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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.

What’s Wrong With My Dog? The 5 Best Symptom Checkers Online

It's normal to be worried about your dog if you notice some changes in his health or behavior. If the issue doesn't appear urgent,...

Mud, Dirt, Debris and Dog Walking: 8 Tips for Keeping Things...

How many times have you come home from a walk with your dog and ended up cleaning mud or dirt from your floor or...

Indoor Dog Toilet for Winter: A Necessity or a Waste of...

Some dog owners choose to get an indoor dog toilet for their pets during the winter to spare them from going out into the...

10 Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy During the Day

If you’ve ever had a dog destroy your couch, bed or half your kitchen out of boredom, then you know how important it is...

9 Cons of Being a Dog Owner (And Why It’s Still...

Even being the biggest fans of dogs doesn’t mean that owners are blind to some of the drawback of pet ownership. Having a dog...

8 Dangers of Leaving Your Dog Home Alone for Long

Dogs are social animals, but some owners forget to stop and think how important it is for our four-legged friends to be around us....

How to Get Your Dog to Sleep on a Dog Bed

If you enjoy having your pooch sleep together with you on your bed, there's nothing wrong with that. But many dog owners complain about...

Your Dog Doesn’t Like Kids? 5 Things You Can Do

Why don’t some dogs like children? I can reassure you right away, your dog doesn't have a hidden agenda to hate on kids. Aside...

10 Effective Ways to Naturally Boost Your Dog’s Health

There's nothing we want more than a long life and good health for our pet dog. But since animals can't look after their health...

5 Tips on How to Get Dog Pee Out of Mattress

One of the more essential techniques you'll quickly learn as a new puppy owner is how to get dog pee out of mattress. Everyone...

What Not to Feed Your Dogs on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday most famous for the abundance of food and a lot of tasty dishes made for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It's...

7 Things That Many Dog Owners Do But Shouldn’t

We all adore our pets, and because we love them so much we sometimes choose to ignore, or don’t notice the ways we negatively...

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If you're not familiar with the condition, the Cushing's Disease in dogs affects the endocrine system of the animal. This condition is most prevalent in...
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While it may be remarkably cute for a dog to be scratching his floppy ear with a look of relief-induced bliss on its face,...
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Dog Scared of Cat? Here’s What You Can Do

It’s no secret that dogs and cats often do not get along. You’ve probably heard the expression “getting along like cats and dogs” for...
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Dog Scared of Fireworks? 7 Things You Can Do to Help

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4 Reasons Why and When Dog Parks Can Be Dangerous

Enjoying summer with your pooch in a dog park while he runs around freely can be fun, and it's also be a great way...
The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

The Complete Guide on Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Each year approximately 8,000 to 10,000 dogs are diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Most frequently seen in large and giant breed dogs, this aggressive bone cancer...