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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...
How Dogs Use Their Nose to See and Understand the World

How Dogs Use Their Nose to See and Understand the World

Ever wonder if dogs actually know or have a mental picture of the things they smell? Scientists say they likely do. It's been said, studied...
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...
Small Dogs Lie About Their Size, Study Says (and 5 More Facts About Dog Scent Marking)

Small Dogs Lie About Their Size, Study Says (and 5 More Facts About Dog...

There's new research showing that dogs, our most trusted companion, apparently tend to lie to other dogs and are very capable of deception. A...
Gingivitis in Dogs - Science-based Prevention and Treatment

Gingivitis in Dogs: Science-based Prevention and Treatment

Gingivitis is an oral health issue that causes inflamed and sometimes bleeding gums. Gingivitis in dogs is one of the most common diseases, with...
Labrador Life Expectancy Through Color - Chocolate Labs Are Less Healthy than Black or Yellow Labs

Labrador Life Expectancy Through Color: Chocolate Labs Are Less Healthy than Black or Yellow...

The color of their fur is not the actual problem. Rather, it's how they are bred that might be harmful to these animals' genes....
Dogs Love You More When You Smile, Science Says

Dogs Love You More When You Smile, Science Says

Apparently, your smile has a bewitching effect on your dog and a dog's brain lights up actively when they see you flash that happy...
20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

Once in a while, you might catch a headline on the news citing the reasons everyone should adopt a pet and some of the...
Dog DNA Tests Not Always Accurate for Pet Health Decisions, Scientists Say

Dog DNA Tests Not Always Accurate for Pet Health Decisions, Scientists Say

Genetic testing has become a valuable tool in the health industry for humans but it's still in its infancy stages for testing dogs. There is...

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11 Most Deadly Dog Diseases

When you adopt a dog, you expect to deal with some health issues eventually. While most common conditions dogs suffer from are mild and...
The 15 Ways to Prepare for Last Days of Your Dying Dog

15 Ways to Prepare for Last Days of Your Dying Dog

Losing a loved one is never easy and the fact that it's a pet doesn’t make it any different. Knowing that the end is...
20 Pros Cons Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Homemade dog food has its pros and cons. This can be a great nutritional choice for dogs, but only when done right. If done...
15 Best Police Dog Breeds in the US

15 Most Popular Police Dog Breeds

Dogs have been used in law enforcement and police work going as far back as the 5th Century. Modern K9 officers are trained for...
Nasal Discharge in Dogs - Causes and Treatment

Nasal Discharge in Dogs: 11 Causes and Treatments

Nasal discharge in dogs can be a condition that means absolutely nothing. On the other hand, it can be accompanied by other symptoms like...
14 Best IKEA Dog Furniture Pieces and Other Items

14 Best IKEA Dog Furniture and Pet Supplies

It's only recently that the world’s favorite affordable flatpack furniture store IKEA began carrying pet-specific furniture, and a collective sigh of relief could be...
Top 40 Reputable Dog Breeders in USA

40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the U.S. (2020)

Finding reputable dog breeders is challenging because of how popular and lucrative the dog breeding industry has become, resulting in many places to choose...
Alexa Skills for Dog Owners - 16 Ways It Can Help You Be a Better Owner

16 Alexa Skills to Be a Better Dog Owner

If you have Amazon Alexa in your home, you already know her many useful applications. What some may not know is that there are...
Tips on How to Feed Dogs With Sensitive Skin

How to Feed Dogs with Sensitive Skin

Dogs with sensitive skin are very common. Causes for this condition are numerous, and it often results in skin irritation and excessive itching. Dealing...
11 Stomach Problems in Dogs - How to Prevent and Treat Them

11 Stomach Problems in Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Gastrointestinal and stomach problems in dogs are common. They can be mild and barely noticeable or extremely serious and life-threatening. Most dog owners will...