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Mary Concepcion, BSc

Mary Concepcion, BSc
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Mary has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Neuroscience, and has been specializing in animal science writing for over ten years. She's very experienced in scientific reports, data analysis and science-based research, and obsessed with accurate information.

Milk Thistle for Dogs: Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Milk thistle, otherwise known as Silybum marianum, is a prickly flowery plant from which the popular milk thistle supplements are made. These remedies are...

4 Bee Products to Improve Your Dog’s Health (Based on Science)

They are one of natures hardest working species. Working as a unit, bees will form hives, forage for nectar and build vast reserves of...

10 Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

Some may believe that the feeling of anxiety is confined only to humans.  They would be wrong. The feeling of worry, nervousness and unease...

Why Is My Dog Itching? 4 Scientific Reasons and Proven Treatments

While it may be remarkably cute for a dog to be scratching his floppy ear with a look of relief-induced bliss on its face,...

6 Fruits Dogs Can Eat and Probably Should (According to Studies)

Not all foods are created equally, and this is especially true for the different kinds of foods that you feed your dog. In human...

12 Tips on How to Mentally Stimulate a Dog (Based on...

While they are technically different species, people have some stark similarities with Man’s Best Friend when it comes to mental health and disorders, and...

7 Human Foods Dogs Can’t Eat and Why (Based on Studies)

Even though dogs are somewhere between carnivores and omnivores that consume the organic matter of other animals, they can also be classified as opportunistic...

6 Vegetables Dogs Can Eat According to Science

As humans, we know the value of consuming vegetables. They are packed with nutrition, vitamins, minerals, fiber and overall goodness that our bodies need....

13 Dog Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Science-Based

Just Google the words dog nutrition tips and you will be assaulted with a deluge of results. There are literally thousands of so-called tips. But,...

4 Dangerous Ingredients (According to Studies) Commonly Used in Dog Foods

We already know that dog food can cost a pretty penny. While some people may associate higher cost of pet food with higher quality dog...

The Science-based Guide on Benefits of Honey for Dogs

Used by humans in a wide variety of forms, honey is a natural source of sugar, and now dog owners are looking to see...

10 Science-Based Dog Teeth Care Tips

The general rule of thumb is that, if it’s good for the owner then it must also be good for the dog. This is...

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