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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Pregnancy: Signs, Care, and Preparation
Nothing is as rewarding as welcoming new life into the world, especially if that new life happens to belong to a litter of puppies. The prospect of a new litter is exciting, but just like human pregnancies, dog pregnancies can be confusing and stressful. If your dog is pregnant, or if you are planning on […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-pregnancy-care-prep/ | December 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Basic Training Hey, Is That for Me? How to Decide If Your Dog Should Open His Gifts
Everyone knows that opening gifts is fun. And Santa certainly won’t forget your best four-legged friend! But is it all right to let your canine family members open packages? Could it give them the idea that it’s okay to tear into any paper or box they encounter? Is it even safe? The answer is a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/should-your-dog-open-his-gifts/ | December 28, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Owner’s Guide to Clavamox for Dogs
  If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’ve just come back from the vet with a prescription for Clavamox for your dog and are wondering what exactly is this drug. Listening to your vet explain everything you need to know about a new medication can be overwhelming, and it is often hard to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/clavamox-for-dogs/ | December 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Addison’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
What Is Addison’s Disease? Addison’s disease, scientifically known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a disease with serious consequences for dogs, although fortunately with proper treatment, dogs diagnosed with Addison's disease are expected to have normal lifespans. Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce the hormones that they are in charge of in the body. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/addisons-disease-in-dogs-symptoms-treatment-prevention/ | December 23, 2016
Expert Advice: News The Top 10 Most-Googled Dog Questions of 2016
In our modern digital age, we often turn to the Internet for things we don't know the answer to. And this of course, includes all our dog-related questions! As any dog owner knows, sometimes your dog is doing something, like watching TV, and you want to know why it is that he does that. So […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/top-10-most-googled-dog-questions/ | December 16, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Get Rid of That Stanky Dog Breath
How to Beat Bad Breath in Dogs Few smells are as unpleasant as a dog with bad breath. Your dog might think that you appreciate his kisses, but if he has bad breath, then getting up close and personal is the last thing that you want to do. Bad dog breath isn’t just gross – […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/stanky-dog-breath/ | December 12, 2016
Expert Advice: Feature Off the Ice, Dog Agility Gives This Skating Coach a Sharp Focus
Priscilla Hill-Wampler points the way as Teddy clears a hurdle at the Masters Agility at Westminster in New York City. Photo by Kerrin Winter Churchill, Westminster Kennel Club. Priscilla Hill-Wampler’s life has been accented with twists and turns since age two, and she’s comfortable with that. A world-class figure skater and coach for several decades, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/skating-coach-dog-agility/ | December 5, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health ​Tramadol for Dogs: Uses and Side Effects
What Is Tramadol? Tramadol is a medication veterinarians commonly dispense to manage pain in dogs. Physicians also frequently prescribe tramadol for human aches and pains, and it is one of the few human painkillers that is safe to give to dogs under the guidance of a veterinarian. Scientifically speaking, tramadol is a member of the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/tramadol-for-dogs/ | November 30, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health Doxycycline For Dogs: Uses and Side Effects
Most dogs take antibiotics at least once in their lives, whether for a current infection or as a preventative measure. One of the antibiotics commonly used in veterinary medicine is doxycycline. What Is Doxycycline? Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it targets a wide range of bacteria. It also has similarly broad antimicrobial properties, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/doxycycline-for-dogs/ | November 30, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health Do Dogs Cry?
You know that your dog feels emotions; he's a sensitive animal, prone to joy, fear, sadness, and a range of other emotions. And of course, like most mammals, dogs have tear ducts. So, is there a connection between a dog's brain and his tear ducts? No. While canines express needs and wants vocally, there is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/do-dogs-cry/ | November 28, 2016

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