Home Authors Posts by Jackie Jurchenko, MSc

Jackie Jurchenko, MSc

11 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Jackie has MSc in chemistry and has been teaching and grading science and lab reports from many different areas of empirical science, including animal sciences for decades. She's currently working as a science writer, editor and proof reader, bringing pet owners the most accurate information online.

Why Add Garlic to Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you read and try Samantha's homemade dog food recipes from Top Dog Tips, you may have noticed that some of them contain garlic,...

Using Dairy Products in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you follow homemade dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips, it's likely you've seen some of those to recommend dairy products in...

Homemade Dog Food vs Commercial Brands: What’s Better for Dogs?

Eating well can allow us to live better and feel better. “You are what you eat” – as the saying goes. The same applies...

Coconut Oil on Dogs Skin: How To Apply and Curing Skin...

Coconut oil has become a health trend among humans in the past decade. Now, it's getting into the pet industry as well. Thanks to...

8 Signs Your Dog Is Experiencing Joint Pain

Early recognition, and limiting pain and distress are two key goals of proper dog care. Unfortunately, signs of joint pain in dogs are sometimes...

8 Common Autoimmune Diseases in Dogs

Dogs can suffer from autoimmune diseases and just like human autoimmune diseases, we don’t fully understand what causes them in dogs. Still, scientists have...

Dog Anesthesia: How Safe Is It?

Your dog needs surgery, and your heart is focused on the immediate needs of your pet. The surgery could be for an injury, illness...

25 Most Quiet Dogs (Based on Studies)

If you're thinking about adopting a dog but live in an apartment, condo or duplex with angry neighbors, a quiet dog breed that doesn't...

How Dogs Help to Battle Cancer (in pets and humans)

Dogs are an integral part in many of our lives. Using dogs to help us in the battle of cancer is an exciting prospect....

7 Foods and Chews for Dog’s Dental Health (Backed by Science)

If you want to see pure bliss, look at a dog when he's chewing a bone or antler. It is good practice to inspect and clean your dogs teeth regularly, and feeding the best foods for dog's dental health is another important part of their dental care.

Is Raw Food Diet Safe for Dogs?

The raw food diet for dogs has gained a lot of attention in the last few years. As pet owners seek healthier diets for...

LATEST FEATURES

Dog Litter Separation

Dog Litter Separation – 7 Simple Tricks on How to Handle...

Did you know that separating a puppy from his litter at the age of 30 weeks below can increase the risk of developing aggressive...
Akita Dog Breed

Akita Dog Breed Profile

The Akita dog breed is a muscular dog famous for its courage and dignity. Originally bred for hunting bears, they are a strong and...
how to get dog pee out of a mattressvideo

How To Get Dog Pee Out of A Mattress

Accidents happen. When our pets have accidents, it can be especially annoying. Cleaning carpeting and washing bedding is a hassle, but it can be easily done. Mattresses can't be thrown in the washing machine, and the urine is able to soak much deeper down into the center of the mattress material. For these reasons, learning how to get dog pee out of a mattress is more challenging.
how to stop your dog from guzzling down food featured

How to Stop Your Dog From Guzzling Down Food

Ever seen a completely adorable furball turn into a wild beast devouring its food bowl in a heartbeat? See that wild beast at your...
What To Consider When Purchasing a GPS Tracker for Dogs Featured

Things To Consider When Purchasing A GPS Tracker For Dogs

If you're a dog owner, you know that dogs can get a little bit mischievous once in a while. So if you're planning to...
exercise large breed puppy

Exercising Large Breed Puppies

Adding a puppy to your household is an exciting stage for most families. They're cute, furry balls of energy that constantly seem to be...
Goats Milk For Dogs Featured

Goat’s Milk For Dogs

Have you ever heard of goat's milk for dogs and wondered, is it safe? What are the benefits? Well, we've got you covered. As pet...

Ridesharing With Pets

Virtually every pet owner will need to travel with our dogs at some point, which isn't the most straightforward task when you don't own...
sodium metabisulfite in bully sticks featured

Sodium Metabisulfite in Bully Sticks: A Harmful Ingredient

Is your dog a fan of bully sticks? Well, beware because new studies have found sodium metabisulfite in bully sticks. Pure bully sticks are made...
Cairn Terrier Dog Breed Featured

Cairn Terrier Dog Breed Profile

If you're looking for a small dog to adopt, the Cairn Terrier dog breed might be your pup. Cairn Terriers are independent, but at...