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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.

25 Fastest Dog Breeds On the Planet

While most people think of the Greyhound when thinking of Fastest Dog Breeds, there are other breeds that are also pretty quick. So whether you...

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...

35 Largest Dog Breeds in the World

There is something about a large dog that inspires many feelings inside people. Some people get a sense of cold fear, and others feel...

40 Most Incredible Mixed Breed Dogs

Mixed breed dogs are becoming more and more popular. It could be because mixed breeds are said to be more genetically healthy than full-breeds or...

Rescue Dog Care: Your First 30 Days

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for both yours and your new pet's needs. Rescuing a dog...

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

The jury is in; fresh food is better for your dog. Pet owners notice a difference in their dogs' overall health and well-being, but...

What to Do If Your Dog Has Dry Nose

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

13 Balanced Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Cooking for your dogs, when done right, can be very advantageous for the pet's health. With the number of recipes we have here, there's...

5 Cheap Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Cooking homemade dog food can be a healthier way to feed your pet than store-bought dog foods. There are a number of well-balanced, healthy,...

5 Homemade Crockpot Dog Food Recipes

The crockpot is an underrated kitchen appliance, but it's one of the best cooking tools in our household with two dogs. It allows me...

Homemade Dog Food for Bladder Stones, Recipes

Dogs can develop bladder stones or kidney stones the same way humans do. Kidney and bladder stones in dogs are very serious problems that will...

20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Homemade dog food has its pros and cons. This can be a great nutritional choice for dogs, but only when done right. If done...

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