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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
Expert Advice: Feature Maverick Crosses the Rainbow Bridge After His Third Bout With Cancer
Three months ago we learned of a resilient Golden Retriever named Maverick, who despite two bouts with lymphoma, was determined to not only live his life to the fullest, but with the help of his owners Joey and Allison Maxwell, spread love and inspiration everywhere he could. Unfortunately, after his cancer returned for a third […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/maverick-crosses-the-rainbow-bridge/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Feature Meet Maverick: the Golden Retriever that Even Cancer Can’t Slow Down
Two weeks ago, Joey Maxwell and his wife Allison received the news no dog owner ever wants to hear: their beloved nine-year-old Golden Retriever Maverick's cancer had returned. Told by their veterinarian that they had days left with Mav, the Maxwells brought their precious pup home and prepared to say goodbye. But rather than focus […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/meet-maverick-the-golden-retriever-that-even-cancer-cant-slow-down/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Vaccinations : What are They All For?
Vaccines: Protection for Your PuppyGoing to the vet repeatedly over several months for vaccinations, and then for boosters throughout the dog’s life, may seem like a bother, but the diseases from which vaccines shield our pets are truly dreadful, potentially deadly, and largely preventable. Always discuss vaccine schedules with your vet, since not all dogs […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-vaccines-infection-disease/ | January 1, 2009
Expert Advice: News Canine Influenza Virus Notice
  This notice is being sent out to provide up-to-date and accurate information about the Canine Influenza Virus to help prevent the spread of the virus to healthy (unexposed) dogs. The information provided is not intended to alarm dog owners and handlers. There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/canine-influenza-virus-notice/ | January 1, 2009

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