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Jennifer Niskanen

Jennifer Niskanen
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Jennifer is a professional writer from Ontario with published work in newspapers and magazines all over the world. Now caring for two rescues, her biggest passion is dog care and nutrition, and uncovering the truths about the pet industry and products we use with our pets.

4 Dangerous Ingredients Used in Dog Foods

Dog food can cost a pretty penny. While some pet owners may associate higher cost of pet food with higher quality dog food ingredients,...

17 Tax Deductions for Pet Owners

Most of us love our dogs like children but the law doesn't recognize them as such, and we can't claim them as dependents on...

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