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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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Finding the right home insurance can be difficult if you are a dog owner, which is a bit surprising considering how many Americans own...
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13 Great Books for Homemade Dog Food Beginners

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Dogs are wonderful pets, and bring many families a lot of joy. If you live in an apartment and want to add a furry...
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