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Expert Advice: Health How Changes in Weather Can Affect Your Dog’s Mood
Have you ever noticed that your dog's mood shifts with the weather? Storms, heat, cold, and the changing seasons affect our dogs, just like they affect us. Understanding this behavior can help you prepare your canine companion for the forecast ahead. Changing Seasons When the temperature heats up, some dogs rejoice, while others seek out […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-changes-in-weather-can-affect-dogs/ | July 5, 2018
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Tests, Treatment, and Prevention
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted to humans, dogs, and other animals by certain species of ticks. It is caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi that is carried inside a tick and gets into a dog or person’s bloodstream through a tick bite. Once in the bloodstream, the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/lyme-disease-in-dogs/ | April 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Health 7 Ways to Clean Your Dog’s Paws
Winter is here, and for those of us in more northern latitudes, that means rain, ice, snow, sleet, slush, mud and road salt. None of these conditions will stop your dog from wanting to frolic outdoors, which means you need to be prepared to clean off whatever they pick up on their paws before it […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/7-ways-clean-dogs-paws/ | February 20, 2018
Expert Advice: Products & Accessories 21 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Dogs And The People Who Love Them
Valentine's Day is a great time to show some love. The day can be the most fun when you spread the love to everyone, including your four-legged friends! If you're feeling like spoiling your dog this February (and they probably deserve it), here some gift ideas that are sure to impress your pup. Treats Nuzzles […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/valentines-day-gifts-for-dogs-and-their-people/ | January 29, 2018
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Does My Dog Need a Winter Coat?
With unusually cold weather across much of the country, daily dog walks may be more uncomfortable than ever, for both human and canine. Even if you've never used a coat for your dog before, as you bundle yourself up to go outside, consider whether your dog needs some protection from the cold, as well. As […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/does-dog-need-winter-coat/ | January 16, 2018
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: General Health Coconut Oil for Dogs: Is it Really Good for Them?
Coconut oil has become a popular supplement for humans. It's thought to have benefits like boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss, working as an anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, and improving cognitive skills in patients with Alzheimer's. Used topically, coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and lip balm. But pet owners are asking: Is […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/is-coconut-oil-good-for-dogs/ | August 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Goofy Swissy Has Been There, Done That, and Isn’t Fazed by Much of Anything
Nexpa and Holly Webb had a busy week at the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog of America National Specialty in Loveland, Colo., in September 2015. On this day — the Independent Specialty — she was awarded the second highest award for female champions in the ring in a field of over 100. During the week, the […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/goofy-swissy-been-there-and-done-that/ | July 26, 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: Puppy Training Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Pup: Socialization
There are one million things you can buy to pamper your new puppy, but appropriate socialization — and lots of it — is more valuable than any fancy collar, plush toy or monogrammed dog sofa. If you got your puppy from a responsible breeder, the socializing will have already begun. From birth the litter […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/greatest-gift-give-your-pup-socialization/ | July 13, 2017