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Dana is a qualified veterinarian with background in animal care and training sciences and an avid writer on the topics of dog health. Her range of expertise is wide but her primary focus in on animal nutrition and specifically dog foods.

Dog Diabetes Diet: Vet’s Guide on What to Feed a Diabetic...

Diagnosis of diabetes in dogs is more common today than ever before (1). It's been estimated that about 1 in 100 dogs will develop...

Gingivitis in Dogs: Science-based Prevention and Treatment

Gingivitis is an oral health issue that causes inflamed and sometimes bleeding gums. Gingivitis in dogs is one of the most common diseases, with...

12 Ways to Prevent and Treat Dog’s Anal Gland Problems

Dog anal glands problems are fairly common, appearing in about 2 - 12% of cases with dogs (1, 2, 3). This article explains what...

8 Causes of Bloody Diarrhea in Dogs

When your dog has bloody diarrhea, it can be scary knowing that this could be the symptom of a life-threatening condition. But, in many cases...

How to Feed Dogs with Food Allergies

It is widespread for dogs to have food allergies (or food sensitivities), and it's one of the most typical hypersensitivities in dogs that pet...

The Best Dog Food for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

When it comes to choosing a sensitive stomach dog foods, there are plenty of options to pick from. What is most appropriate for your dog,...

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs: Prevention and Treatments

Bacterial urinary tract infection in dogs is often asymptomatic. Pet owners likely notice it only when the animal asks to go outside more often...

Low Protein Diet for Dogs: The Ultimate Guide

Once the vet informs you that you need to change to a low-protein diet for dogs, the questions start popping up: what is a...

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

If you're not familiar with the condition, Cushing's Disease, also known as Cushing's Syndrome in dogs, results from excessive production of cortisol in their body. The adrenal...

A Science-based Guide to Home Cooked Dog Food Recipes

Covering the subject of homemade dog food recipes is a big part of Top Dog Tips. Today, though, we’re breaking out the lab coats...

Bladder Stones in Dogs: Home Remedies and Veterinary Treatments

Bladder stones (urolithiasis) are clumps of mineral crystals that form in the urine. They can occur for several reasons, including genetics, diet, environment, and long-term...

8 Benefits and Uses of Tea Tree Oil for Dogs Backed...

More natural treatments are becoming recognized by the scientific community for their health benefits. Tea tree oil is still often seen as a trend or...

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Diagnosis of diabetes in dogs is more common today than ever before (1). It's been estimated that about 1 in 100 dogs will develop...
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