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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.

11 Dog-Friendly Backyard Ideas on a Budget

A dream backyard for the dog isn’t about you concocting weird and crazy expensive playgrounds; it’s about working towards addressing the needs and wants...

17 Reasons Why Keeping Dogs Outside in Winter Is a Bad...

There is nothing wrong with letting your dog enjoy the outdoors and even sleep when you know they can handle it. And it's better if the...

Is Cinnamon Bad for Dogs? Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

We know cinnamon has health benefits for people, but have you ever wondered if it’s safe for your dog to chew on a cinnamon...

10 Most Addictive Online Free Dog Games

When you can't get enough dogs in real life, what's better than to play with them in online games? There are a number of online...

8 Potential Dog Labor Complications and Signs

Helping a dog to give birth is a very serious process that sometimes comes inherent with potential problems and unexpected issues. Below is a...

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 help...

How to Clean and Maintain Outdoor Dog Kennels

Outdoor dog kennels are great. They give your dog the chance to get some fresh air while also providing a space where your Fido...

12 Human Foods for Dog’s Shiny Coat

Quality food helps your pooch stay in top shape not only on the inside but on the outside as well, and some help to...

Wheatgrass for Dogs: Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

We've all seen our dogs munching on the lawn. And usually, it's because their stomach is upset. But did you know there is other grass they...

Effective Ways How to Massage Gas Out of a Dog

Humans are not the only ones who experience excessive gas; dogs suffer from flatulence and can ultimately have worse gas than humans. Gas is normally...

5 Tips to Naturally Help Dogs with Anxiety

It’s tough to deal with a dog that has severe anxiety issues but it happens even to the best of our pets. Thankfully, there...

Where to Find FREE Dog Food Samples?

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

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