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Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

30 Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

Myths abound in the dog world and today, we’re looking at some of the most popular ones that many of us pet owners still...
Interactive Puzzle Toys for Dogs

Interactive Puzzle Toys for Dogs as a Brain Exercise

Dogs need shelter and a comfortable, familiar place to sleep. They need good, nutritious dog food. They need human companionship. Dog also require a lot...
The Best Blogs About Biking for Dogs

7 Best Blogs About Biking with Dogs

Biking is a great way to get the exercise that you need, but what about your canine companion? You don't want to leave him...
Why Does My Dog Lick All the Time

9 Expert Answers to “Why Does My Dog Lick Me All the Time?”

Last week I shared some resources about making life easier for disabled pets. We don't own a disable dog, but I know this is...
Dog Breed Specific Legislation and Restrictions

Let’s Talk: Breed Specific Legislation and Restrictions

Good afternoon readers. I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Did you happen to check out my column last week about the...
Canine Genetics - How to Make a Dog

Op-Ed: Canine Genetics – How to Make a Dog

Many years ago, I decided to breed a litter of cocker spaniels. I had a solid-black female with a good pedigree, and after some...
How Dog Owners Justify Training Dogs With Shock Collars

How Dog Owners Justify Training Dogs With Shock Collars

Infamous dog shock collars, or e-collars, are the most controversial training tool in the dog world. On one side there are the people who...
Vet On Demand

Interviewing Pet Professionals: Vet on Demand

Hello readers and happy Monday! I hope you're enjoying the start to your work week. Here at Top Dog Tips I've been busy as...
Post Attack How I Keep My Dog Safe On Walks

How to Keep Your Dogs Safe on Daily Walks

There’s nothing like the fear that stabs your heart when you see your dog get attacked by two other dogs that are three times...
Dog Tear Stains

The Truth About Tear Stains on Dogs

Tear stains are an eye-sore (no pun intended). There's no doubt that they aren't pleasant to look at, but did you know there are also...
Bark Collars for Puppies and Small Dogs Safe

Bark Collars for Puppies and Small Dogs: Safe or Not?

If you’ve ever had the pleasure to spend some time around dogs, then you know how annoying it can be to listen to them...
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...

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Bumps on a Dogs Back - 7 Things It Could Be and What To Do

Bumps on a Dog’s Back: 7 Things It Could Be and...

You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...
Dog Domestication History (In Years)

Dog Domestication History (In Years)

How dogs came to be domesticated from their grey wolf ancestors is a long and complex history. And depending on which resources and scientific...
What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood

What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood?

If you notice that your dog is coughing, this is generally not a cause for alarm. However, if you see that the dog coughs...
Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

When your dog is having trouble pooping, there can be a plethora of reasons why they are having problems. It's important to understand the...
Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases - A Guide for Owners

Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...
How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

How to Keep Flies Off Dogs

We all know how irritating flies may be, especially during late spring and summer period. They keep going around and buzzing around our ears....
Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

10 Science-based Ways to Relieve Anxiety in Dogs

Some may believe that the feeling of anxiety is confined only to humans.  They would be wrong. The feeling of worry, nervousness and unease...
12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should Know

12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should...

Neem oil, which is extracted from the neem tree, is highly regarded, often recommended, and widely used in homeopathic and natural medicine communities. Neem...
Perianal Tumors in Dogs - A Brief Guide

Perianal Tumors in Dogs: A Brief Guide

The most common type of tumor in dogs is the perianal tumor. A perianal tumor is found in the glands that surround the dog’s...
Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs

Nuclear Sclerosis in Dogs: What Owners Must Know

When you observe change in your dog’s eyes that causes their pupils to look cloudy, hazy, and/or change the color, you may first think...