FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is NextGen Dog and what do we do?
2. Why should I trust NextGen Dog’s articles?
3. What sources are used for editorials on this site?
4. Are your reviews completely unbiased?
5. What other content might I enjoy on this site?
6. Is this website selling anything?
7. How can I find the content that I need?
8. I have an interesting article. Can I contribute?
9. What if I spot a mistake or misinformation in your articles?
10. Science-based or evidence-based medicine?

 

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is NextGen Dog and what do we do?

NextGen Dog is a modern approach to information on dog health. The website was established in June 2019 with the aim to provide the most accurate and factual data based on scientifically proven facts – all in plain, simple English. Our goal is to disprove some of the misinformation that’s freely available online and provide interesting articles based on scientific evidence whenever that is possible.

While we do occasionally invite academics from related fields to write for NGD, our editorial staff staff mostly consists of freelancers and veterinary, natural science degree graduates and simply enthusiasts who are passionate about keeping our animals healthy and making sure that pet owners are well informed. To read more about NGD, visit our About Us page.

2. Why should I trust NextGen Dog’s articles?

Canines’ health is of utmost importance to us, and so is your trust. Therefore, most featured, extensive health related articles on NextGenDog.com are based on evidence from medical studies and research papers rather than theories and hypothesis. We try to do our best to break down every study referenced in the article as critically as it is possible, while also taking an impartial stance and providing information from different points of view. To read more on our values and how we read medical studies, please visit Our Philosophy page.

All the data on this site is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be perceived as medical advice. Please always verify sources, seek a second opinion and use your own best judgement. Remember to consult with your veterinarian before providing your pet with any kind of medical attention.

3. What sources are used for editorials on this site?

Every article, every dog and every case is different; however, this site is making sure to use only the most trusted and proven sources whenever that is possible. We reference our information with US national libraries of medicine like PubMed and similar other ones that provide free or paid access to NLM, MEDLINE and other databases of indexed citations and abstracts of veterinary care and other pre-clinical science journal articles.

4. Are your reviews completely unbiased?

Yes. Every review on NextGen Dog is written 100% impartially and critically based on currently available medical facts and veterinary advice. We always encourage our readers to confirm the information outside of this site on other trusted sources before making any purchases (or disregarding the item) based on our opinion.

5. What other content might I enjoy on this site?

Besides the editorials on which we work very hard, we also keep you updated with canine science news that include the most recent cynology research. However, we do understand that reading dog health advice can get tiring, and that’s why you might want to try our evidence-based tips that include interesting and useful lists of tips and general observations in regard to dog ownership.

6. Is this website selling anything?

No. NextGenDog is designed strictly for informational purposes. We write whatever we feel is truthful, review a variety of dog health related products in order to inform pet owners of potential dangers or benefits, but we DO NOT sell anything on this website, nor are we associated or sponsored by any of the manufacturers of dog products.

7. How can I find the content that I need?

For more recent articles, see our homepage which is updated daily. If you’re looking for a certain article or information on a specific topic, you can use our search function at the top right part of the menu bar above. In addition, check out website’s sitemap for a list of all published content on NextGenDog.com since day one.

8. I have an interesting article. Can I contribute?

Of course! We’re always looking for other enthusiasts who wish to provide interesting general information for current or future pet owners. Please visit our Contact Us page to get in touch, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. As proponents of science, we especially welcome academics, whether practicing or not, and students who are looking to get into the field of veterinary, natural sciences and similar.

9. What if I spot a mistake or misinformation in your articles?

We take pride in our work of delivering the most accurate information and strive to keep it this way. If you noticed a mistake in the article, a broken link, misinformation, inaccurate referencing, contradictory studies or anything that doesn’t make sense to you or seems to be plainly false or impartial, please let us know ASAP using the Contact Us page. Your help is greatly appreciated!

10. Science-based or evidence-based medicine?

Science-based medicine (SBM) is a more recent concept than the old evidence-based medicine (EBM), and is a improvement in terms of accuracy and reliability. This topic would require a separate article to explain the differences between the two, but in short, EBM can sometimes be used in order to twist the results for a more favorable outcome, which dishonest quack “scientists” love to do. This, however, will not apply in this site’s case, and we use both concepts on NGD to present our information as factual.