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Expert Advice: Health Dog Myths Debunked: Can I Get a Cold From My Dog?
Zoonotic diseases, which can be spread between animals and people, are increasingly making the news. With reports about bird flu and swine flu on the rise, it makes sense that many of us worry about catching illnesses from our pets. When it comes to canine colds, however, we don't need to worry. Can I Catch […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-cold-dog-myths-debunked/ | July 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Arthritis in Senior Dogs — Signs and Treatment
You might have noticed your older dog slowing down in recent years. Maybe he is playing less and sleeping more. Although this might seem normal for an aging canine, arthritis could be to blame. What Is Arthritis? There are several different types of arthritis that can affect dogs, but the most common is osteoarthritis — […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/arthritis-in-senior-dogssigns-and-treatment/ | June 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/lyme-disease-in-dogs/ | April 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Nutrition Can Dogs Eat Garlic?
The smell of roasting garlic is one of those scents that immediately makes most of us hungry. It's featured in cuisines around the globe and is found in many of our favorite foods. Scientific evidence even suggests that garlic has medicinal benefits for humans, so it's perfectly natural for you to wonder: Can dogs eat […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-garlic/ | April 19, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Heartworm in Dogs: What You Should Know About the Mosquito-Borne Parasite
Heartworm is a potentially deadly parasite that is transmitted only by mosquitos, which pick up larval heartworms, called microfilaria, circulating in the bloodstream of infected animals. Dogs and other canids, such as fox, wolves, and coyote, are considered the primary heartworm hosts, but these parasites can also affect other mammals, including cats, ferrets, and, in rare cases, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heartworm-in-dogs-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment/ | April 12, 2018
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Keep an Eye Out: Wild Mushrooms Can Poison Your Dog
A deadly substance growing in your own backyard? Any dog owner would shudder at the thought. But how can you protect your pup from something you didn't even know was harmful in the first place? Mushroom toxicity undoubtedly happens more often in dogs than is reported because many of these poisonings go unrecognized for what […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-mushrooms/ | March 26, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Bad Breath — More Than Poor Dental Hygiene
Dogs are known for having breath that ranges from less-than-fresh to downright nasty. Bad breath can be a sign of dental or periodontal disease. Sometimes, however, bad breath can be a sign of something more serious than a snack from the cat box or poor dental hygiene. Diabetes Sweet, fruity breath might sound like an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bad-breath-poor-dental-hygiene/ | March 14, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Thyroid Disease in Dogs
Thyroid disease is a relatively common problem in dogs. While it is usually treatable, learning that your dog has a thyroid condition is understandably concerning. Here is some information about the more common thyroid diseases that can affect dogs to help you better understand your dog's condition. What Does the Thyroid Do? In order to […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/thyroid-disease-in-dogs/ | January 17, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Why Is Bladder Cancer More Likely in These Breeds?
Cancer. The word sends a chill down our spines, whether it is in regard to ourselves, our human loved ones, or our dogs. Cancer is scary, and it makes us feel out of control. This is especially true if you own a dog breed with a predisposition to cancer. Luckily, when it comes to bladder […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/bladder-cancer-more-likely-breeds/ | November 7, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Vision Loss in Senior Dogs — Symptoms and Management
Just as our eyesight can become impaired as we age, dogs can also suffer from vision loss as they enter their senior years. However, unlike humans, dogs do not rely on vision as their most important sense. Their noses and ears allow them to adapt quite well to changes in their eyesight. Here are the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/vision-loss-senior-dogs/ | November 1, 2017