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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...

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...

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Walk Dogs for Money- How Much You Can Earn and How to Start

Walk Dogs for Money: How Much You Can Earn and How...

Dog walking is considered an income hobby for some, while others view it as a legitimate job or even a career. Whatever your views...
10 Best Multivitamin Supplements for Dogs

10 Best Multivitamin Supplements for Dogs

There is a wide variety of vitamins designed to support one specific part of your dog’s body and health, but if you are looking...
How Much Does It Cost to Spay a Dog?

How Much Does It Cost to Spay a Dog?

Spaying or neutering a dog is a big part of being a responsible owner since it can prevent overpopulation and keep your dog healthier....
7 Best Dog-Friendly Home Insurance Companies

7 Best Dog-Friendly Home Insurance Companies

Finding the right home insurance can be difficult if you are a dog owner, which is a bit surprising considering how many Americans own...
13 Great Books for Homemade Dog Food Beginners

13 Great Books for Homemade Dog Food Beginners

If you’re like me, you like having a book to hold in the kitchen. Videos and websites are great, but when I am working...
homemade dog food beef stew

15 Great Homemade Dog Food Recipe Sites

So you have done your research, looked at the pros and cons, and made your decision. You are ready to start cooking for your...
How to Prepare Your Apartment Before Bringing Home Your First Dog

How to Prepare Your Apartment Before Bringing Home Your First Dog

Dogs are wonderful pets, and bring many families a lot of joy. If you live in an apartment and want to add a furry...
Best Things for Dogs to Chew On

Best Things for Dogs to Chew On (Store Bought and Home...

Nearly every dog you cared for or will in the future is going to chew, particularly as a puppy. It's a rite of passage...
9 Upsetting Truths About Dogs in Laboratory Experiments

9 Upsetting Truths About Dogs in Laboratory Experiments

Most dog lovers treat their pets as part of the family but in many laboratories around the world, there are dogs that badly are...
5 Things You Learn Running a Pets Website

5 Things You Learn Running a Pets Website

A lot of pet owners dream about devoting their lives to doing something that they truly love. One of the ways to make the...