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30 Healthiest and Longest Living Dog Breeds

Ask any dog lover and they'll tell you that the only bad part of owning a pet is that they don't live as long...

Kennel Cough in Dogs: 9 Treatments Kennel Cough in Dogs (Based...

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...

1000 Most Cool Dog Names

You've adopted a dog and it's now time to name your pup. If you're looking for cool dog names, we've got a huge list...

Using Dairy Products in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you follow homemade dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips, it's likely you've seen some of those to recommend dairy products in...

TOP #32: Is Homemade Dog Food As Healthy As We Think...

Homemade dog food diets are becoming very popular these days. But is homemade food for dogs always as healthy as we think it is?

Do Dogs Like Music?

Dogs react to unfamiliar noise: thunder causes a fearful response, where the sound of a siren brings out a howl. One recommended way to...

Swimmer Puppy Syndrome: How to Help Your Dog

Swimmer puppy syndrome - also known as swimmers syndrome in dogs, swimming-puppy syndrome, twisted legs, turtle pup, and flat-puppy syndrome - is a very...

The Science and Psychology of Dog Language

Nearly all dog owners talk to their pets, but how much meaning do the dogs absorb? Certainly dogs understand how to follow commands we’ve...

10 Reasons to Give Your Dog Probiotics (Based on Science)

The term “probiotic” is a catch-all for the substance that stimulates “friendly” gut-dwelling microbes found in both humans and animals (1). These microscopic yet...

How and Why Pet Ownership Costs Continue to Rise

If you are a lifelong pet parent, then you have no doubt noticed the continued rise in pet care costs. Lifelong dog care expenses...

Small Dogs Lie About Their Size, Study Says (and 5 More...

There's new research showing that dogs, our most trusted companion, apparently tend to lie to other dogs and are very capable of deception. A...

Dogs Love You More When You Smile, Science Says

Apparently, your smile has a bewitching effect on your dog and a dog's brain lights up actively when they see you flash that happy...

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Dogs Good for Hot Weather

While dogs are naturally adaptable companions, the climate you live in can significantly influence how comfortable your dog is daily. The best dogs for hot...

What Vaccines Does My Dog Need for Boarding?

Regardless of how much you love spending time with your dog, there will come a time when you’ll have to leave them behind. There are...
Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool in Summer

7 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool in Summer

We're in the midst of another beautiful summer. For most of us, it's our favorite time of the year. For others, the sun and...
Top 12 Dog Food Made in USA

12 Best Dog Foods Actually Made in the USA

Not all "Made in USA" dog foods are actually that, so finding good dog food can be hard. You need to know where food...
Dog Hiking Gear Must-Haves - What You Need When Hiking with Dogs

Dog Hiking Gear Must-Haves: What You Need When Hiking with Dogs

So you’ve decided to take your dog out for a journey in the great outdoors. There’s a three-day weekend coming up and the weather...
Top 50 Best Dog Harness for Walking

Top 50 Best Dog Harnesses

Dog harness can be the perfect tool for maintaining full control of your dog while walking. Depending on your dog’s needs, the right harness...
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Housebreaking How-To’s: Grass Litter Boxes vs Housebreaking Training Pads

Doggy housebreaking, the favorite part of every new pet parent. No, not really. If you have ever tried housebreaking a puppy, you'll know that...
Best Dog Flea Treatments and Prevention

10 Best Dog Flea Treatments and Preventions That Work

It's not always easy to get rid of fleas on a dog, but with the advancement in all different types of commercial products, pet...
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How To Make Homemade Dog Food: An Instructional Video Guide

A lot of pet parents are overwhelmed at the thought of cooking for their dog. It is a lot of work, and it can...
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What to Expect in Dog Boarding: A Complete Guide

The date has been set—you're going on a trip with friends and family! But hold up. Who's gonna take care of the dog? This is...