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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 […] | 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 […] | 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. -- […] | 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 […] | August 21, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Protect Your Dog From These Hidden Hot-Weather Hazards
Summer means ice cream, hikes in the woods, swimming in ponds, running through fields, and, generally having a ball while soaking up the warmth. All that fun in the sun can have a downside, though. Most people are aware of the more obvious hazards that come with long, warm days—heat stroke, drowning, disease-spreading mosquitoes, fleas […] | August 11, 2015
Expert Advice: News New Test Available for Bacterial Disease Affecting Dogs and Humans
A recent increase nationwide in cases of a serious bacterial disease has caused concern among U.S. dog owners, but thankfully a new test is available that may speed diagnosis and allow quicker treatment. This week the veterinary diagnostics company IDEXX Laboratories announced the release of the SNAP® Lepto Test that detects antibodies for leptospirosis, a sometimes […] | July 27, 2015
Expert Advice: News Recent Cases of Leptospirosis in Parts of the U.S. of Concern to Dog Owners
This week a number of dogs frequenting the same dog park in Fresno, California, are reported to have been infected with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial disease. An increase of cases among pet dogs was also seen in the Denver areaearlier this year. Leptospirosis can affect humans, dogs, and many other animals. It is caused by […] | July 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Survival Tips for Tough Tick Season
Scientists predict a boom in this repulsive parasite in 2015, but simple measures can reduce your dog’s disease risk. Even as temperatures soar toward triple digits, we are still suffering from one surprising effect of last winter’s brutal snowfalls—more ticks. Deep snow banks provided protection for these repulsive parasites, say scientists from the University of […] | July 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Senior Dogs: Caring & Tips
As my father got on in years, he had two favorite expressions. The first was “Gettin’ old ain’t for sissies!” Unfortunately this dictum also applies for our shaggy companions. Whether you are an active fancier with numerous dogs or a pet owner with just one or two dogs, it’s a given that at some point […] | June 30, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions A Survival Guide for Dog Diarrhea
It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss, but if you own a dog, chances are you have found yourself cleaning up a stinking brown puddle (or, politely put, doggie runs) more than you’d care to think about. Diarrhea is a common canine affliction and it varies in frequency, duration, and intensity from dog to […] | June 29, 2015

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