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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

5 Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach Recipes

Caring for a dog with a sensitive stomach can be a challenge, especially since most commercial dog foods are likely to trigger health problems...

20 Farm Dog Breeds for Living in the Country

Not just any dog is cut out for farm life. But, just like with people, there are a certain set of skills and a...

22 Most Muscular Dog Breeds

Muscles are a sign of health and vitality, even for dogs. When you own a canine that has muscles rippling like the water, for...

13 Balanced Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Cooking for your dogs, when done right, can be very advantageous for the pet's health. With the number of recipes we have here, there's...

5 Homemade Crockpot Dog Food Recipes

The crockpot is an underrated kitchen appliance, but it's one of the best cooking tools in our household with two dogs. It allows me...

25 Best Therapy Dog Breeds List

Therapy dogs have really burst onto the scene in the last few years. Traditionally, people would mainly see therapy dogs assisting the blind, but there are...

15 Popular Teacup Dog Breeds

Teacup dog breeds are the smallest of the small. People love them because they retain that cute puppy size their whole lives. If you...

9 Tips for Introducing Toddlers to Dogs (and Dogs to Toddlers)

There’s nothing cuter than seeing a puppy and a kid playing together. However, the situation is not always ideal. To avoid problems and build...

8 Steps for Launching Your First Pets YouTube Channel

So, you love animals and you love YouTube – it makes perfect sense that you should start your own Pets YouTube channel. It sounds...

5 Cheap Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Cooking homemade dog food can be a healthier way to feed your pet than store-bought dog foods. There's a number of well-balanced, healthy, delicious...

My 9 Favorite Books on Cooking for Dogs

Here on Top Dog Tips, we love homemade recipes. And if you have finally decided to start cooking homemade meals for your dog as...

20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Homemade dog food has its pros and cons. This can be a great nutritional choice for dogs, but only when done right. If done...

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