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The Ultimate List of Toxic and Safe Plants, Seeds for Dogs

The idea of gardening when you have a dog can be daunting. Even if you do not garden but have plants around, not only...

Why Add Garlic to Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you read and try Samantha's homemade dog food recipes from Top Dog Tips, you may have noticed that some of them contain garlic,...

Adding Nuts to Homemade Dog Food Recipes

If you follow our home cooked dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips, you've noticed that sometimes we include nuts in the ingredients...

Using Salt in Homemade Dog Food Meals

Those of you reading my homemade dog food recipes here on Top Dog Tips will sometimes email me, asking why do I use salt....

27 Unsafe Human Medications for Dogs

There's some human medicine that is safe to give dogs under veterinary supervision. However, there are far more medications that are toxic to pets....

7 Pet Food Toxins Causing Most Dog Food Recalls: A Science-based...

Toxins have featured prominently in pet food recalls over the past few decades. In this article, we’re taking a science-based look at some of...

TOP #108: Is Blue-Green Algae Toxic for Dogs?

In this podcast, we're talking about blue-green algae and how toxic it is for dogs, how to avoid it, spot the signs and what to do if your dog ingests it.

Can Dogs Eat Ice Cream?

It is natural to want to share this delicious treat with your canine companion. But because some dogs are lactose intolerant, and because of...

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Chocolate

Most dog owners are aware that chocolate can be toxic to dogs. However, even with all the necessary precautions, our pets sometimes find a...

5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Foods and Pet Products

As pet parents, we do everything we can to provide our pets with products that are healthy for them, or at least products that...

FDA Warns Flea and Tick Meds Can Cause Seizures in Dogs

Weaker dogs with a history of epilepsy are susceptible to the strong side effects of chemicals in flea and tick medication, and may go...

6 Cleaning Products That May Be Poisoning Your Dog

A lot of familiar and commonly used household items and particularly cleaning products contain ingredients that can harm your dog. The chemicals in these...

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