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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.   […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | May 11, 2015
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Winter Care for Canines
General ConcernsWinter's cold air brings many concerns for responsible dog owners. Keep the following precautions in mind: Don't leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors. Adequate shelter is a […] | May 4, 2015
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Expert Advice: General Health Is My Dog At Risk Of Getting Rabies From Bats?
Ask AKC  Dear AKC: Recently, two bats came into my house from the attic. There was a large one and a small one which flew around and landed in a few places and then disappeared. Later, I found my cat playing with one of them and it was still alive. The other bat then flew […] | May 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices CHF and Zoetis Podcast Reproduction Series Brucellosis
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and our corporate alliance, Zoetis, are pleased to announce the launch of a podcast series devoted to canine reproduction education for pet owners, breeders, and veterinarians. The first podcast in the series features Dr. Matthew Krecic, a Diagnostics specialist for Zoetis, and focuses on Brucellosis, an important topic for […] | April 28, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Dog Parasites
Parasites in dogs take many forms, but they all have one thing in common: sooner or later their presence will almost always have an impact on your pet's health or comfort. They can cause anything from mild irritation to serious illness. To cover all of the parasites in detail would (and does) take up a […] | April 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Eye Infections: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
There are many causes of eye infections in dogs. If your canine pal is exhibiting discomfort, redness, or even sensitivity to light, it's a good idea to consult your veterinarian. Left untreated, eye infections can spread or lead to vision loss. These are some of the basic types of infection, including: Conjunctivitis, also known as […] | April 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Bloat in Dogs: A Potentially Life-Threatening Condition
What to do if You Suspect Your Dog Developed BloatBloat is a health emergency that affects dogs in the prime of life. Early recognition and treatment are the keys to your dog’s survival. Gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), commonly known as bloat or twisted stomach, is an extremely serious condition that could develop into a life-threatening emergency. […] | April 14, 2015

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