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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 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...

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...

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...

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We all know some interesting facts about our furry pals - they have wet noses, are severely allergic to chocolate, and communicate mostly through...
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A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

A Dog Haircut Your Pooch Deserves

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