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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...
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...

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As dog owners, we tend to take our dog to the vet for their annual wellness exam and to get their heartworm medication, hoping...
Best Places Single Dog-Owners to Meet a Better Half

Best Places Single Dog-Owners to Meet a Better Half

Love is unpredictable and while opposites may attract in many ways when it comes to dogs, it’s important to find someone who’s just as...
My Dog's Poop Looks Weird And I Don't Know What To Do

Best Aids For Dog’s Firm Stool

When picking up after your dog, you likely want to get it over with as quickly as possible without really paying too much attention...
Most Common Allergies in Dogs

Most Common Allergies In Dogs

It may seem odd but allergies are more common than you think in our canine best friends. Rashes, excessive scratching, sneezing, runny eyes, shaking...

How Do I Know If My Dog Has Heartworms?

Many dog owners know that it is important to give their dog monthly heartworm medication. They do it because their veterinarian recommends it, without...

9 Big Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

Quite possibly one of the first questions people ask when researching a dog breed is, “But does it shed?” While dogs that shed can...
8 Essential Blind Dog Products You Must Have

8 Essential Blind Dog Products You Must Have

It’s not easy caring for a blind dog, or even one that has got cataracts and can’t see well. It can become even harder...
My Dog Has To Sleep Touching Me

My Dog Has to Sleep Touching Me: Why and What to...

Many dogs like to curl up against their owners and sleep with them. This behavior is quite common and not a problem if it...
Big White Dog Breeds

Big White Dog Breeds

White is one of the most popular colors in the world because it represents positivity and innocence, and well, because it is beautiful. It...
5 Best Air Purifiers for Dog Hair

5 Best Air Purifiers for Dog Hair

According to statistics, around 68% of households in the US have a pet, with 90 million dogs in those households. That’s a lot of...