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Amy Downs

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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.

30 Healthiest Dog Breeds That Live the Longest

Ask any dog lover and they'll tell you that the only bad part of owning a pet is that they don't live as long...

25 Most Travel Friendly Dog Breeds

Do you love to travel? Do you have to travel frequently for work? Do you enjoy going on adventures at the drop of a hat? If...

15 Popular Teacup Dog Breeds

Teacup dog breeds are the smallest of the small. People love them because they retain that cute puppy size their whole lives. If you...

7 Tips on How to Be a Successful Dog Walker

Maybe you are a student and need a part-time job. Maybe you just need a little extra income in addition to your main job....

20 Best Short Hair Dog Breeds That are Easy to Groom

Many people prefer short haired dogs because they are easier to groom and bathe. But, when it comes to the best short hair dog breeds, they...

20 World’s Best Toy Dog Breeds

You have decided that a small dog is the best pet for you or your family situation. Are you afraid that you'll get a...

6 Safety Tips for Cutting Dog’s Nails at Home

Is your dog making annoying clicking noises everywhere he walks? Does it seem like he is having pain when walking? It may be time...

6 Must-Know Tips for Making Your Own Homemade Dog Food

The jury is in; fresh food is better for your dog. Not only do pet owners notice a difference in their dogs' overall health and...

5 Tips on How to Reduce Shedding in Dogs

you wake up in the morning and walk to your kitchen. Your dog's hairballs roll by like tumbleweeds from the Western movie you watched...

6 Quick Tips for Puppy-Proofing Your Home

It’s an exciting day. You've adopted and bringing home your new puppy. Regardless of whether your new dog is old or young, there are a...

7 Tips on How to Prepare for Your Dog’s Pregnancy

While it is not as difficult as preparing for your own pregnancy, there are steps that you should take to prepare for your dog’s...

How to Pick the Best Dog for You Based On Your...

You shouldn’t rush into getting a dog. When choosing a pup that is right for you and your environment, there are many things to consider. By...

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The raw food diet for dogs has gained a lot of attention in the last few years. As pet owners seek healthier diets for...

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30 Healthiest Dog Breeds That Live the Longest

Ask any dog lover and they'll tell you that the only bad part of owning a pet is that they don't live as long...

Best Dog Food for Poodles: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Poodles are one of the most diverse dog breeds out there, which is why it is so important to find the best dog food for...

4 Dog Breeds That Require the Most Care, Maintenance and Money

Bringing a new canine companion into your home is a big decision and one that should be met with careful consideration. After all, your...

25 Most Travel Friendly Dog Breeds

Do you love to travel? Do you have to travel frequently for work? Do you enjoy going on adventures at the drop of a hat? If...