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Expert Advice: General Health Should I Worry About My Dog Eating Ladybugs?
A photo showing a bunch of what appears to be ladybugs embedded onto the roof of a dog’s mouth has gone viral on social media, warning pet owners about letting their dogs consume these bugs and urging them to inspect their pet's mouth for a similar infestation. But according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-eating-ladybugs/ | November 25, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Tips To Help Keep Your Dog Safe This Thanksgiving
For most people, Thanksgiving means family gatherings with an abundance of delicious food for everyone. And even though we want to include our dogs in the celebrations, some of our holiday food is not safe for them. At Pet Poison Helpline, we believe that prevention is the best option for keeping our pets healthy — […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/thanksgiving-tips-for-dogs/ | November 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: News Kicker the Golden Retriever: One Therapy Dog’s Legacy
Jo Anne Fusco has been involved with the American Kennel Club for as long as she can remember. As an owner of AKC registered Golden Retrievers, Jo Anne became a Canine Good Citizenevaluator and began working with a therapy dog group. She was instrumental in starting the Doggy Daze program at St. Jude's Children Hospital, which helps to relieve […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/kicker-the-therapy-dogs-legacy/ | November 18, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions ​Dog Constipation: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
Constipation refers to an inability to produce normal stools on a regular schedule, which, for a dog, is generally once or twice per day. Dogs who are suffering from constipation will not “go” at all, strain to defecate, or produce rock-hard stools. In chronic cases, dogs may retain hard, dry fecal matter in their digestive […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-constipation/ | November 9, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Home Alone: Alleviating Your Dog’s Stress When You Are Away
If your dog seems to stress when you leave the house for work or school, there are several things you can do to make her feel more relaxed. Here are some quick tips for making good-byes a good experience for your dogs: Leave a television or radio on to keep your dog “company" Don't make […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/alleviating-dogs-stress-when-you-are-away/ | October 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Teething and Nipping; A Complete Survival Guide
Congratulations on your new puppy! Now that you have your new four-legged family member home with you, you may start to realize some of the challenges that come with a puppy, including how to survive teething and nipping. Puppies’ mouths are filled with about 28 teeny-tiny razors that seem to be attracted to your fingers […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-teething-and-nipping/ | October 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Is Cookout Food Hazardous to Dogs?
As summer comes to an end, many people want to fire up the grill one more time and invite friends and family over to enjoy a cookout. And with so much delicious food around, dog owners and their guests may want to occasionally let the dog have a taste. However, many cookout foods are not […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/hazardous-cookout-food/ | September 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Does Your Dog Think He’s A Garbage Can? Dealing with Dogs Who Eat Everything
Does Your Dog Think He’s a Garbage Can? Dealing with Dogs Who Eat Everything   By AKC GoodDog Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb Some dogs are bound and determined to consume things that are not meant to be consumed. I have had two dogs experience life-threatening intestinal blockages: one due to a toy that I gave […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/dealing-with-dogs-who-eat-everything/ | September 1, 2015
Expert Advice: News Healing the bodies and broken hearts of the pets displaced by Katrina: A volunteer’s story
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina wreaking havoc in the southeastern United States, Seattle Times journalist Ranny Green reflects on his time in Louisiana on assignment with Noah's Wish, an organization that helps animals affected by natural disasters. Read Ranny's diary of his trip below, which originally ran in The Seattle Times in 2005. -- […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/katrina-volunteers-story/ | August 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Brucellosis: Dog Breeders Shouldn’t Skip Testing for This Dangerous Disease
Based on my many discussions with breeders over the years, there appears to be a great deal of misunderstanding about the bacterial disease brucellosis. Interestingly, there also seems to be misunderstanding at some veterinary offices as well. Brucellosis is a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis. It is one of the leading causes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/brucellosis-dog-breeders-shouldnt-skip-testing-for-this-dangerous-disease/ | August 21, 2015

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