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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.

15 Most Common Dog Myths Debunked

There are many fascinating dog myths and facts out there - some true, some false. These myths have been passed down by generations of...

8 Ways to Make Your Dog and Cat Get Along

A household with multiple pets can be a challenging feat, especially if they are different species. Cats and dogs notoriously don’t get along, but...

15 Sad Facts About Homeless Pets

The internet is full of sad homeless pets stories like the one of Al and Oolu. Al Ritch found the senior dog Oolu lost...

7 Tips to Help You Cope with a Loss of a...

Adopting a dog changes your life forever. Over the course of your relationship together, the dog will leave paw prints all over your heart....

Dog Walking Insurance: Where and How to Shop for It

Dog walking is a rewarding but somewhat risky business for both walkers and clients. People are suspicious of letting strangers into their home, especially...

6 Reasons Why Your Dog Has Hard Poop and What to...

The color and firmness of your dog’s stool can tell you a lot about their health and may be a sign that something is...

Nasal Discharge in Dogs: 11 Causes and Treatments

Nasal discharge in dogs can be a condition that means absolutely nothing. On the other hand, it can be accompanied by other symptoms like...

How Do I Know If My Dog Has a Fever?

The normal temperature of a dog is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. If your dog's temperature is beyond this range, then the dog...

Dog Diabetes Cost and What to Expect

According to the 2016 State of Pet Health Report from Banfield, diabetes in dogs has risen by 79.7% since 2006. This is the equivalent...

Slipped Disc in Dogs: Causes and Treatment

The most common reason for the appearance of paralysis in dogs is the intervertebral disc herniation or so-called slipped disc in dogs. Like people,...

How to Feed a Pregnant Dog

During a healthy pregnancy, female dogs increase their weight by 20% to 25% (1). Therefore, nutrition during that period should be of high quality...

10 Tips on How to Keep Dogs Cool Outside

Summer means continuously rising temperatures. While dogs love the great outdoors and crave exercise no matter the temperature, you must know how to keep...

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Should I Get A Second Dog: 16 Reasons Why You Should

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Does Pet Insurance Cover Surgery?

DOES PET INSURANCE COVER SURGERY? This may be one of the commonly asked questions of pet owners with beloved canines or felines who are about...
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No More Pain: Best Alternatives to Dog Shock Collars

Doesn't that dog shock collar hurts your animal, is a common question that an exponential number of pet lovers nowadays begin to repeat more often.  "It's...
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Excessive Barking in Dogs: How To Handle It?

Excessive barking in dogs is a pretty common thing most, if not some, dog owners have experienced at some point in caring for pups. Barking,...
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How to Have A Dog In An Apartment: How To Prepare

Dogs are wonderful pets, and bring many families a lot of joy.  If you live in an apartment and want to add a furry friend to...
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The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog

If you have never owned a deaf dog, you may find the concept daunting. But the truth is that with a few tweaks in how...
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How to Clean Dog Vomit in Car in 6 Easy Steps!

As a car owner, the last thing you want in your car is the sight and smell of dog vomit. Dogs are great travel buddies,...
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Blind Dog Training – Is It Possible?

Blind dogs and cats are just as loving and affectionate as their sharp-sighted counterparts. While training one may seem difficult at first, it will become...