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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.

20 Dog Pregnancy Tips for a Successful Birth

The arrival of puppies can be a fun and exciting time but there many things that you should know about and prepare beforehand. Below...

Do Dogs Like Music?

Dogs react to unfamiliar noise: thunder causes a fearful response, where the sound of a siren brings out a howl. One recommended way to...

14 Tips for Introducing Dogs to Newborns

Introducing dogs to kids and vice versa is an important step. As a dog owner bringing home a newborn from the hospital, there are...

10 Questions Couples Must Ask Before Adopting a Dog

Adopting a dog is a big commitment, and even more so when doing that as a couple. To ensure the pup doesn't end up...

How to Make Your Dog Instagram Famous

If you’re familiar with social media superstar pets that have millions of followers on Instagram - Tuna, Doug the Pug or Jiffpom - you...

What to Do If Your Dog Has Fleas

Fleas are small, dark brown parasites that live outside, and are more prevalent in warm weather. Fleas thrive in temperatures between 65 and 80...

My Dog Has Bloody Diarrhea: Causes and Treatment

There's a huge number of potential causes for bloody diarrhea in dogs, and your vet is the only one that can diagnose the reason...

Dog Urine Killing Grass? 10 Ways to Fight or Prevent This

Dog pee can be a real problem for lawns. Because dog urine is high in nitrogen, in high concentration and over time, constant peeing...

How to Feed Underweight and Malnourished Dogs

The term malnutrition refers to dogs that have lost more than 10% of their normal body weight. They are thin, with prominent bones, especially...

Where to Find FREE Dog Food Samples?

Dog parents know the importance of a quality dog food brands. We want our dogs to receive adequate nutrition and none of the bad...

The Best Sun Protection Clothing for Dogs

It's hot out there now, and we're seeing sun in the sky more often now. Taking a walk with a dog in the late...

The Best Orthopedic Dog Beds

Some pet owners think that any soft material can make for a satisfactory dog bed, but substandard bedding can actually do damage to your...

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A fecal test for dogs (stool sample) is a standard way of testing the feces content in veterinary clinics which can tell you a...
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10 Dog Medication Side Effects You Should Never Ignore

From antibiotics to pain killers, every dog medication we give our pets has the potential for side effects. Some of those side effects are...
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20 Dog Pregnancy Tips for a Successful Birth

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13 Banned Dog Breeds 2020

13 Frequently Banned Dog Breeds

Some countries and U.S. states pass breed discrimination laws now, banning owners from adopting certain dog breeds. The way these laws work can be...
8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run Away and Safely Walk Off-leash

8 Tips on How to Train a Dog Not to Run...

Having your dog run away when off-leash and then go missing is a terrifying feeling. If you have a pet that doesn't really listen, learning...
New Puppy Shopping Checklist - 22 Things You'll Need

The New Puppy Shopping Checklist

As a slightly obsessed dog-mom who has been preparing her younger brother for his first experience in dog ownership, I have spent the past...
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7 Unexpected Ways You May Be Harming Your Dog

There is no question that as pet owners, we love our dogs and we try to take good care of and provide for our...
15 Things to Know About Dog Hotel Before You Leave Your Pup There

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When you're traveling and can't take your dog with you, booking a room at a dog hotel may be the best choice. Dog hotel...
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Glaucoma in Dogs: Causes, Signs, Treatment

Glaucoma in dogs is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve and peripheral vision loss which is caused by the increased...
New Puppy Checklist - 15 Things You Must Do

New Puppy Checklist: 15 Things You Must Do

Before bringing home a new puppy, there are a few things to do to make their home-coming comfortable and safe. Preparing a new puppy...