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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.

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...

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.

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