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Shelly Graves

Shelly Graves
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Shelly lives in Iowa with her husband and Australian Shepherd named Tex. She's been an animal lover since she was a child. Currently, she enjoys reading and writing about dogs, and spending time with her family and getting involved in all things pets.

30 Most Quiet Dog Breeds for Apartments

Some future dog owners are forced to be more picky about the exact breed they can adopt and share a home with. If you...

What You Should Do If Your Dog Keeps Falling Down the...

Dogs are very well-coordinated animals that don’t lose their balance as easily as, for example, very young kids. And if you've been noticing your...

13 Ways to Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite in Dogs

The risk of hypothermia and frostbite in dogs is greatly increased when outdoor temperatures fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). The normal range...

12 Things to Do When You Find an Abandoned Dog

Spotting an abandoned pet is an all too common occurrence. For an animal lover, it's often difficult not to try to rescue every abandoned...

Why Does My Dog Stink? 12 Reasons Why and What to...

The phrase “something smells like a wet dog” is commonly used in describing nasty smells. And when your dog has a bad odor, you...

How to Save Money with Homemade Dog Food Cooking

The costs of feeding a dog are one of the major concerns dog owners have which impacts their decision of adopting a pet. And...

What to Do If Your Dog Is Constipated

There are many reasons why your dog might be constipated. It's important to monitor them to make sure that they do not have any...

What to Give a Dog for Pain

There are many ways that owners can help alleviate their dog’s pain, but it is important to know which methods are appropriate because some...

Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs. Store-bought Kibble

Knowing how much it will cost each month to feed your dog a specific type and/or brand of food, based on the dog’s weight,...

Dog Wart Removal: Step-by-Step Guide

Warts in dogs, also known as canine viral papillomas or canine viral papillomatosis, is a relatively common occurrence in young pups. The immune system...

Does Your Dog Have a Blood Blister? Here’s What to Do

Blood blisters, or hematomas, are blisters that form on your dog and are filled with blood. If you ever see a blood blister on...

Dog Teeth Whitening: Here Are Your Options

Many studies show that we first notice a smile when we meet a person. We take a mental note of the person’s teeth, mouth,...

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Thorax Problems in Dogs: Causes, Signs, Diagnosis

A dog’s thorax is the region between the neck and the abdomen. This includes the rib cavity, breastbone and the organs responsible for circulation...
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30 Most Quiet Dog Breeds for Apartments

Some future dog owners are forced to be more picky about the exact breed they can adopt and share a home with. If you...
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Bladder Stones in Dogs: Home Remedies and Veterinary Treatments

Bladder stones (urolithiasis) are clumps of mineral crystals that form in the urine. They can occur for a number of reasons, including genetics, diet,...
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8 Most Dog Friendly Airlines

If you plan to fly with your dog, you'll need to decide: do you want your pet in the cargo area, or in a...
Dog Tail Docking - 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog Tail Docking: 5 Dangers of This Procedure (Based on Science)

Dog tail docking, or canine caudectomy, originated more than 2000 years ago (1). Its first intention was to protect hunting dogs because their tail...
Dog Falling Down the Stairs - Why and What to Do

What You Should Do If Your Dog Keeps Falling Down the...

Dogs are very well-coordinated animals that don’t lose their balance as easily as, for example, very young kids. And if you've been noticing your...
Top 8 Ways to Puppy-Proof Your Home for Christmas

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...
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7 Vitamins for Dogs That All Dog Owners Need to Know...

Dogs, like humans, need vitamins in specific quantities for the proper functioning of their metabolism. Most often, a good quality dog food you're buying...
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It is common knowledge that pet dogs of today are descendants of wolves. While it's not as noticeable in the Chihuahua or the Yorkshire...
Dog Afraid of Stairs - Why and What To Do

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...