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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 help...

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?

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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10 Best Utility Dog Breeds

The Kennel Club, the first acknowledged kennel club in history, currently recognizes 222 dog breeds categorized into seven groups. Can you tell which of those...
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Alaskan Malamute Dog Breed Profile

In this blog, we'll tackle everything you'll need to know about the Alaskan Malamute dog breed. These dogs are smart, loyal, and very affectionate. This...
3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Staph Infection in Dogs

3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Staph Infection in Dogs

A staph infection is a type of infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Staph infection in dogs is as common as it is in...
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Maine Pet Stores, Dog Parks, Grooming, And More

Are you planning to move to a new state or an unfamiliar place? Well, that can be challenging, especially for pet owners. If you're moving...
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Scottish Terrier Dog Breed Profile

For small but independent dogs, we present you with the Scottish Terrier dog breed. Get ready because these dogs are stubborn and sensitive to...
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Common Health Problems for Large Breed Dogs

Many affectionately call large and giant breed dogs the world's gentle giants, making loyal and loving companions. A few large and giant breeds are known...
Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When You Scratch Their Belly

Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When You Scratch Their Belly?

Have you ever wondered why your dog kicks his leg when you scratch that sweet spot under his chin or on his belly? Dogs are funny creatures, and this is one of their most well-known comical traits. Are they ticklish? Is it just a random reflex? I’m sharing the science behind the question of why do dogs kick their leg when you scratch their belly, and the answer might surprise you!
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The Ultimate Dog Show Guide

  A dog show is commonly called a conformation event, intended to evaluate and assess the breeding stock of different dogs. The size of the event...

Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Care?

How often have you stopped your pet from putting something in its mouth? Our guess is “countless”! Pets tend to explore everything orally—from a new...
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Pekingese Dog Breed Profile

Are you looking for a miniature toy breed that is neither aloof nor clingy to keep you company? Do you want to learn more about...