievers across the United States to learn more about canine disease and cancer. Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds, making up 600,000 of the 80 million dogs in the U.S. This study, which follows the dogs from an early age until […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/lifetime-golden-retriever-study-is-largest-longest-effort-to-improve-health/ | January 19, 2016
Expert Advice: News AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Klein On Canine Flu
Dr. Jerry Klein In early March 2015, there appeared to be a significant outbreak of Kennel Cough in Chicago. Our hospital, a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility, regularly sees a high volume of sick and injured dogs and cats. But what we were seeing in Spring 2015 was different. Suddenly, a large number of coughing, sick […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/akcs-chief-veterinary-officer-dr-klein-on-canine-flu/ | January 15, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Should Dog Owners Be Worried About the New Strain of Dog Flu?
Pet owners are on high alert with the recent re-emergence of a rare strain of dog flu that has been affecting thousands of dogs all over the country in the last 10 months. An outbreak of strain H3N2, a type of avian flu previously seen in dogs only in Korea, China and Thailand, emerged in […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/should-dog-owners-be-worried-about-the-new-strain-of-dog-flu/ | January 14, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health Metronidazole for Dogs
Dog owners today are armed with more tools for keeping their dogs healthy and fit than ever before. Modern medicine has radically improved how well, and how long, our companion animals live. For both humans and dogs, antibiotics continue to be a potent ally in the fight against disease and infection. What is Metronidazole? Dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/metronidazole-for-dogs/ | January 4, 2016
Expert Advice: News Popular Salt Christmas Ornaments Can Be Deadly For Dogs
A family is warning pet owners about the danger of a popular craft project and decoration that caused the death of their dog, Lexi. While not supervised, two-and-a-half-year-old Lexi snuck downstairs in the home of Larry and Hope Pospisil and ate a salt ornament, which the couple had crafted with their young daughter. It featured […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/popular-salt-ornaments-dangerous-for-dogs/ | December 22, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Tapeworms in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
What are Tapeworms? Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite. Along with roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm, this flat, segmented worm is found in dogs, cats, humans, and many other species around the world. The most common tapeworm species is Dipylidium Caninum. The medical term for a tapeworm infestation is Cestodiasis. If you’ve ever seen photos of tapeworms, your reaction was probably one […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tapeworms-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ | December 21, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Pancreatitis in Dogs – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Pancreatitis in dogs is one of those conditions that owners must be informed about before it strikes because the warning signs may not always be obvious at first, the symptoms might be mistaken for something less serious, and yet it’s potentially life-threatening. The medical definition of pancreatitis is simple: “inflammation of the pancreas.” But like […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/pancreatitis-in-dogs/ | December 17, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Common Heartworm Medication Ivermectin Can Have Serious Side Effects for Some Breeds
Dogs of some herding breeds and some mix-breed dogs can have a genetic mutation that makes them dangerously oversensitive to ivermectin, the active ingredient in some commonly used heartworm prevention medicines for dogs. Given at the proper doses and under the supervision of a veterinarian, ivermectin is safe for most dogs and is very effective […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heartworm-medication-side-effects/ | December 4, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Roundworms in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
What are roundworms? Roundworms are extremely common parasites in dogs. Almost all dogs have roundworms at some point in their lives—most often in puppyhood. There are two main species of roundworms affecting dogs: Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonine. Toxocara canis causes more serious disease and can be transmitted to humans. The canine roundworm Toxocara canis […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/roundworms-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ | November 26, 2015

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