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Jennica Johnson, MSc

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Jennica has a degree in clinical psychology and has many years of experience as a staff writer for different scientific publications, both online and print. She's an avid writer with an interest in exploring the relationship between humans and dogs using scientific research.

Dog Neutering or Spaying A Dog: Pros and Cons (Backed by...

You probably think about neutering or spaying your dog, but you're not sure if this is a good idea. Know that you're not alone in...

10 Signs of Rabies in Dogs and Three Prominent Stages

Rabies is a deadly preventable virus with almost 100% fatal outcomes in most cases (1). If your dog becomes infected with rabies, there is little...

20+ Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog

A dog's mental stimulation is any activity that stimulates, activates or enriches a dog’s brain and thus their mental well-being. There are countless activities...

4 Ways Dog Ownership Makes People Happy (Based on Research)

Many cultures have their own theories and explanations for the sacred bond between humans and animals, especially the bond between humans and dogs. Dogs...

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Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When You Scratch Their Belly

Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When You Scratch Their Belly?

Have you ever wondered why your dog kicks his leg when you scratch that sweet spot under his chin or on his belly? Dogs are funny creatures, and this is one of their most well-known comical traits. Are they ticklish? Is it just a random reflex? I’m sharing the science behind the question of why do dogs kick their leg when you scratch their belly, and the answer might surprise you!
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The Ultimate Dog Show Guide

  A dog show is commonly called a conformation event, intended to evaluate and assess the breeding stock of different dogs. The size of the event...

Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Care?

How often have you stopped your pet from putting something in its mouth? Our guess is “countless”! Pets tend to explore everything orally—from a new...
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Pekingese Dog Breed Profile

Are you looking for a miniature toy breed that is neither aloof nor clingy to keep you company? Do you want to learn more about...
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English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

The English Cocker Spaniel dog breed is an adorable pooch with a charming character and alluring good looks. Learn more about living with this...

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A dream backyard for the dog isn’t about you concocting weird and crazy expensive playgrounds; it’s about working towards addressing the needs and wants...
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5 Embarrassing Dog Health Concerns

As a dog parent, you are going to experience more than a few situations that leave you blushing. Some of these are over no sooner...
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How to Make Homemade Pet-Friendly Cleaners

Take a look at the cleaning products underneath your kitchen sink or in your bathroom closet. Read the label. Aside from water, you probably can't pronounce...
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Foamy Dog Poop: Should You Be Worried?

Did you know that you can tell the status of your dog's health through their poop? If you've noticed that your dog is defecating foamy...
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Dog Dementia Diet: Nutrition For Dogs with Dementia

Puppies need a lot of stimulation and attention. As they age, maintaining their cognitive health is just as or more important than ever. And...