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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
Expert Advice: Recipes Easy Homemade Dog Shampoo
Whether you prefer natural products for your dog, are a regular DIY'er, or just want to save some money, making your own dog shampoo is one way to accomplish all three. The ingredients may already be in your pantry, and if not, they’re easy to find in stores. They’re as basic as baking soda, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/easy-natural-homemade-dog-shampoo/ | July 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Coconut?
We all know that dogs can eat coconut oil, and owners are often encouraged to add it to their dogs’ diets, but what about the coconut meat itself? Should we be giving actual pieces of it to our dogs? The short answer is yes! Coconut meat is just as healthy, if not more so, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-coconut/ | July 25, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Heart Murmur in Dogs
You don’t need to be a doctor to know that hearts are important, and so it is understandable to be concerned if your veterinarian diagnoses your dog with a heart murmur. Before you panic, however, there are a few things you need to know. First of all, there are several different types of heart […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heart-murmur-in-dogs/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?
Without fail, my Cocker Spaniel makes a beeline for the garden every time she is given the opportunity. No vegetable is safe from her omnivorous snacking, but one of her favorite things to steal is zucchini. Her love of vegetables is not unique. Many dogs enjoy veggies, and vegetables can be a healthy treat […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-zucchini/ | July 19, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What Does Blood in Dog Urine Mean?
Few things set off the alarm bells in our heads like the sight of blood. Finding blood anywhere on your dog is disconcerting, and finding it in your dog's urine is downright terrifying, whether you notice it yourself or your veterinarian discovers it during your dog's appointment. There are many different diseases and conditions […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/blood-in-dog-urine/ | July 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Home 6 Ways Your Yard Can Harm Your Dog
Your yard can be your oasis, but it can also be a land mine of potential hazards to your dog. Whether you’re looking for a new house or want to spruce up your current backyard, there are a number of risks you should pay attention to in order to keep your furry friend safe. 1. […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/ways-your-yard-can-harm-your-dog/ | July 10, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health 5 Facts About the Bordetella Vaccine for Dogs
Going to the veterinarian can be almost as overwhelming at times as going to your own doctor. By the time your veterinarian finishes going over the list of vaccines your dog needs, your dog's overall physical condition — perhaps reminding you to cut back on the scraps, and has answered your questions about your dog’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/facts-bordetella-vaccine-dogs/ | July 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding A Danger for Intact Females: Pyometra
Pyometra can be a tragic illness that is found in reproductively intact bitches. The condition can be a medical emergency, but knowing the risk factors and signs to look for can make early detection possible. The earlier pyometra is detected, the better the chance for successful treatment. Symptoms: Pyometra is typically seen in middle-age bitches […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/danger-intact-females-pyometra/ | July 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Health Testing Early Detection of Bladder Cancer Possible With New Screening Tool
A phone call from a puppy buyer delivered news to Darlene Stewart that no breeder wants to receive. Their beloved family pet had been ill. The Beagle male was having recurring urinary tract infections that did not respond to antibiotics. Stewart’s thoughts immediately went to the dog’s grandmother that she had lost to bladder cancer, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/early-detection-of-bladder-cancer-possible/ | July 5, 2017