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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Rib Bones?
When your dog is gazing up at you with endearing eyes, it’s tempting to share the scraps you have on your plate, especially when it comes to leftover barbecue. We’ve all heard the phrase “give a dog a bone,” but the literal action might not be as harmless as we think. Most people consider […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-rib-bones/ | June 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Brussels Sprouts?
Brussels sprouts seem to be one of those foods that people either love or hate. If you’re in the former camp, you may be tempted to share some sprouts with your dog. But is it safe? The answer is yes, with a few precautions. The Upside to Feeding Your Dog Brussels Sprouts This […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-brussels-sprouts/ | June 23, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Pork Bones?
When you finish up your pork chop, is it okay to give your dog the bone? The answer is no. A pork bone might seem like a nice treat for Fido, but it could actually be dangerous. Why Aren't Pork Bones Safe for Dogs? Pork bones, whether raw or cooked, are likely to splinter and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-pork-bones/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health What to Do if Your Dog Eats a Chicken Bone
Despite our best efforts, accidents happen, and our dogs are likely to eat something they shouldn’t at some point in their lives. Usually, our dogs will steal a yummy piece of people food off the counter or off of the plate of an unsuspecting guest, even if we’re doing the best we can to prevent […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-dog-eats-chicken-bone/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Anorexia in Dogs: 6 Reasons Why Your Dog Isn’t Eating
Few things are as concerning as a dog that won’t eat. Whether you're a new owner or a seasoned enthusiast, changes in your dog's appetite may cause you to fear a dire diagnosis and hefty veterinary bills. These are reasonable fears, considering that appetite loss is listed as a common symptom for lots of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/anorexia-dogs-reasons-why/ | June 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Recognizing Behavioral Changes in Senior Dogs
Just like the humans who care for them, dogs are susceptible to numerous age-related issues, which can result in a decline in function. Things like memory, awareness, sight, and hearing can deteriorate as a result of aging. But unlike their owners, dogs can’t easily express what’s going on inside their bodies; they need an […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/recognizing-behavioral-changes-in-senior-dogs/ | June 12, 2017
Expert Advice: Senior Dog Health Monitoring Your Senior Dog’s Health — When Aging Is More Than Aging
Just like people, as dogs get older their bodies, brains, and behavior change. Some of these changes are easy to spot, like sleeping more, but others, like hearing loss, might easily be overlooked. Owners sometimes write off these changes as normal signs of old age, but there is a difference between normal aging and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/monitoring-your-senior-dogs-health-when-aging-is-more-than-aging/ | June 12, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Dasuquin For Dogs: Joint Pain and Aches
Dogs experience joint pain much like people do. Stiffness, aches, and varying degrees of discomfort limit their mobility and decrease their quality of life, making it hard for them to enjoy physical activities like walking or climbing stairs. Joint pain can affect all breeds of dogs, but large and giant breeds are particularly prone […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dasuquin-for-dogs-joint-pain/ | June 8, 2017
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Is Your Puppy Drinking Enough Water?
As a general rule, adult dogs need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight per day. But growing puppies, despite their smaller size, drink more than their adult counterparts. A lot depends, however, on your puppy’s age, size, and activity level. Very young pups fulfill their hydration needs from their mother’s […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/puppy-drinking-enough-water/ | June 7, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health The Real Reason Your Dog Smells Like Fish
Dogs can smell like many things, depending on what they have most recently rolled in, but one of the more unpleasant aromas dogs commonly develop is one of fish. If your dog smells like fish, it is probably not because he figured out how to spray himself with Eau de Sardine. A fishy odor is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/real-reason-dog-smells-like-fish/ | June 7, 2017