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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.

How to Write a Pet Resume for Landlords

Finding a perfect apartment or house to rent is hard enough as it is. However, if you also have a dog, then the mission...

5 Board Games to Play With Dogs

Activities with your dog don’t have to end with just walks and Frisbee tosses. If your love for board games are equally as strong...

Yes, You Can Call Yourself a “Dog Parent” and Here’s Why

With more people adopting pets in the U.S., and with the demographic crisis in the Western world worsening, an interesting divide between pet owners...

Is Your Dog Faking a Cough? Here’s How to Tell

Have you ever heard of a dog pretending to be sick just to get attention from the owner? Do you notice this behavior in...

8 Signs of Aging in Senior Dogs

Old dogs require extra care and attention, but spotting signs of an aging dog whose health is deteriorating can sometimes be difficult. Like humans, the signs...

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Pet Homelessness

Al Ritch found the senior dog Oolu lost and abandoned in a busy shipping port in Los Angeles. He gave her the name Oolu...

15 Ways to Entertain Dogs Indoors

Dogs are fine with living both indoors and outdoors, but majority prefer the outside to staying at home in most cases. They like to...

10 Tips on How to Keep Dogs Cool Outside

Summer is upon us and that means continuously rising temperatures. And while some of us may be inclined to retreat into the cool indoors...

12 Reasons Why Senior Dogs Are Better Than Puppies

Think puppies are better and more fun? Most people do. But there are a ton of advantages to rescuing and caring for senior dogs,...

12 Great Ideas for Your Dog Bucket List

We often create a bucket list of things we wish to do, experience and accomplish "before we die," but that doesn't have to be...

21 Best Dog Parks in San Diego, CA

Whether you live in the city or in the suburbs, it is often a challenge to find a great place where you can freely...

6 Tips to Keep Your Dog Secure in a Car

Whether you are planning a car trip with your pooch or simply going grocery shopping around the block, securing your dog in a car...

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Dog Whining: 7 Reasons Your Dog is Crying

It can be difficult for pet owners to listen to their dog whine and cry persistently, and not know why they're doing so, or...
The Cushing’s Disease in Dogs - Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatments

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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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Why Is My Dog Itching? 4 Scientific Reasons and Proven Treatments

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,...
Dog Scared of Cat - 4 Things You Can Do

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...
9 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Skin and Coat Health

9 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Skin and Coat Health

Your dog’s skin and coat obviously serve important functions such as providing warmth, offering protection, regulation of body temperature, and providing and enhancing sensation....
Dog Scared of Fireworks - 7 Things You Can Do to Help

Dog Scared of Fireworks? 7 Things You Can Do to Help

Dogs are often afraid of loud noises like thunder or fireworks. These sounds are often a source of great distress, fear and anxiety for...

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Covering the subject of homemade dog food recipes is a big part of Top Dog Tips. Today, though, we’re breaking out the lab coats...
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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...