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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Separation anxiety in dogs goes beyond the occasional mournful whimper when you leave the house or the mysterious appearance, now and then, of a bedroom slipper under the kitchen table when you return. Unlike a little mischief when your dog is left alone, separation anxiety is the result of real stress. If your dog exhibits […] | June 16, 2015
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Health Concerns
New dog owners should take the time to learn the signs of potential health problems that might develop as a puppy matures into an adult dog. Here are some of the conditions to watch for: Allergies In dogs, allergies often show up as skin conditions, itchy ears, head-shaking, scratching, or bald or raw spots, though […] | June 10, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training How Dog Training Heals Psychological Combat Trauma
Rick Yount, Founder and Executive Director, Warrior Canine Connection What is it about training a service dog for a fellow Veteran that makes it such an effective therapy for military Service Members and Veterans who are battling post-traumatic stress, or dealing with the effects of a mild traumatic brain injury received during deployment? The answers […] | June 9, 2015
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Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Ticks on Dogs
We all know that spring and summer are seasons to be on high alert for ticks. Dogs are particularly susceptible to tick bites and can also carry them into the house. Tick-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease, Canine Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Canine Anaplasmosis and several others affect both humans and dogs. And although ticks are […] | June 9, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Chagas: A Disease Carried by the “Kissing Bug” Can Be Deadly to Both Dogs and Humans
Chagas … is it a new type of margarita? Is it a Latin dance, or a deadly disease?Unfortunately, it’s the latter. First discovered in Brazil in 1908 by Dr. Carlos Chagas, the disease called chagas is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, or T. cruzi. Its vector is the triatomine bug, and the parasite is […] | May 20, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Allergy Symptoms: What’s Causing Them and How to Treat it
He’s scratching and licking, keeping you awake, ruining his show coat, and giving himself a handy excuse for breaking that stay. It’s driving you crazy—imagine how he must feel. We most often associate allergies with sneezing and respiratory problems in people, but in dogs, allergies are most often associated with the skin and gastrointestinal (GI) […] | May 19, 2015
Expert Advice: News Canine Flu Continues To Spread, Cases Reported In Michigan
A case of the H3N2 canine influenza has affected a dog in the Macomb County area of Michigan according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. More than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest have caught the canine flu virus since it first broke. This case in Macomb County and two additional cases in […] | May 19, 2015
Expert Advice: News First Case of Canine Flu Surfaces in Georgia
Veterinarians in Georgia are treating a dog for symptoms of canine flu—the first case of the disease to surface in that state. The sick dog was brought to the University of Georgia’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital and has tested positive for the disease, according to news media reports. Veterinarians there won’t know until later this week […] | May 18, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Why Is My Dog Staring at the Wall?
  Walking into a room to find your dog staring at the wall is a little disconcerting, to say the least. Is there something in the wall? Is there a ghost? Is your dog sick? This particular odd behavior inspires a lot of questions, but the answers might surprise you. Let’s take a look at […] | May 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Grooming Is There A Connection Between Dog Grooming and Ear Infections?
ASK AKC  Dear AKC: When I take my floppy-eared dog to be groomed, he sometimes comes back shaking his head like his ear is bothering him. It appears to be a little irritated. He does occasionally get ear infections. Is there any connection between his grooming and ear infections? - Shaking My Head Dear Shaking: […] | May 16, 2015

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