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Science-Based Dog Teeth Care Tips

10 Science-Based Dog Teeth Care Tips

The general rule of thumb is that, if it’s good for the owner then it must also be good for the dog. This is...
Dogs Communicate to Us Using Facial Expressions

Dogs Communicate to Us Using Facial Expressions

Recent studies show that dogs love when we smile, and give us those sad “puppy eyes” on purpose. Dogs and humans have lived alongside...
Dogs May Be More Self-Aware Than We Thought

Dogs May Be More Self-Aware Than We Thought

Dogs seem to have more self-awareness than we originally attributed to them, thanks to some new realizations about their perceptions. As dog lovers, we...
How To Keep Senior Dogs Healthy

4 Science-Based Tips for Keeping Senior Dogs Healthy

Ask any dog owner and they will tell you that the worst part of owning a canine companion is the fact that they don't...
Study - Dogs Fear and Aggression Can Be Genetic

Study: Dogs’ Fear and Aggression Can Be Genetic

New research shows that some types of fear and aggression in dogs are genetic, and can be divided into fear of the familiar and...
How Dog Ownership Makes People Happy

4 Ways Dog Ownership Makes People Happy (Based on Research)

Many cultures have their own theories and explanations for the sacred bond between humans and animals, especially the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs...
Parents Underestimate Risk of Family Dog to Children

Many Parents Underestimate Risk of Family Dog to Children

Parents often invest too much trust and too little supervision into the interactions of the family dog with their children, and this can lead...
Study Finds That the Best Guide Dogs Had Tough Love as Puppies

Study Finds That the Best Guide Dogs Had Tough Love as Puppies

New research has revealed that puppies whose mothers show “tough love” turn out to be more successful guide dogs. Have you ever heard of...
There's Now Hope for Dogs and Kids with Lafora Disease

There’s Now Hope for Dogs and Kids with Lafora Disease

Unique research is underway to develop treatment for this rare form of epilepsy in dogs and human children called Lafora Disease. Scientists from the...
Dogs Environmental Impact of Meat Consumption and What You Can Do

Dogs’ Environmental Impact of Meat Consumption and What We Can Do

The food we feed our cats and dogs has a large environmental impact, and there are good ways how to reduce your pet’s carbon...
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Why It’s Difficult to “Breed Out” Breathing Disorders in Pugs, Bulldogs

Professionals are trying to find ways to predict breathing difficulties in short-nosed dogs in order to avoid certain traits while breeding. Small-nosed canines such...
How Selective Breeding in German Shepherds Leads to Bad Health

How Selective Breeding in German Shepherds Leads to Bad Health

Recent research reveals that German Shepherds could be more predisposed to health issues like arthritis due to how they have been bred. German Shepherds are...

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Dry Eyes in Dogs - Science-based Guide

Dry Eyes in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Dry eyes in dogs, known as Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a highly common canine eye disease. In North America, reported annual rates of this...
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Best Dog Products of 2019: My Top 10 Favorite Items

I reviewed hundreds of dog products this year. Today I'm rounding up my picks for the Top 10 Best Dog Products of the Year for 2019.
Tomatoes in Home Cooked Dog Food Recipes

Tomatoes in Home Cooked Dog Food Recipes

If you switched to homemade meals and follow our home cooked dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips, you've probably seen some that...
What Can I Give My Dog For Pain and What To Avoid

What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?

You've noticed that your dog is limping, and suspect that it could be arthritis setting in. You are worried that the dog is in...
Homemade Dog Ear Cleaner

6 Recipes of Homemade Dog Ear Cleaners

For some dogs, one of the most important parts of grooming is cleaning their ears. It reduces the chance of ear infections and removes...
How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (My 30-Day Diet Plan)

How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (30-Day Diet Plan)

Dog obesity is a rapidly growing health problem. Obese dogs will suffer from breathing issues, diabetes, arthritis, and joint pain (1). This article discusses the...
Dog Has Swollen Face - 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

Dog Has Swollen Face: 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

Determining the cause of a dog that has a swollen face is a simple process of elimination. Once you work out why the face...
Top 10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

10 Best Dogs for Seniors and How They Benefit the Elderly

Depending on the stage of life you're in, there are certain breeds that will fit you, or someone you know, better. The best dogs...
Signs of Rabies in Dogs and Their Three Prominent Stages

10 Signs of Rabies in Dogs and Three Prominent Stages

Rabies is a preventable deadly virus with almost 100% fatal outcome in most cases (1). If your dog becomes infected with rabies, there is...
Reasons Your Dog Drinking a Lot of Water

10 Reasons Your Dog Is Drinking a Lot of Water

If you notice your dog drinking a lot of water, there's a number of reasons what may cause this. Approximate estimates of how much...