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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...

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...

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...

20 Proven Health Benefits of Having a Dog

Once in a while, you might catch a headline on the news citing the reasons everyone should adopt a pet and some of the...

Dog DNA Tests Not Always Accurate for Pet Health Decisions, Scientists...

Genetic testing has become a valuable tool in the health industry for humans but it's still in its infancy stages for testing dogs. There is...

New Study Explains Detection Dog Errors in Sniffing Poop

Did you know that there are dogs working to specifically save wildlife? They’ve been helping conservation sites in over two decades now, and a...

How Dog Food and Water Bowls are Making Pets Sick

New data shows that your dog's water bowl might be filled with germs that may negatively impact your pup's health. The first thing we purchase...

Raw Diets for Dogs Have Health Benefits, New Study Suggests

There’s a never-ending debate about the nutritional benefits and dangers of raw food for dogs, but a new study has finally added another point...

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The 15 Ways to Prepare for Last Days of Your Dying Dog

15 Ways to Prepare for Last Days of Your Dying Dog

Losing a loved one is never easy and the fact that it's a pet doesn’t make it any different. Knowing that the end is...
20 Pros Cons Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Homemade dog food has its pros and cons. This can be a great nutritional choice for dogs, but only when done right. If done...
15 Best Police Dog Breeds in the US

15 Most Popular Police Dog Breeds

Dogs have been used in law enforcement and police work going as far back as the 5th Century. Modern K9 officers are trained for...
Nasal Discharge in Dogs - Causes and Treatment

Nasal Discharge in Dogs: 11 Causes and Treatments

Nasal discharge in dogs can be a condition that means absolutely nothing. On the other hand, it can be accompanied by other symptoms like...
14 Best IKEA Dog Furniture Pieces and Other Items

14 Best IKEA Dog Furniture and Pet Supplies

It's only recently that the world’s favorite affordable flatpack furniture store IKEA began carrying pet-specific furniture, and a collective sigh of relief could be...
Top 40 Reputable Dog Breeders in USA

40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the U.S. (2020)

Finding reputable dog breeders is challenging because of how popular and lucrative the dog breeding industry has become, resulting in many places to choose...
Alexa Skills for Dog Owners - 16 Ways It Can Help You Be a Better Owner

16 Alexa Skills to Be a Better Dog Owner

If you have Amazon Alexa in your home, you already know her many useful applications. What some may not know is that there are...
Tips on How to Feed Dogs With Sensitive Skin

How to Feed Dogs with Sensitive Skin

Dogs with sensitive skin are very common. Causes for this condition are numerous, and it often results in skin irritation and excessive itching. Dealing...
11 Stomach Problems in Dogs - How to Prevent and Treat Them

11 Stomach Problems in Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Gastrointestinal and stomach problems in dogs are common. They can be mild and barely noticeable or extremely serious and life-threatening. Most dog owners will...
101 Unique Gifts for Dog Lovers for Any Occasion

101 Unique Gifts for Dog Owners

Choosing the right gift for a person you care for is not always easy. Fortunately, if you are shopping for gifts for dog owners,...