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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.

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...

35 Largest and Biggest Dog Breeds in the World

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

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 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...

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...

5 Homemade Wet Dog Food Recipes

Some dogs get tired of their old bland dry kibble and won't eat it. Refusing food is common among dogs that do not feel...

12 Homemade Dog Food Recipes for Dogs with Allergies

When commercial kibble won't cut it anymore, many owners are turning to homemade dog food for allergies recipes to help their canines that suffer...

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