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Harmful Additives in Commercial Dog Food

Sunday’s Recap: Harmful Additives in Commercial Dog Food

It's hard to believe that August is almost over. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, Labor Day weekend is just around...
Puppy's First Campsite - Bringing Home to the Outdoors

Puppy’s First Campsite: Bringing Home to the Outdoors

There’s simply nothing like camping. The air is fresh. Your senses are stimulated by the smells of campfire smoke and toasted marshmallows, the sounds...
Pet Health Insurance

Let’s Talk: Pet Health Insurance

Good morning readers! Hopefully you all enjoyed my column last week about raw food diets and the changes I'm making to my dog's diet right...
Are Raw Bones Good for Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Are Raw Bones Good for Dogs?

Happy Sunday readers! It was a busy week here at Top Dog Tips, but I was able to sneak in some research anyway. Last week we...
How Professional Pet Groomers Groom Dogs

How Professional Pet Groomers Groom Dogs

From my experience with dog grooming during my time in the grooming course, I've learned all the special ways of how dogs are groomed,...

Dog Teeth Cleaning 101: Brushing Dogs’ Teeth

My vet cleaned my dogs’ teeth for free earlier this year. At almost $300 each, it was a very nice gift. Since I have...
Best Pet Business Insurance Plans

Best Pet Business Insurance Plans

Have you ever thought about what would happen if one of the dogs in your care had a major accident? A $2,500 Shar Pei...
Service Dogs - What You Need to Know

Service Dogs: What You Need to Know

According to the University of Arizona, about 1% of individuals with disabilities use a Service Dog. Each day these dogs make a significant impact...
Therapy Dog Training - How To Get Your Dog Certified

Therapy Dog Training: How To Get Your Dog Certified

Everyone needs a helping hand (or paw) once in a while. Therapy dogs are good for people who are struggling with mental illness, psychological...
How to Write a Dog Boarding Business Plan

How to Write a Dog Boarding Business Plan

You love dogs and want to open a dog boarding business, but you aren't sure where to begin. Unfortunately, running a successful dog kennel...
Grooming your dog at home

Sunday’s Recap: Grooming Your Dog at Home

Another week has come and gone. I hope you've all enjoyed last week’s Sunday's Recap about the importance of socializing puppies. This week I...
Responsible Breeding

Let’s Talk: Responsible Dog Breeding

Hopefully you’ve all been able to check out my Sunday Recap from last week. Those columns give me a wonderful chance to connect with you...

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Shih Poo Dog Breed Profile

A Shih-Poo is a mixed breed dog that combines the Toy Poodle with a Shih Tzu. This small, hypoallergenic, and snuggly companion inherits plenty...
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Morkie Dog Breed Profile

The Morkie dog breed is a loving ball of fluff who demands quite a bit of attention. Learn more about living with this designer...
Dog Cremation Cost Breakdown and Step by Step Guide

Dog Cremation Cost Breakdown and Step by Step Guide

Planning dog cremation is an emotional process, but preparations are key to saving on costs and ensuring a smooth process. In this article, we will...
Most Expensive Dog Breeds

20 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Some of the most expensive dogs are so costly most of us wouldn’t even look twice into purchasing one. The more obscure and rare dogs...
Dog Pregnancy and Whelping

15 Tips on Dog Pregnancy and Whelping Puppies

You’re expecting puppies, how exciting! Whelping is a term that covers the entire process of birthing puppies, from the first dog pregnancy stage to dog's...

Holistic Dog Care: The Ultimate Evidence-based Guide

When people hear the term "holistic," they typically think about alternative medicine. It brings to mind acupuncture and herbal remedies alone. This is a common misconception, as...
The Veterinarians Guide on Dog Flea Shampoos

5 Best Dog Shampoos Recommended by Veterinarians [2022]

Picking the right dog shampoo and their specific coat type is an important step. Dogs have natural oils in their skin that keeps their coat...
Dog Litter Separation

How to Split a Litter of Puppies

The same with a human child, a puppy is heavily dependent on its mom. So, why do we do a dog litter separation? A typical...
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Mastocytoma In Dogs

Have you ever felt a strange lump on the surface of your dog's body? If so, then it's best to contact your vet quickly...
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Chug Dog Breed Profile

It may seem like a Pug but why is the snout not smooshed? It must be the Chug! Chug is the Chihuahua and Pug...