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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...
What Ingredients Should You Look For in Dog Food?

Sunday’s Recap: What Ingredients Should You Look For in Dog Food?

I can't believe it's the middle of October already! Fall is well underway here in Maine and everyone is busy preparing for winter. We're...
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...
Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Sunday’s Recap: Best Dog Supplies According to the Experts

Another Sunday is in the books! It was a chilly day here in Maine, and we spent most of the afternoon working on behavioral...
Do Your Kids Know How to be Around Dogs

Do Your Kids Know How to be Around Dogs?

Dogs are a big part of our lives, and if you're a parent with one or more children, you know that dogs are a...
Are Premium Dog Hair Clippers Worth It

Dollars & Sense: Are Premium Dog Hair Clippers Worth It?

Personally, I like saving money. The question, before I buy pretty much anything, is “Do I really need this?” Oftentimes, the inner struggle and...
Sustainability in the Pet Industry

Sunday’s Recap: Sustainability in the Pet Industry

Good Sunday morning, readers! I hope you enjoyed your week as much as I did. Hopefully you caught my column last week. I talked...
Do Pet Parents Need a Dog Grooming Table at Home

Do Pet Parents Need a Dog Grooming Table at Home

As pet parents, part of our job is grooming. How we live up to that responsibility is up to us. Instead of grooming our...
Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Let’s Talk: Confusion About Negative Reinforcement During Dog Training

Good morning, readers, and happy Wednesday! I hope you're enjoying your week so far and that you had time to catch my column last...

Op-ed: True Confession – I Gave My Sister a Wolfdog Hybrid

Evidence indicates that the domestication of wolves began between 10,000 and 100,000 years ago. This was the beginning of the genetic split between wolves...
Blogs for Dog Lovers

Sunday’s Recap: 9 Blogs for Dog Lovers

It's Sunday again, and you know what that means - time for my Sunday Recap. Did you have time to catch my column last week?...
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...

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Morkie Dog Breed

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...
Mastocytoma in Dogs Featured

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...
Chug Dog breed Featured Image

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...
Raw Dog Food

Can Dogs Eat Sardines and Other Seafood on a Raw Diet?

Changing your dog’s nutrition plan with raw dog food? How about adding sardines and other seafood to your fur baby's diet? We understand that you...