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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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/gum-and-candy-not-so-sweet-for-dogs/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Common Canine Diseases
Conscientious Owners Can Keep Their Dogs Disease-Free Many common canine diseases can be prevented or treated with available vaccines. Dogs are susceptible to many diseases transmitted by contact with infected dogs or wildlife. Here are the common canine diseases: Rabies -- Transmitted by bites from infected animals. Symptoms can include seizures, paralysis, aggression and lack […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/common-canine-diseases/ | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dangerous Parasites (And How To Protect Your Dog From Them)
What You Should Know About Parasites While you are outside tossing tennis balls to your terrier, you should be aware that there are parasites that can affect the health of your pet. While you are outside tossing tennis balls to your terrier, you should be aware that there are parasites that can affect the health of your pet. As […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dangerous-parasites-and-how-to-protect-your-dog-from-them/ | March 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Learning from Heartbreak
We can only make informed decisions if we glean information from our experiences as breeders—including some that are heartbreaking. The most important dog you own is not the one who won the most ribbons, produced the most champions, or sleeps in your bed. It’s the one who just died of something other than old age, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/learning-from-heartbreak/ | March 23, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Can Gum Make My Dog Sick?
Do not ever feed your dog sugar-free products such as gum, certain candy, and diet aids. Dogs are increasingly at risk for potential exposure to these products because they contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol, which damages the dog's liver. One stick of sugar-free gum can contain up to one gram of the substance, and as few […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-gum-make-my-dog-sick/ | January 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Kidney Disease in Dogs: How Much Do You Know?
The time to understand the symptoms and often-heartbreaking progression of kidney disease is before you hear the dreaded diagnosis “renal insufficiency.” Since kidney tissue does not regenerate as many other canine tissues do, by the time your dog is diagnosed with renal insufficiency, or any of the stages of kidney disease, your dog may already […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kidney-disease/ | January 5, 2015
Expert Advice: News FDA Rules to Reduce the Risk of Salmonella Infection In Dogs
The FDA's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network is conducting a massive study to gauge the risk of infection, to pets or humans, from contaminated pet foods. Preliminary results show that very few animals, less than 100 out of the nearly 3,000 tested positive for bacterial infection. Just half of those showed any signs of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/fda-reducing-salmonella-risks-dogs/ | January 1, 2015
Expert Advice: Advanced Training The Importance of Respecting the Rights of Disabled People
Passing the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is a worthy goal and a significant accomplishment for pet owners.  Well-socialized dogs with basic obedience training are more apt to live out their lives in loving homes, and are less likely to be rehomed or surrendered to shelters. Passing the CGC test does not give dogs the right to go […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/respecting-rights-disabled-people/ | January 28, 2014
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Preventative Measures to Help Save Money on Your Pets
While the benefits of pet ownership far outweigh the costs, every responsible dog owner should know that along with love and companionship comes financial responsibility. In today’s challenging economic times it pays to save wherever you can. But saving money doesn’t mean you need to skimp on your pet. The AKC offers the following preventative […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/preventative-measures-to-help-save-money-on-your-pets/ | October 30, 2013
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Dogs and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
As more military veterans have returned from war zones, there is an increased awareness of PTSD. PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a severe anxiety disorder that results from experiencing an extremely traumatic event such as war (explosions), death, accidents, brutality, or extreme weather and massive destruction (buildings falling, roofs caving in). Most people know that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/dogs-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/ | March 25, 2013

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