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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.

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...

10 of the Cutest Dog Thanksgiving Cards

Showing appreciation for your family and friends is what Thanksgiving is all about, and one of the most popular ways to show affection to...

25 Delicious Homemade Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Dogs

Not everything on your Thanksgiving table is safe to feed to your dog. Added sugar, fat, and other ingredients that may not be good...

Senior Dog Adoption: Should You Be Worried?

Adopting a dog is rarely a decision to be made lightly because it means taking on a great responsibility of caring for another being....

How to Make a Dog Crate Look Like Furniture

A dog crate can be a beneficial and even a necessary tool for pet owners. However, most dog crates aren’t very attractive or at...

How Social Media Helps to Adopt Dogs

Did you know that the number one cause of death among healthy dogs and cats in the U.S. is euthanasia? The sad truth is,...

5 Oils That are Good for Your Dog

Have you ever noticed that your dog’s fur isn’t as lustrous as some other dogs' fur is? It seems dull and maybe there's dandruff...

Reactive Dogs: 5 Things You Need to Know

Bringing a new dog into your home isn’t a problem-free process. Canines aren’t one-size-fits-all creatures. Each is unique in their own way, from their...

5 Best Dog Games for Kids

As humans we love to nurture and watch things grow. Whether it’s a baby, a garden, or a pet, we all have a natural...

5 Most Effective Ways 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...

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