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Expert Advice: Basic Training Basic Obedience Training For Your Dog
Finding an obedience trainer for your dog seems simple. Google the nearest dog training school, call and sign up, right? Not so fast . . . There are many factors that go into choosing the right training school for you and your dog. Certainly distance is a consideration; however, convenience shouldn’t be the only factor […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/basic-obedience-training-for-your-dog/ | August 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Can Dogs Get Colds?
Rarely life threatening, but always irritating, the common cold is just a fact of life. But what about dogs? Do they get colds? Dogs can get infections that make them sneeze and sniffle, just like we do. However, your dog's cold symptoms could also be the result of a more serious disease. What […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-colds/ | August 23, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anemia in Dogs
As humans, we tend to find blood, and anything related to blood, a little scary. This makes perfect sense on a psychological level, but it can sometimes mean that our brains shut down when we are confronted with anything to do with our dogs’ blood. If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with anemia, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/anemia-in-dogs/ | August 21, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Cloudy Eyes in Dogs
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then it is no wonder we get worried when our dog's eyes start getting cloudy. After all, we don't want our dogs to lose their vision or be uncomfortable. As with people, when dogs have cloudy eyes it may be a natural part of the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cloudy-eyes-in-dogs/ | August 18, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Why Is My Dog’s Nose Dry?
A cold, wet nose means a healthy pup. That wet nose is part of the reason why your dog has an amazing sense of smell. The wet nose draws in tiny particles to be examined by your dog's olfactory glands. So, if your pooch has a dry nose, should you be concerned? What are […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-is-my-dogs-nose-dry/ | August 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anaplasmosis in Dogs
You’ve probably heard of Lyme disease. If you live in an area where Lyme is prevalent, your dog may even have gotten the Lyme vaccine. What you might not be aware of is that Lyme is not the only tick-borne disease that can affect dogs. Anaplasmosis is another tick-borne disease that can have serious […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/anaplasmosis-in-dogs/ | August 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Strategies to Help Manage Cognitive Decline in Senior Dogs
Senior dogs look and behave differently than they did in their younger years. They might become gray around the muzzle, be slower to get up and lie down, or sleep more than they used to. Some of these changes are due to symptoms of physical conditions, but there may be cognitive issues, as well. For […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/manage-cognitive-decline-in-senior-dogs/ | August 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Home 8 Houseplants That Could Harm You and Your Pets
Houseplants are a decorator’s best friend, adding pops of color and a vibrant touch to even the blandest home interiors. And studies show that they also improve air quality, lower your stress level, generally make you happier, and just might even make you smarter. But what if those seemingly innocent buds are doing just the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/houseplants-that-could-harm-pets/ | July 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions A Dog Having Trouble Urinating Could Be a Cancer Symptom — Get Him Checked
Finding an obedience trainer for your dog seems simple. Google the nearest dog training school, call and sign up, right? Not so fast . . . There are many factors that go into choosing the right training school for you and your dog. Certainly distance is a consideration; however, convenience shouldn’t be the only factor […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-having-trouble-urinating/ | July 28, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Macadamia Nuts?
Macadamia nuts, although not usually an everyday food, are often found in baked goods, including cakes, cookies, muffins, and even trail mix. Are they safe for dogs? Absolutely not! In fact, macadamia nuts are often listed as among the top human foods to avoid giving your dog. The consequences of eating macadamia nuts include […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-macadamia-nuts/ | July 28, 2017