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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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Bone Broth for Dogs: A Pet Owner’s Staple

Bone broth today has become one of the most popular foods to feed our dogs, especially in recent years since us owners have become...

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There are many benefits to spaying your dog. With this procedure done, you won't have to worry about your pooch going into heat every...
Dog Feeding Schedule - What Owner’s Must Know

Dog Feeding Schedule: Why It’s Important and How to Do It

Much like human children, domesticated dogs rely and depend on their human-owners that take care for them to create and maintain a feeding schedule...
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6 Advanced Dog Tricks You Have to Try

Teaching your dog tricks is a very interesting experience, where you need to use your creativity and try to think like your pet in...
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The Pros and Cons of Fresh Dog Food

There are many benefits to feeding your pup fresh dog food, but you should carefully consider the downside before you make the switch or...
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The term “hypoallergenic dog” is by now known as a mainstream description of dogs that are less likely to cause allergic reactions in people...
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Dog Pyometra: What Owners Must Know

What dog pyometra is, it's a bacterial infection that results in an abscessed, pus-filled uterus that occurs in female dogs that have not been...
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Yes - much like the humans, dogs have different blood types. In fact, dogs have even more blood types than humans do. Knowing a...
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4 Reasons Why Your Dog’s Stomach is Hard and What to...

When your dog’s stomach swells or hardens, there may be a serious cause for concern, or it may just be a case of your...