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Dog Tail Docking - 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog Tail Docking: 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog tail docking, or canine caudectomy, originated more than 2000 years ago (1). Its first intention was to protect hunting dogs because their tail...
Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

8 Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

Dogs are inherently pack animals, much like their wolf ancestors. Research shows that this mindset is deeply ingrained in Canis Familiaris, so to withhold...
Best Bee Products That Can Improve Your Dogs Health

4 Bee Products to Improve Your Dog’s Health (Based on Science)

They are one of natures hardest working species. Working as a unit, bees will form hives, forage for nectar and build vast reserves of...
Dog Domestication History (In Years)

Dog Domestication History (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific...
Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

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...
How Research Influenced Our Approach to Training Dogs

Science-based Dog Training: How Research Influenced Our Approach to Training Dogs

Since the late Mesolithic period when humans first began to domesticate wolves, canines have been an integral part of our lives. We are linked...
The Cushing’s Disease in Dogs - Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatments

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

If you're not familiar with the condition, the Cushing's Disease in dogs affects the endocrine system of the animal. This condition is most prevalent in...
Reasons Why Is My Dog Itching

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,...

A Science-based Guide to Home Cooked Dog Food Recipes

Covering the subject of homemade dog food recipes is a big part of Top Dog Tips. Today, though, we’re breaking out the lab coats...
Top 6 Fruits Dogs Can Eat and Probably Should (According to Scientific Studies)

6 Fruits Dogs Can Eat and Probably Should (According to Studies)

Not all foods are created equally, and this is especially true for the different kinds of foods that you feed your dog. In human...
How to Mentally Stimulate a Dog

12 Tips on How to Mentally Stimulate a Dog (Based on Science)

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...
Top Science-based Ways to Deal With Worms in Dogs

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...

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11 Most Dangerous Viruses in Dogs

11 Most Dangerous Viruses in Dogs

The most dangerous causative agents carried by viruses do not always cause the most common diseases in dogs. However, once such an infection occurs,...
Hydrocortisone Cream for Dogs - What Is It and When You Need It

Hydrocortisone Cream for Dogs: What Is It and How to Use...

Hydrocortisone is a medicinal substance found in many human-grade topical products. Its main utilization is in treating inflammation or allergic reactions, particularly if they...

7 Best Raw Dog Food Recipes

Choosing to feed your dog homemade raw dog food is a big step and should not be taken lightly. For those new to homemade...
25 of the Best Dog Breeds for Small Apartments and Cities

25 Best Dog Breeds for Small Apartments

If you’re thinking about adopting a dog, there are many things to consider including your future pet's temperament, energy levels and, of course, the...
Stop Dog from Chewing Furniture and Belongings

15 Ways to Prevent Dogs from Chewing Furniture and Your Belongings

You turn your back for just a moment, and you’ve lost a precious item because it's been chewed to bits by your dog. It...
Most Rare Dog Breeds

14 Most Rare Dog Breeds on the Planet

There are hundreds of dog breeds across the world. For different reasons, some of these breeds have become endangered and even extinct. With the...
Dog Owner Vocabulary

A Dog Owner’s Vocabulary

When you invite a dog into your life, you automatically get free membership to the inner circle of dog owners. With this membership you...
Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs - Prevention and Treatments

Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs: Prevention and Treatments

Bacterial urinary tract infection in dogs is often asymptomatic and is likely to be noticed by pet owners only when the animal asks to...
Water in Dog's Ear - Dangers, How to Prevent It and What to Do About It

Water in Dog’s Ears: What to Do About It

When you give your dog a bath, you will almost always end up with some water in their ears. It can also happen when...

10 Worst Dog Breeds for First Time Owners

Dogs make wonderful pets, but not every dog is suitable for every owner. Unfortunately, if you don't find a pet that fits your lifestyle,...