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The Business of Dog Smuggling and How It Works

One of the largest animal welfare issues is the one that most people aren't aware of: puppy trafficking. As the popularity of pets, dogs...

13 Commonly Banned Dog Breeds

Some countries and U.S. states pass breed discrimination laws now, banning owners from adopting certain breeds. The way these laws work can be complicated....

8 Laws All Dog Owners Should Be Aware Of

As a dog owner in the United States, it is your responsibility to be aware of (and abide by) any laws that pertain to...

Adopting Emotional Support Dog: How to Do It Correctly

Not everyone really understands what an emotional support dog is. Many are aware that emotional support dogs exist, but they can’t really differentiate between...

Animal Abusers Will Now Be Registered Just Like Sex Offenders

New laws in some cities and states will now log animal abusers to a registry, which is a huge step forward for animal rights...

How to Make Your Dog an Emotional Support Dog

Your dog offers you comfort and support any time you have an emotional need or crisis. You have often felt like you would be...

TOP #1: Irresponsible Breeding of Dogs

Thanks for tuning into the very first episode of Theory of Pets show - a podcast for dedicated pet owners where I discuss all things...

Man Refuses to Do Community Service After Biting His Dog

And he called it puuuuppy loooove…That old tune may still ring out in the homes of our elders, but for a Staten Island pet...

You’ll Never Guess What These Pit Bulls Did to Avoid Euthanasia

Despite the humor of Pit Bull parents dressing their dogs up like other breeds or even other animals, the ban of these canines is...

Lion Dog Reunited With Owner After Legal Debacle

In case you haven't been following the news of this ongoing drama, "Charles the Monarch" a Labradoodle that was shaved down to look like...

Irish Politician Gets “Bitten” on Comments About “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

There has been a lot of controversy on certain dog breeds. You know the ones that always seem to have bad press swirling around...

Philly Says No to Selling Puppies in Pet Stores and Flea...

This is another breakthrough ordinance supporting better treatment of animals. Philadelphia joins over 140 towns and cities that have set up restrictions for the...

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Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...
Top 16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

16 Commands You Must Teach Your Dog After Adopting

You’ve made an excellent decision to adopt a homeless dog from your local animal shelter. However, when adopting a dog with an unknown history,...
A Dog for Personal Protection - 6 Things You Must Consider First

A Dog for Personal Protection: 6 Things You Must Consider First

We adopt dogs for many reasons: we may want companionship, a jogging partner, or someone else to take care of; we may be looking...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification - Everything You Need to Know

Canine Good Citizen Certification: Everything You Need to Know

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program provides a solid foundation of behavioral training for your dog, but it also comes with some unexpected additional...
Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World That Make a Difference

Top 45 Best Dog Rescues in the World

Top Dog Tips awards program recognizes The 45 World's Best Dog Rescues of 2019 for their dedication, accomplishments and the difference that they make.
15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

15 of My Personal Favorite Dog Food Recipes

We have hundreds of recipes published here on Top Dog Tips for dog owners looking to start cooking for their pets. However, with so...