From biohacking to nootropics, the world is full of people trying to optimize their physical and mental performance. People spend a lot of time and money trying to “hack” their way to health. But did you know that as a cat owner, your life is already being enhanced a ton of different ways, just by having a cat around? If you’re looking for more happiness and a healthier (and longer!) life, here’s why you need to consider letting a cat into your life. Sleep Better, Stress Less Because life today is mainly conducted 24/7, increasingly people are finding it hard to get a [...]
As the weather warms up, many dog parents may find themselves contending with watery eyes, a congested nose and itchy skin: classic signs of seasonal allergies. But what you might not know is that dogs can suffer from both seasonal and food allergies, just like humans can. Allergies are a chronic disease that occurs when the body’s immune system—whether human or canine—sees a common substance as harmful and overreacts to it. Main categories of allergens (or the substances that trigger the allergic reaction) include food, pollen, medicine, insect bites and stings and both biological and synthetic materials (such as latex [...]
Most people prefer purebreds, and sure, these dogs have their charms. But, do you know what happens when you mix two breeds of dog together? A mutt, yes! A beautiful, cute mutt that will melt your heart away. They might not be as “luxurious” (if you think about dogs this way) as purebred dogs, but mixed-breed ones get the best of both, which make them some of the loveliest house pets there is out there. Don’t believe me? Look at our selection of the top 5 cutest mixed breed dogs and tell us if you still don’t think they’re the [...]
Instead of choosing and adopting a pet on a whim, you should put in plenty of preparation. Before choosing a pet, research the pros and cons of different species and breeds.
It is unfortunate to see your dog in pain. Isn’t it? Even though you take care of the dog carefully, arthritis and joint pain can strike at any moment. Nowadays, 1 in 5 dogs has arthritis where the deterioration of ligaments and cartilage between bones occur. Arthritis can affect your young pups too. So, it is important to notice your dog every time especially if it has stopped running around and jumping onto the heights like they used to. It can be a warning sign of joint pain. When it comes to relieving the pain, a “big gun” pharmaceutical will [...]
5 Dog Grooming Tips That Every Dog Owner Should Know To be able to groom your dog efficiently, it is primarily essential to know and understand the whole process and keep the equipment at hand. It is also important to remember that grooming your dog regularly will not only add to its aesthetic appeal but also keep it healthy and happy. If your dog’s coat is left unclean, there could be pest infestations that involve a whole lot of trouble. The first step in the grooming process is to know the breed of your dog and find out its exact requirements. Listed below [...]
Written by Samantha Randall – Editor-in-Chief at Top Dog Tips The main reason why dogs are rehomed or end up in shelters is due to destructive behavior. It’s no surprise that owners can become very frustrated when their dogs start chewing furniture, destroying belongings, barking incessantly, and engaging in other destructive behaviors. But this behavior is rooted in causes that can be easy to fix if you dig a little deeper. Here are the most common reasons for destructive behavior in dogs and what to do about them: Separation Anxiety Dogs with separation anxiety may start acting out or acting destructively as soon [...]
Your dog shows you so much love and is always there for you. Each one of us dog owners wants to return the favor, so we shower them with treats and toys. Take it a step further by building your furry friend a cozy home, with your own two hands. Whether you make it from scratch or repurpose an old item, you can customize a DIY dog bed to fit your pup’s personality! There are tons of ideas out there; here are a few popular ideas that almost anyone can do!
3 Cool Dog Gadgets To Give Your Home A Futuristic Look This is the 21st century. It is certainly a different world today. According to American pet products association, Americans pet spending has reached $63 billion the last year (2016). These days technology and gadgets aren’t just for humans, there are hundreds of amazing high-tech tools out there for puppy lovers. With this new technology, we the pet owners can maintain our busy lives well while making sure that our dogs are not feeling alone. With something for everyone, here are the three high-tech dog gadgets that can help improve [...]