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Jackie Jurchenko, MSc

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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...

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