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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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Expert Advice: News Canine Flu Outbreak
  A rare outbreak of canine flu in the Chicago area has sickened more than 1,000 dogs, including five who died, in the past month, according to veterinarians in the region. The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control is warning dog owners to avoid dog parks, group training activities and dog daycare and […] | April 7, 2015
Expert Advice: News Come, Grow Old With Me – CDS and Caring for Elderly Dogs
by Sandra MurrayReprinted from: Essential Elements, ShowSight Magazine   Reprinted from: Essential Elements, ShowSight Magazine As a youngster she had won her breed’s National Sweepstakes. Not long after that win, she finished her championship with three 5 point majors, all at large regional specialties. During her specials career she earned multiple Group placements and Best […] | April 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Canine Flu: Highly Contagious
Canine Flu: the nasty but treatable virusCanine influenza, or “canine flu,” is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. Like a human head cold, there is no cure, but a vaccine has been developed that can lessen the severity of the flu symptoms. The canine flu virus can be in aerosol form, inhaled by a […] | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Gum and Candy: Not so Sweet for Dogs
Artificial Sweetener in Some Gum and Candy Can be Fatal to Small Dogs There have been stories claiming that sugar-free gum can kill dogs. Many dog owners still aren’t clear on the facts. There is an artificial sweetener that is harmful, even fatal, for dogs. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener found in sugar-free products such […] | March 23, 2015

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