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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 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Pet owners know that homemade dog food can be a great nutritional choice for their canines when done right. If done incorrectly, however, it...

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...

10 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Bladder Stones

Dogs can develop this condition the same way humans do. Kidney and bladder stones in dogs is a very serious problem that will be painful...

7 Essential Homemade Dog Food Supplements

A healthy homemade dog food diet doesn’t mean including meat and veggies alone, even if most online recipes focus just on that. To make...

20 Best Swimming Dog Breeds

Most people know that Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers are great at swimming, but that's likely because these are some of the most popular...

5 Homemade Crockpot Dog Food Recipes

The crockpot is an underrated kitchen appliance. But in my own home, it's one of the best cooking tools for several reasons. Most importantly...

30 Smallest Dog Breeds in the World

Many potential pet parents look for small breeds because they are easier to travel with and are usually great for smaller yards and/or apartment life. The smallest dog breeds in the world won't be the right fit for every family, but they be a good choice for you if you're looking for a little companion.

13 Balanced Homemade Dog Food Recipes

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

13 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Small Dogs

When searching for homemade dog food recipes online, you will often come across large meal ideas that have to be cooked in a gumbo...

25 Escape Artist Dog Breeds That Are Good at Running Away

Some dogs seem to be descendants of Houdini. Every time their owner thinks they have fixed the escape route, the pup just finds another...

3 Dog Food Recipes (And 1 Dessert) for Different Life Stages

Our dogs have different nutritional needs at different stages of life. Vets explain and science shows how crucial it is to adjust your dog's...

5 Nutritious Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

Some dogs eventually get tired of their old bland dry kibble, which might be one of the reasons why your pooch won't eat. Refusing...

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These some of the most important things to bring with you if you’re going camping with your furry best friend. If you're yet to try...
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Kids vs Dogs: Differences and Similarities in Raising Them

As a devoted pet parent, you have likely made the comparison of pet parenthood to being a human parent. You have also likely heard...
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20 Pros, Cons and Myths About Homemade Dog Foods

Pet owners know that homemade dog food can be a great nutritional choice for their canines when done right. If done incorrectly, however, it...
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If your dog suffers from itchy skin, your veterinarian may have suggested a "diet trial" or "elimination diet" using hypoallergenic dog food as the most...