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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.

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...

4 Bee Products That Can Improve Your Dog’s Health (Based on...

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...

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...

13 Science-based Ways to Deal With Worms in Dogs

Dogs can be victims of intestinal parasites known as worms. These parasites can cause mild symptoms such as stomach upset and diarrhea, but if...

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,...

9 Superfoods for Dogs That Improve Their Health (According to Science)

Although they have been around for millennia, the concept of superfoods has only entered the mainstream discussion within the last two decades. People refer...

9 Rational Ways to Assess Healthy Dog Food

You are what you eat. This saying is as true for dogs as it is for humans.  The inclusion of healthy foods is essential to...

10 Scientific Reasons Homemade Dog Food is Better Than Commercial Foods

Almost everyone has that one home cooked dish that brings about a sense of nostalgia and good feeling. It is then surprising for most...

4 Good Reasons to Feed Human Food to Dogs

At some point during the history that man has shared with their dogs, a rumor was started and began circulating. It would forever change...

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....

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