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Do Dogs Sleep More In Winter

Why Do Dogs Sleep More In Winter Time?

It is absolutely possible for a dog to sleep more during the winter. If you live somewhere with long, dark, cold winters, you have...
How to Tell If Your Dog Is Cold

8 Telltale Signs Your Dog Is Cold

Do you know the dangers that come with cold weather and how to tell if your dog is cold? Our domesticated dogs depend on...
Top 15 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy in the Fall

15 Ways to Keep Your Dog Healthy in the Fall

Fall is coming fast. The days are getting shorter and the weather is starting to get cooler. Leaves are starting to change color and...
Can Dogs Get Cold Sores

Can Dogs Get Cold Sores?

You've just spotted something on your dog's lip and are wondering, can dogs get cold sores? Yes, dogs are capable of getting cold sores....
Dog Health Insurance

Dog Health Insurance: Does Your Fido Really Need It?

Something a lot of new dog owners often don’t think about and do not factor into their yearly pet budget is health insurance. Surveys...
Bladder Stones in Dogs

14 Things You Should Know About Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder stones are clumps of mineral crystals that form in the urine. They can occur for a number of reasons, including genetics, diet and...
Top Tick Repellent for Dogs

Tick Repellent for Dogs: Natural vs Chemical and Everything Else You Should Know

Ticks suck! Literally. Sadly, your dog is defenseless against these parasites, leaving you as their only protection from ticks and the various tick-borne diseases. This...
Why Is Your Dog Coughing and Gagging

Dog Coughing and Gagging? This Is What It Means and What You Do

One of the easiest ways to prevent illnesses in your dog is to be observant and keep an eye on any potential signs. Dog...
Excessive Thirst in Dogs Guide

Excessive Thirst in Dogs: Why Your Dog Drinks Too Much Water and What to...

It is normal for dogs to drink water during the day, but it might be a valid concern if you notice your dog drinking...
All the Steps to Preventing and Treating Heat Stroke in Dogs

8 Steps to Preventing and Treating Heat Stroke in Dogs

Heat stroke can be incredibly dangerous to dogs. Canines are not able to handle heat as well as humans, making them more susceptible to...
My Dog Constipation

Dog Constipation: 12 Ways to Prevent and Treat It

Constipation in dogs may not be as common as diarrhea, but it still happens quite often in growing canines. As a result, it's important...
My Dog Has Diarrhea

Dog Has Diarrhea? 9 Ways to Prevent and Treat It

At some point every dog owner is going to have to deal with some doggy diarrhea. It just goes with the territory. But finding...

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Heated Dog Blankets and Beds - Are They Useful and Safe for Our Pets

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds: Are They Useful and Safe for...

Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...
Top 16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...
A Dog for Personal Protection - 6 Things You Must Consider First

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Canine Good Citizen Certification: Everything You Need to Know

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program provides a solid foundation of behavioral training for your dog, but it also comes with some unexpected additional...
Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World That Make a Difference

Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World

Top Dog Tips awards program recognizes The 45 World's Best Dog Rescues of 2019 for their dedication, accomplishments and the difference that they make.
15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

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...