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Dog health is the first concern of every responsible pet parent. We interview vets and canine experts for the best advice on canine arthritis, common diseases, dog nutrition, diabetes in dogs, dog allergies, cancer in dogs, dog symptoms, dog health insurance and everything else that should concern us.
Dog Paw Problems and What You Should Know About Them

7 Most Common Dog Paw Problems and What to Do About Them

Dogs' paw health is often neglected by pet owners, but shouldn't be. Your dog's paw pads provide cushioning to reduce stress on their bones...
5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Products

5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Foods and Pet Products

As pet parents, we do everything we can to provide our pets with products that are healthy for them, or at least products that...
Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While Boarding

Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While Boarding

Even when you trust your dog’s boarding facility explicitly, even when it’s pristine, well ventilated, and temperature controlled, there’s a possibility that your dog...
5 Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

5 Causes and Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

An enlarged prostate is a common condition that affects men in their senior years. But men are not the exception because male dogs and...
7 Causes and Signs of Dog Spine Problems (and How to Prevent or Fix Them)

7 Causes and Signs of Dog Spine Problems (and How to Prevent or Fix...

Did you know that spinal problems in dogs are more common than most owners realize? Typically, these issues take some time to develop before...
Flea and Tickborne Illnesses in Dogs - The Complete Guide

Flea and Tickborne Illnesses in Dogs: The Complete Guide

We give our dogs preventative medications every month to keep fleas and ticks at bay, but we are also protecting them against a whole...

3 Common Knee Problems in Dogs and What to Know About Them

Dogs can suffer from knee problems just like humans, and just like with us, these problems can seriously affect their quality of life. Knowing what...
Depression in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Depression in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Depression is often a misunderstood illness. It is no surprise then that many people think that this problem is reserved for humans and that...
14 Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Dogs

14 Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Dogs

Once you adopt a pup, spaying or neutering is often high up on the priority list for many pet owners, but not all are...
Intermittent Fasting for Dogs - Good or Bad

Intermittent Fasting for Dogs: Good or Bad?

Intermittent fasting has become extremely popular in the last few years due to tons of scientifically proven benefits for humans, one of which is...
5 Signs of Hip Problems in Dogs (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Hip Problems in Dogs (And What to Do)

Particularly in their older years, hip problems in dogs become more common. While some of these issues could be genetically predisposed in the dog,...
The Dos and Don’ts of Running with Dogs

The Dos and Don’ts of Running with Dogs

When it comes to the right and wrong things to do when preparing to start actively running with your pooch on a regular basis,...

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Dog Scared of Cat - 4 Things You Can Do

Dog Scared of Cat? Here’s What You Can Do

It’s no secret that dogs and cats often do not get along. You’ve probably heard the expression “getting along like cats and dogs” for...
9 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Skin and Coat Health

9 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Skin and Coat Health

Your dog’s skin and coat obviously serve important functions such as providing warmth, offering protection, regulation of body temperature, and providing and enhancing sensation....
Dog Scared of Fireworks - 7 Things You Can Do to Help

Dog Scared of Fireworks? 7 Things You Can Do to Help

Dogs are often afraid of loud noises like thunder or fireworks. These sounds are often a source of great distress, fear and anxiety for...

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...
4 Reasons Why and When Dog Parks Can Be Dangerous

4 Reasons Why and When Dog Parks Can Be Dangerous

Enjoying summer with your pooch in a dog park while he runs around freely can be fun, and it's also be a great way...
The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Each year approximately 8,000 to 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Most frequently seen in large and giant breed dogs, this aggressive bone cancer...
What to Do If Your Dog Eats Chocolate

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Chocolate

Most dog owners are aware that chocolate can be toxic to dogs. However, even with all the necessary precautions, our pets sometimes find a...
5 Dog Esophagus Problems and What You Should Know

5 Dog Esophagus Problems and What You Should Know

The esophagus is a thin, muscular tube that connects a dog’s throat to their stomach and helps with pushing water and food into the...
8 Water and Swimming Safety Tips for Dog Owners

8 Water and Swimming Dangers and Safety Tips for Dog Owners

Summer swimming with your dogs is one of the many perks of being a pet parent. What could be better than going to the...
Muscle Builder for Dogs - What It Is and How to Use It

Muscle Builder for Dogs: What It Is and How to Use...

Using pet supplements to help your dog build muscles is not always recommended. Generally, canines don’t need muscle supplements because they can gain weight...