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Shelly lives in Iowa with her husband and Australian Shepherd named Tex. She's been an animal lover since she was a child. Currently, she enjoys reading and writing about dogs, and spending time with her family and getting involved in all things pets.

Effective Ways How to Massage Gas Out of a Dog

Humans are not the only ones who experience excessive gas; dogs suffer from flatulence and can ultimately have worse gas than humans. Gas is normally...

5 Tips to Naturally Help Dogs with Anxiety

It’s tough to deal with a dog that has severe anxiety issues but it happens even to the best of our pets. Thankfully, there...

Where to Find FREE Dog Food Samples?

Dog parents know the importance of quality dog food brands. We want our dogs to receive adequate nutrition and none of the bad stuff in...

Dog Pajamas: What’s the Purpose and Does Your Pet Need Them?

For many pet owners, our dogs are our babies. Along with feeding, taking them out to use the bathroom, and scheduling veterinary appointments, our...

Metamucil for Dogs: Its Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Dogs can suffer from irregular bowel movements just like humans do. One of the most common problems is constipation, which you can treat with...

4 Best Heated Self-Warming Dog Beds and Pads: What is It...

You’ve likely run across the self-warming dog bed while shopping for other items for your pup, particularly among winter dog supplies (even though it's...

Dog Urine Killing Grass? 10 Ways to Fight or Prevent This

Dog pee can be a real problem for lawns. In fact, dog urine can kill the grass. Why Does Dog Urine Kill Grass? Because dog urine...

13 Great Books for Homemade Dog Food Beginners

If you’re like me, you like having a book to hold in the kitchen. Videos and websites are great, but when I am working...

How to Save Money with Homemade Dog Food Cooking

The costs of feeding a dog are one of the major concerns dog owners have which impacts their decision of adopting a pet. And...

Cinnamon in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

For those of you following Top Dog Tips homemade dog food recipes here, you may have noticed that we've included cinnamon among some of...

10 Best Multivitamins and Supplements for Dogs

There is a wide variety of vitamins designed to support one specific part of your dog’s body and health, but if you are looking...

13 Best Dog Food Brands in Canada

According to a recent survey, approximately 35% of Canadians have a dog in their home. Over 50% of those dogs have no health issues...

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Doggy housebreaking, the favorite part of every new pet parent. No, not really. If you have ever tried housebreaking a puppy, you'll know that...