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Samantha Randall

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.

TOP #79: Are Dogs Good for Your Health?

I'm joined by Kaushik Roy of The Shanti Project who's here to give us a better idea of the research surrounding dogs' benefits for owners and more.

Giveaway: Doggie Diva Bling Dog Collar ($65+ Value)

Doggie Diva offers collars that are personalized with rhinestone covered letters and charms, and we're giving someone the opportunity to win one for FREE!

TOP #78: How to Read Dog Food Labels

I'm speaking with Dr Jennifer Adolphe on pet food manufacturing, marketing and proper way to read dog food labels to know what you're feeding your pet.

Recipe: Organic Dog Food with Limited Ingredients

One diet that everyone can agree is wholesome and healthy is the organic diet, and this homemade organic dog food recipe is made with just four ingredients.

My Top 10 Most Common Homemade Dog Food Ingredients

These common homemade dog food ingredients are easily available, cheap and provide plenty of health benefits for your pup. Here are my top 10 favorites.

Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Urinary Tract Health

If your dog is prone to UTIs, you may be able to prevent them with a change in diet - like switching to this homemade dog food for urinary tract health.

Recipe: Homemade Dog Food for Chihuahua

This homemade dog food for Chihuahua recipe may be a good option for your pint-sized pooch, but you should check with you vet before feeding it.

TOP #77: How to Protect Your Dog from Parasites

I'm talking with Dr. Craig Prior of Companion Animal Parasite Council who explains how dogs attract parasites, and best ways to prevent and treat them.

TOP #76: How to Adopt from the ASPCA and How to...

In this podcast episode, I'm talk with Rena of ASPCA about what it's like working at this non-profit organization, the adoption process and what you can do to help them if you can't adopt a pet.

Giveaway: RC Pet Products Dog Walking Supplies ($48+ Value)

If you've been looking for a new dog leash and collar, this is your chance to win one for FREE from our friends at RC Pet Products. Enter the giveaway here!

15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

We have hundreds of recipes published here on Top Dog Tips for dog owners looking to start cooking for their pets. However, with so...

TOP #75: What Are Sheepdog Trials and Are They Safe

For this podcast episode, I've asked Bridget Strang - a sheepdog trials expert - a bunch of questions regarding this dog sport and its safety. Here's what I've learned.

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