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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
Expert Advice: News Valley Fever: What You Should Know
The Great Dane Club of America recently held its national show in Phoenix, Ariz. on Oct. 14-20. Some human attendees have reported becoming ill with the flu since the show. There have also been some cases of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) reported in people attending the show. At this time, there have been no reports of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/valley-fever-what-you-should-know/ | October 30, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Cancer in Senior Dogs –- Signs and Symptoms to Watch For
As our dogs get older, they are at a greater risk for many diseases, including cancer. Almost one-third of all dogs more than seven years old will experience cancer at some point in their lives. In fact, according to the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University, cancer is the leading cause of death […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cancer-senior-dogs-signs-symptoms-to-watch-for/ | October 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Skin Cancer: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment
The word "cancer" instills fear into the heart of every dog owner, but not all growths are cancerous. The most common growth found on dogs are lipomas, which are fat cells. Also commonly found on dogs are sebaceous cysts, which can become cancerous. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with skin cancer, or if […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-skin-cancer-types-symptoms-treatment/ | October 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?
What Is Pink Eye? Pink eye, known as conjunctivitis in the veterinary community, is quite common in dogs. Like pink eye in humans, conjunctivitis in dogs typically causes red, inflamed eyes. This gives the disease its nickname, "pink eye." The scientific name, conjunctivitis, quite literally means inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the tissue […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-pink-eye/ | October 3, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Why Is My Dog Having Trouble Peeing?
We mostly take it for granted that our dogs urinate, whether it is convenient for us or not. Anyone with a dog that frequently marks may even feel a sigh of relief when her dog decides not to spray the neighbor's tires. As awkward as it is when our dog chooses to lift a leg […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-having-trouble-urinating-2/ | September 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Grooming Can You Use Human Shampoo on Dogs?
With so many dog products on the market, you may wonder what’s essential and what you can do without. For example, do dogs really need their very own dog shampoo? Why can’t you just use human shampoo on your dog? The short answer is, don’t. And here are some reasons why. Acidity and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/human-shampoo-on-dogs/ | September 12, 2017
Expert Advice: News Hurricane-Related Health Concerns for Dogs
Health concerns for pets should be on the minds of anyone living in hurricane-prone areas. Dogs are exposed to many of the same dangers as people. Before a hurricane, dog owners should prepare not only for their own safety, but also for their pet's. 1. First Aid A canine first aid kit is essential for […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/hurricane-related-health-concerns-for-dogs/ | September 8, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Noticing Dog UTI Symptoms? It Could Be Something More . . .
You and your dog might not agree about how many biscuits he should get a day, but you can certainly agree that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are overrated. (???) Urinary tract infections are uncomfortable, to say the least, and downright dangerous at the worst. In most cases, these infections resolve with treatment and do […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/noticing-dog-uti-symptoms-could-be-something-more/ | September 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Rash on Belly
Rashes on dog bellies may look alarming and uncomfortable, but they are quite common. These rashes can have a variety of causes, from a simple bacterial skin infection to a more serious underlying condition, such as Cushing’s disease. If left untreated, your dog's rash could develop into an unpleasant skin infection that will require veterinary […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-rash-on-belly/ | August 29, 2017