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Expert Advice: Puppy Health How to Spot And Avoid A Sick Puppy
Your puppy's health is your responsibility and there are several easy steps you can incorporate into daily life to protect him and monitor his health. Some steps are more obvious than others, but by following these guidelines, you can ensure his good health and protect him from possible dangers. Set up regular appointments with your […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-spot-and-avoid-a-sick-puppy/ | July 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Home Puppy-Proofing Tips For Your Home And Yard
Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and joined the exciting and sometimes chaotic world of dog ownership. By now, hopefully you’ve done the research and have somewhat of an understanding of how to care for your new puppy. Your house is going to be the place that your dog spends the majority of his life, so […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/puppy-proofing-tips-for-your-home-and-yard/ | July 27, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health How To Keep Your Dog Healthy
Your dog will rely on you to keep him in good health. A proper diet, regular exercise and grooming, and routine check-ups at the veterinarian will help keep your dog in top form. It's also important for you to get to know your dog's habits -- eating, drinking, sleeping, and so forth -- since sometimes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-keep-your-dog-healthy/ | June 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Learn How To Play A Role In Preventing And Treating Tick-Borne Diseases
Warm weather often means more time spent outdoors with your dog, but after a good romp in the woods, it’s important to do a tick check. There are about 200 species of ticks in the United States, and according to a count by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/learn-how-to-play-a-role-in-preventing-and-treating-tick-borne-diseases/ | April 1, 2016
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick 4 Tips To Help Keep Your Dog Safe From Fleas And Ticks
Flea and tick seasons is almost in full swing, and these pests can cause serious problems for your pup. Fleas can cause severe itching and skin damage, and for every flea on your pet, there could be hundreds of eggs and larvae around your home. Ticks can hide almost anywhere, are difficult to eradicate, and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/4-tips-to-help-keep-your-dog-safe-from-fleas-and-ticks/ | March 15, 2016
can dogs get lice
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Lice: What They Are, How to Avoid Them
  First, the good news: You cannot get lice from your dog, nor can your dog pick up this parasite from you. Lice are species-specific; those that thrive on human blood won’t change their dining preferences if they land on a dog, or vice versa. But there is plenty of bad news where this parasite […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-lice/ | February 23, 2016
ear mites in dogs
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Ear Mites In Dogs: What Owners Need To Know
If your dog is shaking and scratching his head, it may be because Otodectes cynotis has taken up residence in his ear canal. The bug’s Latin name translates as “ear beggar of the dog.” It is an arachnid, in the same family as spiders and ticks. The name perfectly describes what these tiny creatures do, which is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/ear-mites-in-dogs/ | February 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick The Life Cycle of the Tick from Eggs to Ambush
Ticks are pretty disgusting to look at, and even worse to touch, especially when they’ve just gorged themselves on a “blood meal.” (That phrase says it all.) But how these creepy-crawlers are born, live, and die is fascinating stuff, and it’s worth understanding, for the safety of our dogs, and ourselves. Ticks go through four […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/this-is-the-lifecycle-of-the-tick/ | August 20, 2015
Expert Advice: Grooming These Flowing, Glamorous Coats Give Us Breed Envy
Seeming to float around the dog show ring, with a silky, lustrous coat waving, some long-coated breeds may inspire envy in their human admirers: As a silver Afghan Hound glided past, a spectator turned to her companion and said, “I’d kill to have hair like that!” But even dogs who’ve never stepped foot in a […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/these-flowing-glamorous-coats-give-us-breed-envy/ | August 18, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Protect Your Dog From These Hidden Hot-Weather Hazards
Summer means ice cream, hikes in the woods, swimming in ponds, running through fields, and, generally having a ball while soaking up the warmth. All that fun in the sun can have a downside, though. Most people are aware of the more obvious hazards that come with long, warm days—heat stroke, drowning, disease-spreading mosquitoes, fleas […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/protect-your-dog-from-these-hidden-hot-weather-hazards/ | August 11, 2015

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