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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.

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...

5 Homemade Crockpot Dog Food Recipes

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

30 Best Lap Dogs for Cuddly Pet Owners

While some people look specifically to adopt large dogs for protection or as an exercise partner, others may want a cozy, warm friend to...

5 Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

Some dogs get tired of their old bland dry kibble and won't eat. Refusing food is common among dogs that do not feel well,...

25 Slowest Dog Breeds

When adopting a dog that's going to be right for your personal lifestyle, the dog's athletic ability and energy levels are a very important...

20 Most Talkative Dog Breeds That Bark Often

Just because a dog breed is known to be vocal doesn’t make them any less popular. If you need a vocal canine, or are...

14 Most Rare Dog Breeds on the Planet

There are hundreds of dog breeds across the world. For different reasons, some of these breeds have become endangered and even extinct. With the...

Rescue Dog Care: Your First 30 Days

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for both yours and your new pet's needs. Rescuing a dog...

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Brown is a very popular color for dogs, and lots of dogs have brown in their coat in some way, shape or form. However,...
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10 Popular Big White Fluffy Dog Breeds

There’s something about dogs that are all one color, with their monochrome appearance making them look so pure, majestic and regal. And when they’re...
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9 Popular Black Dog Breeds

A shiny black coat, whether short or fluffy, is an eye-catching trait for dogs. The way their dark eyes blend in with their coat...
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The state dog of Tennessee, the Bluetick Coonhound has a lot to offer as a pet, especially for owners who are avid hunters. Their...
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DIY Dog Food Storage: 3 Easy Ideas

Buying dog food in bulk saves money, and it's a necessity if you have multiple pets. Figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a challenge. Maybe one of these DIY dog food storage ideas will work in your home.