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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...
Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

Last week my column was about buying pet store puppies and all the dangers that come with it. The reason so many pet store puppies...
Training Dogs with Electronic Collars

Ask a Dog Trainer: Training Dogs with Electronic Shock Collars

Training a dog isn't something to venture into lightly. There are numerous methods of dog training, and every canine responds differently to each one. Finding...
Benefits of Raising Your Children with Dogs

The Benefits of Raising Your Children with Dogs

Dog lovers understand many of the benefits of having a canine companion. They lift our spirits and console us when we're feeling sad. Dogs...

Sunday’s Recap: Dogs and Children

Happy Sunday! I hope your week was more relaxing than mine. We've been busy here at Top Dog Tips putting out our regular columns...
Pet Caskets for Dogs

Are Pet Caskets for Dogs Too Much? Do We Really Need Them?

Pets can be the most meaningful beings in a person’s life. They are family, friends, and life partners all wrapped into one. So when...
No Need For Shock Collars! Try These Tricks Instead

No More Pain: Best Alternatives to Dog Shock Collars

Doesn't that dog shock collar hurts your animal, is a common question that an exponential number of pet lovers nowadays begin to repeat more often. "It's a...
Caring For Your Dog on a Budget

Sunday’s Recap: Caring For Your Dog on a Budget

Another weekend is coming to a close, and what better to do on a Sunday afternoon than catch up with some reading. My column...
Serendipity and Dogs

Op-Ed: Serendipity and Dogs

I’ve been thinking a lot about serendipity lately, which as you’ll understand in a moment if you don’t already, means that anything I learn...
Why Dog Parents Need to Invest in Dog Vests

Why Dog Parents Need to Invest in Dog Vests

Clothes aren’t just for humans. Dogs can be dressed up as well although not necessarily in a frilly costume. Dog vests are used for...
DIY Dog Halloween Costumes

Let’s Talk: DIY Dog Halloween Costumes

It's the last week of October, and that means that Halloween is only a few days away. If you're a dog owner there are...
Cutting Dogs Tails

A Case Against Cutting Dogs’ Tails and Ears

With the excitement of bringing home a purebred puppy, many new owners are given the option that they perhaps had never even thought of...

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3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Staph Infection in Dogs

A staph infection is a type of infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Staph infection in dogs is as common as it is in...
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Rescue Dog Care: Your First 30 Days

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for both yours and your new pet's needs. Rescuing a dog...
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Dogs Recognize Their Relatives, Really?!

All dogs will interpret the world around them through a sense of smell that can be anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 times more sensitive...
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We all know that cats can be pretty challenging to read. So you might be asking, do cats get lonely? There's a misconception that cats...
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Cat Zoomies

Anyone that has owned a cat is probably familiar with the endearing term "zoomies." It seems like one second your pet is sitting around...
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Poodle Doodle Doo! The 10 Best Poodle Mixes

Dogs who have the Poodle mix are often endearingly nicknamed doodle breeds. It's one of the most popular mixed breeds globally, and for good reasons,...
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Are You Ready for an Emotional Support Animal

Feeling a little blue? The struggles with mental illness or emotional disability can affect your day-to-day activities. Everything seems too much to handle when submerged...
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10 Environmental Causes of Cancer in Dogs

Cancer in dogs may be due to nature and nurture. But even if your pet dog's breed is already at an increased risk of cancer,...
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Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease affecting dogs of any age. There are several causes for kennel cough in dogs, including canine virus...
8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run Away and Safely Walk Off-leash

8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run...

Having your dog run away when off-leash and then go missing is a terrifying feeling. If you have a pet that doesn't really listen, learning...