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Kelly Pebworth

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Kelly works as a veterinary technician in Austin, TX as well as regular animal rescue volunteer. She's been an animal lover and dog owner since childhood, and has worked in different dog related fields over the last twenty years. Currently she lives with three dogs and a cat.

Dog Anal Glands Problems: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

W hile dog anal gland problems are usually not life-threatening, they are relatively common, except for anal gland cancer. Sadly, when untreated, they can affect your...

What Human Food Can Dogs Eat?

It's tempting to give your pooch table scraps from your plate, especially when it's hard to resist the dog's begging eyes, but you know...

7 Most Common Health Problems of Senior Dogs

As your dog grows older, there are many conditions that he will become more prone to. Knowing of most common senior dog health problems can help...

What Does a Tick Look Like on a Dog?

Ticks are a common problem for dogs and their owners, especially when your pet spends a lot of time outside, running in tall grass. While there...

False Pregnancy in Dogs (Pseudocyesis): How To Identify, Causes, Treatment, and...

Here's the situation: you have a female dog that isn't spayed. She hasn't had any unsupervised contact with uncastrated male dogs. She hasn't left your sight...

Muscle Relaxers for Dogs: What They Are and When to Use...

Just like us, dogs sometimes have to deal with pain, and anything that can subside it helps. Most commonly, your dog will suffer from pain...

Fecal Test for Dogs: What It Is, Costs, and More

A fecal test for dogs (stool sample) is a standard way of testing the feces content in veterinary clinics, which can tell you a...

14 Reasons Your Dog Is Drinking a Lot of Water

If you notice your dog drinking a lot of water, several reasons may cause this. Approximate estimates of how much water a dog should drink...

15 Dog Pregnancy & Whelping Tips for Beginners

You're expecting puppies; how exciting! A dog giving birth is a beautiful experience. Whelping is a term that covers the entire process of birthing puppies, from...

What and How to Feed Pregnant and Nursing Dogs

Pregnant dogs require a lot of care and attention. One of the most crucial aspects to focus on is your pregnant dog's diet. But what do...

How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin?

Diabetes in dogs is one of those chronic diseases that can be managed with certain precautions and drugs, particularly insulin. Insulin goes a long way...

Dog Coughing and Gagging? What It Means and What You Can...

Just like in humans, dog coughing and gagging is their body's natural way of responding to the irritants or abnormalities in their airways. Gagging or...

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4 Tips & Tricks for Navigating Peak Flea and Tick Season

Here it comes... the dreaded peak flea and tick season. For us pet owners, while we love those sunny beach trips and walking in the...
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Have Pet, Will Travel: Guide to Spring or Summer Trips with...

In Partnership with Merck Animal Health In my opinion, there's no better time to travel with your pet than in either spring or summer. The weather's...
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Can I Afford A Dog?

Owning a pet is expensive. It’s more than just planning for food and toys. If you’ve been asking yourself, can I afford a dog, here is everything you need to know. A big part of being a responsible pet owner is preparing for the endeavor financially. Creating a consistent budget can help you plan for routine expenses like food, treats and toys, as well as unexpected expenses like vet visits in the event of an emergency. Asking the question can I afford a dog is a very responsible thing to do. Many pet owners don’t plan a budget before adopting a dog, and that can get you into a lot of trouble.
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How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
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Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
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Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

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Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...