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Rachael Leanny

Rachael Leanny
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Rachael is a writer living in Los Angeles and an alum of UNC Chapel Hill. She has been a pet owner since the age of three and began dog-walking in 2015. Her nine-year-old Pug and best pal, Ellie, is the queen of sassy faces, marathon naps, and begging.

13 Most Common Signs of Allergies in Dogs

Dog allergies are very common. The 2018 survey from Banfield Pet Hospital looked at the data from 2.5 million dogs. It showed that 0.2%...

White Potatoes in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you follow our homemade dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips, you may have noticed that some of them contain white potatoes....

12 Things Dog Owners Should Watch Out for in Spring

Winter is always viewed as the most problematic season for dogs and dog owners. However, as warm and awesome as spring is, it offers...

Dog Personality Test: Requirements and Testing Process

Dog personality tests are used by breeders, rescue organizations, and curious pet owners to help determine the dog’s general temperament towards both people and...

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,...

Dog Going Blind: How to Adjust and Help Your Blind Pet

If you suspect your dog going blind, it's likely to be a difficult transition for you. However, remember that most dogs cope with this...

Dental Gels for Dogs: What Are They and How to Use...

A dog's dental hygiene is important since problems arising from teeth, gums and bacteria in the mouth can develop into complex health issues that...

8 Items Dogs Choke On Most Often

Many things that your dog is interested in chewing can get stuck in their throat and choke them, harm their intestines, or lead to...

20 Things to Keep Dogs Warm in Winter

Whether your dog only goes outside for short walks or spends hours outdoors in the cold weather, there are some things to keep dogs...

6 Best Dog Coats for Winter

Some pet owners assume that using winter dog coats is a fashion thing because dogs have their own fur coats for warmth. However, that's...

8 Ways to Dog-Proof Your Home for Christmas

Dog owners, especially those with puppies, that wish for a lovely Christmas time need to ensure the safety of their young dogs. Christmas celebrations...

Is Your Dog Afraid of Stairs? Here’s How to Fix This...

Does your puppy or dog whine, cry, tuck their tail, and turn away when it comes to using a set of stairs? You're not...

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