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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

When you think of a feminine dog, you may have the image in your mind of a prissy little pooch riding around in a...

How to Tell Other Dog Owners They’re Doing Something Wrong

One of the great things about being a pet owner is knowing that there are other like-minded people out there who share the same...

How Much Organ Meat to Give Your Dog

Many dog owners who switched to raw feeding diet limit the amount of organ meat they give to dogs, but that might not be...

What Are Dog Years? (And How to Know How Old Your...

We all wonder at some point how old our dogs actually are. Everybody knows how old their pet is in human years, but that...

Homesteading for Dog Owners

Since people are becoming more aware of the harmful effects of mass production of meat and dairy, some of them are leaving behind the...

5 Homemade Dog Food for Sensitive Stomach Recipes

Caring for a dog with a sensitive stomach can be a challenge, especially since most commercial dog foods are likely to trigger health problems...

Indoors vs Outdoors: Where Your Dog Belongs and Why

While most dogs in the western society are considered pets to be kept indoors in general, the issue of indoors vs outdoors can still...

What to Do If Your Dog Has Dry Nose

A healthy dog's nose is naturally moist and cold but does a dry nose mean that your pet is sick? There are many factors that...

Holidays Gift Guide for Dog Owners

The holiday season is at the door and that means that it is time to get your gift shopping started. Buying a gift for...

How to Keep a Dog Safe and Calm During Grooming and...

Prevent your anxious dog from having a traumatic experience when he’s getting cleaned and groomed by following the below suggestions. Regular grooming and over cleanliness...

What Causes Dogs to Pant Excessively?

A dog’s heavy panting isn’t always a medical emergency; however, you should know how to check whether it's something that needs your attention and...

5 Raw Food Diet Trends and How Pet Owners Raw-Feed Their...

Despite health warnings and issues about raw meat feeding, there's a growing consumer interest, particularly among pet owners, for raw dog food diet. With constant...

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