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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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/chagas-disease-kissing-bug/ | 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) […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/food-allergies-dog-scratching-licking/ | 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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-flu-h3n2-spread-michigan/ | 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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/gerogia-canine-flu/ | 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 […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-dog-staring-at-wall/ | 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: […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-grooming-cause-ear-infections/ | May 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea & Tick Prevention: 5 Reasons to Use Them This Summer
Spring has sprung and summer is peeking around the corner! As the chilly winter fades, the lure of the great outdoors calls to us and our family pets. Unfortunately, it also rings in the full-blown season of fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Let’s talk about the benefits of protecting our pets against these pesky parasites. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/five-reasons-for-flea-prevention-products-this-summer/ | May 15, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health 8 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Dog In the Summer
The days seem longer, the sun is shining and your dog wants to spend more time outdoors. Whether you and your dog are headed to park or just taking a stroll, veterinarians offer this advice: Never, ever leave your dog in the car; Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water; Make […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/protect-dog-summer-heat-sun-tips/ | May 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Addison’s Disease in Dogs—Early Recognition Is Critical
What is it? Addison’s disease is the slowdown or absence of activity of the tiny adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys. The adrenals are responsible for the production of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol is commonly called the “stress hormone,” but it is also essential to many major actions throughout […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/addisons-disease-in-dogs/ | May 12, 2015
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Yogurt?
Yes, dogs can eat yogurt, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they should. While yogurt is not toxic to dogs, because it contains lactose, many canines will have trouble digesting it. Is Yogurt Good For Dogs? Yogurt is high in calcium and protein. It also can act as a probiotic, which can be good for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-yogurt/ | May 11, 2015