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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 Wet Dog Food Recipes

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

12 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Dogs with Allergies

When commercial kibble doesn't cut it anymore, many owners turn to homemade dog food for allergies to help their canines that suffer from food-borne...

25 Delicious Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Dogs

Not everything on your Thanksgiving table is safe to feed to your dog. Added sugar, fat, and other ingredients that may not be good for...

7 Essential Homemade Dog Food Supplements

A healthy homemade dog food diet doesn’t mean including meat and veggies alone, even if most online recipes focus just on that. To make...

13 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

When searching for homemade dog food recipes online, you will often come across large meal ideas that have to be cooked in a gumbo...

5 Oils That are Good for Your Dog

Have you ever noticed that your dog’s fur isn’t as lustrous as some other dogs' fur is? It seems dull and maybe there's dandruff...

Adventure Awaits: The 25 Most Travel Friendly Dog Breeds for Your...

If you love to travel or need to travel for work, you may need to adopt a breed that is up to that challenge,...

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...

2024 Holidays Gift Guide for Dog Owners

The holiday season is at the door, and that means that it is time to get your gift shopping started. Buying a gift for dog...

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...

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 certain...

Muscle Power: 20+ 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...

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Here it comes... the dreaded peak flea and tick season. For us pet owners, while we love those sunny beach trips and walking in the...
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Have Pet, Will Travel: Guide to Spring or Summer Trips with...

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Can I Afford A Dog?

Owning a pet is expensive. It’s more than just planning for food and toys. If you’ve been asking yourself, can I afford a dog, here is everything you need to know. A big part of being a responsible pet owner is preparing for the endeavor financially. Creating a consistent budget can help you plan for routine expenses like food, treats and toys, as well as unexpected expenses like vet visits in the event of an emergency. Asking the question can I afford a dog is a very responsible thing to do. Many pet owners don’t plan a budget before adopting a dog, and that can get you into a lot of trouble.
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How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
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Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
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Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

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Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...