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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.
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5 Dog Pain Relief Home Remedies

If you wish to avoid side effects from medicine, these five dog pain relief home remedies are all natural and safe for long term use in dogs.
Things to Know When Keeping Dogs Outside in Winter

17 Reasons Why Keeping Dogs Outside in Winter Is a Bad Idea

There is nothing wrong will letting your dog enjoy the outdoors, and even sleep there, when you know that they can handle it, and...
Syringe Feeding a Dog - Pros vs Cons (And How to Syringe Feed Your Pet)

Syringe Feeding a Dog: Pros vs Cons (And How to Syringe Feed Your Pet)

Syringe feeding a dog may be necessary when your pet has serious dental health problems, a broken jaw, are recuperating from surgery and are...
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Home Remedies for Worms in Dogs

Preventing an infestation with one of these home remedies for worms in dogs (foods, probiotics, apple cider vinegar) will ensure your pet stays healthy.
Winter Allergies in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Winter Allergies in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Many owners associate dog allergies with the spring and fall seasons. However, winter allergies in dogs are just as common, and may result in...

10 Cancer Causing Ingredients in Dog Foods

Some ingredients that are cost effective for pet food manufacturers might be detrimental to a dog. When shopping for your pet's next bag of...
A Science-based Guide to Sarcoma in Dogs

A Science-based Guide to Sarcoma in Dogs

Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs, but not all cancers are the same. There are many different types of cancer and some...
The Best Dog Paw Protection in the Winter

Dog Paw Protection: 5 Ways of Protecting Dog Paws in Winter

Dogs' paws are more utilitarian than our feet - they're designed to withstand frigid conditions, such as ice and snow. The paw pads act...
Hepatitis in Dogs - Science Based Guide

Hepatitis in Dogs: A Science-based Guide

Hepatitis in dogs is a medical condition that is mainly characterized and identified by continuous inflammation of a dog’s liver. The infection is related...
Excessive Thirst in Dogs Guide

8 Causes of Excessive Thirst in Dogs (Polydipsia)

Have you noticed your dog drinking more water than normal? This may be just temporary, or a sign of illness. Excessive thirst in dogs...
Thorax Problems in Dogs

Thorax Problems in Dogs: Causes, Signs, Diagnosis

A dog’s thorax is the region between the neck and the abdomen. This includes the rib cavity, breastbone and the organs responsible for circulation...
Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Stones in Dogs: Home Remedies and Veterinary Treatments

Bladder stones (urolithiasis) are clumps of mineral crystals that form in the urine. They can occur for a number of reasons, including genetics, diet,...

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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...