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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 World’s Best Toy Dog Breeds

You have decided that a small dog is the best pet for you or your family situation. Are you afraid that you'll get a...

6 Quick Tips for Puppy-Proofing Your Home

It’s an exciting day. You've adopted and bringing home your new puppy. Regardless of whether your new dog is old or young, there are a...

How to Pick the Best Dog for You Based On Your...

You shouldn’t rush into getting a dog. When choosing a pup that is right for you and your environment, there are many things to consider. By...

Pokemon Go For Dogs: 7 Tips For Dog Owners Who Want...

If you have not yet heard about Pokémon Go, I would think you were living under a rock. Many people are praising the fitness...

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure –...

Veterinary care is one of the largest expenses that dog owners need to budget for. Many of us don't put a lot of thought...

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DOES PET INSURANCE COVER SURGERY? This may be one of the commonly asked questions of pet owners with beloved canines or felines who are about...
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Doesn't that dog shock collar hurts your animal, is a common question that an exponential number of pet lovers nowadays begin to repeat more often.  "It's...
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Excessive Barking in Dogs: How To Handle It?

Excessive barking in dogs is a pretty common thing most, if not some, dog owners have experienced at some point in caring for pups. Barking,...
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Dogs are wonderful pets, and bring many families a lot of joy.  If you live in an apartment and want to add a furry friend to...
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The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks in how...
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How to Clean Dog Vomit in Car in 6 Easy Steps!

As a car owner, the last thing you want in your car is the sight and smell of dog vomit. Dogs are great travel buddies,...
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Blind Dog Training – Is It Possible?

Blind dogs and cats are just as loving and affectionate as their sharp-sighted counterparts. While training one may seem difficult at first, it will become...