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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.

17 Tax Deductions for Dog Owners

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

19 Controversies Surrounding the Pet Food Industry [Infographic]

The last decade hasn’t been easy for pet owners. There’s been so many controversies surrounding the entire pet food industry that it’s hard to...

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