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Cold Weather Preparation for Dogs

Sunday’s Recap: Cold Weather Preparation for Dogs

Last week I wrote my column about natural home remedies for fleas and ticks. Even though the weather is getting colder, pet parents still...
Bringing A Dog to Thanksgiving Dinner

How to Include Your Dog in Thanksgiving Dinner

Last week we were talking about DIY dog Halloween costumes and now we're jumping right into Thanksgiving. The holiday season goes so quickly! It's the...
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...
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How to Select a Safe Halloween Costume for Your Dog

The last Sunday of October is here. It doesn't seem possible that next Sunday will be November 1st! Did you have time to read...
Halloween Hazards for Dogs

Let’s Talk: Halloween Hazards for Dogs

Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes costumes, candy and lots of decorations. Holidays can be a lot of fun for humans, but...
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...

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Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
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Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
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Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

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Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...
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Dog Names Starting With Y

Do you plan on getting a pup? Do you have a new furry addition to your family? If you do, you're probably pondering what would...
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Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
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My Dog Ate a Diaper! Should I Be Worried?

"My dog ate a diaper! What should I do?" If you're a new parent and a dog owner, you should know what they say about...