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Rachael Leanny

Rachael Leanny
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Rachael is a writer living in Los Angeles and an alum of UNC Chapel Hill. She has been a pet owner since the age of three and began dog-walking in 2015. Her nine-year-old Pug and best pal, Ellie, is the queen of sassy faces, marathon naps, and begging.

Dental Gels for Dogs: What Are They and How to Use...

A dog's dental hygiene is important since problems arising from teeth, gums and bacteria in the mouth can develop into complex health issues that...

8 Items Dogs Choke On Most Often

Many things that your dog is interested in chewing can get stuck in their throat and choke them, harm their intestines, or lead to...

20 Things to Keep Dogs Warm in Winter

Whether your dog only goes outside for short walks or spends hours outdoors in the cold weather, there are some things to keep dogs...

6 Best Dog Coats for Winter

Some pet owners assume that using winter dog coats is a fashion thing because dogs have their own fur coats for warmth. However, that's...

8 Ways to Dog-Proof Your Home for Christmas

Dog owners, especially those with puppies, that wish for a lovely Christmas time need to ensure the safety of their young dogs. Christmas celebrations...

Is Your Dog Afraid of Stairs? Here’s How to Fix This...

Does your puppy or dog whine, cry, tuck their tail, and turn away when it comes to using a set of stairs? You're not...

How to Drain Anal Glands on Dogs

The anal glands on a dog are located on either side of its anus. The glands each contain a sac (located in the middle...

Are Stairs Bad for Dogs?

With some dogs and owners, indoor and outdoor stairs carry a notorious label. But are stairs bad for dogs at all times and should...

10 Signs of Puppy Scams (And How to Avoid Being Tricked)

Everybody agrees that adopting a rescue dog from a shelter is always more praiseworthy. But if you're set on buying a puppy of a...

Safe Outdoor Temperatures for Dogs

Sometimes it seems that our dogs don’t care about the seasons, climate or outside temperature. While we will be moody on a rainy day, our...

Zylkene for Dogs: What It Is and How to Use It...

Your dog's stress can be brought on by either a short term or a long term change. There are many ways to help your...

Is Salt Bad for Dogs? How Much Is Safe to Consume?

There are so many human foods that are not recommended for dogs, and processed foods that we're tempted to share with our pets are...

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