Home Authors Posts by Dana Brown, DVM

Dana Brown, DVM

Dana Brown, DVM
31 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

Feeding Dogs With Renal Disease and Kidney Problems

Kidney disease in dogs is a progressive condition that affects up to 10% of geriatric dogs, and some breeds in earlier life as a congenital...

9 Tips on Feeding Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs

Many dogs present symptoms of a sensitive stomach such as flatulence, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. In some cases, this can lead to malnutrition and...

6 Most Common Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

Cooking for dogs from scratch is becoming the go-to approach for many pet owners. While some recipes might end up costly, others will turn...

Veterinarian’s Guide on Buying and Using Dog Food for Sensitive Stomachs

Many dogs suffer from tummy troubles from time to time. If your pet is among these, he may benefit from a “sensitive stomach” formulation....

10 Ways to Prevent Parvo in Dogs (Based on Science)

Preventing dog parvo is the best way to ensure your pooch will not contract the virus in the first place. Canine parvovirus type 2...

Vet’s Tips on How to Raise a Healthy Pit Bull Puppy

Whether you’re adopting or purchasing a new Pit bull, do the research. Many reputable breeders pride themselves on breeding puppies with excellent health and temperaments. But...

The Science-based Guide for Feeding Athletic Dogs

The aim of an appropriate nutritional plan for athletic dogs is to maximize performance while minimizing the occurrence of injuries. When assessing the best dog...

How You Should Feed Dogs With Arthritis

Dealing with arthritis in dogs will require care and effort on the owner's part, and it's a painful process for the dog to go...

Pet Food Manufacturing Regulations: USA vs Canada vs Europe vs China

There is no universal standard for the manufacturing of pet food worldwide. In fact, some countries have such lax “regulations” their foods and source...

Water Intoxication in Dogs: What You Must Know [Infographic]

Water intoxication in dogs is what happens when a canine consumes excess water; this can be from playing in the pool or biting at...

Dietary Guidelines for Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

If you have a dog with a sensitive stomach and digestive disorders, then you'll need to adjust his diet. Dietary changes have been shown...

Here’s Why Your Puppy May Be Vomiting (and What to Do)

As a new puppy parent, you are bound to have lots of questions about your new friend. Even if you're experienced with puppies, there...

LATEST FEATURES

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds - Are They Useful and Safe for Our Pets

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds: Are They Useful and Safe for...

Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...
Top 16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...
A Dog for Personal Protection - 6 Things You Must Consider First

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Canine Good Citizen Certification: Everything You Need to Know

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program provides a solid foundation of behavioral training for your dog, but it also comes with some unexpected additional...
Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World That Make a Difference

Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World

Top Dog Tips awards program recognizes The 45 World's Best Dog Rescues of 2019 for their dedication, accomplishments and the difference that they make.
15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

We have hundreds of recipes published here on Top Dog Tips for dog owners looking to start cooking for their pets. However, with so...