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Dana Brown, DVM

Dana Brown, DVM
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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.

How to Prevent a Dog Heart Attack

It may come as a surprise to some, but dogs can suffer from heart attacks similar to humans. A dog heart attack can cause...

Heart Murmurs in Dogs: A Brief Guide

Dogs are subject to many heart complications and conditions, and heart murmurs are just one of them. All dogs may suffer from this condition,...

6 Ways to Prevent and Treat Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (Dog Bloat)

We all know that feeling after finishing a big holiday meal. You feel stuffed, and you probably regret eating that last piece of food....

The Guide on Pain Management for Dogs

There are few things as frustrating for a dog owner as knowing their dog is in pain and not being able to do anything...

Ear Mites in Dogs: Symptoms, Natural and Veterinary Treatments, Prevention

Ear mites are itchy little buggers. Highly contagious, and highly common; if you own a dog, you will almost definitely have to deal with...

Tetanus in Dogs: What It Is, How to Deal With and...

The mere thought of your dog contracting tetanus can be a scary thing, especially if you are unfamiliar with the condition, but have heard...

Do Dogs Have Blood Types? (And Other Related Facts)

Yes - much like the humans, dogs have different blood types. In fact, dogs have even more blood types than humans do. Knowing a...

Warts on Dogs: The Complete Guide

Finding a lump or bump on your dog is concerning, to say the least, but not all lumps and bumps are created equal. This...

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

If you're not familiar with the condition, the Cushing's Disease in dogs affects the endocrine system of the animal. This condition is most prevalent in...

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...

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...

Flea and Tickborne Illnesses in Dogs: The Complete Guide

We give our dogs preventative medications every month to keep fleas and ticks at bay, but we are also protecting them against a whole...

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Dog Leaking Urine - Causes and Treatments

Dog Leaking Urine: Causes and Treatments

It is not unusual that older, primarily female dogs, suffer from urinary incontinence (dog leaking urine) when they have no control over the bladder...
How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin

How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin?

Diabetes in dogs is one of those chronic diseases that can be managed with certain precautions and drugs, particularly insulin. Insulin goes a long...
Dog Throwing Up White Foam - 11 Most Common Reasons Why

Dog Throwing Up White Foam: 11 Most Common Reasons Why

A dog throwing up white foam can either be due to some mild reasons or more serious causes. Hopefully, it's only a digestive problem,...
Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Diet

Have you noticed a strange discoloration in one or both of your dog’s eyes and wondering what that is? There could be several reasons...
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How to Shop for Dog Doors, Pick the Right Type and...

Installing a dog door in your home can be a life saver for both you and your dog. Dog doors are in particular very...
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22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

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