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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.

How Much Does It Cost to Neuter a Dog?

Having your dog neutered is an important decision, and some dog owners feel uncomfortable about it for different reasons. It's important to weigh the...

Low Cost Dog Vaccinations and Where to Find Them

Vaccines provide your pet dog with protection against many dangerous diseases. Unvaccinated dogs that live in cities and mix with other animals, or that...

What Do Dogs See?

Have you ever wondered what your dog’s experience of life is compared to your own? Our pets live alongside us, and most of us...

Wheatgrass for Dogs: Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

If you have ever witnessed your dog munching on the lawn, you may find yourself wondering if there are any potential benefits of wheatgrass...

Dog Eating Sticks: Why and What to Do

Of course we’ve seen dogs with a stick in his mouth; dogs love to play and fetch a stick – he often will wind...

The Best Gifts for Veterinarians

A veterinarian is absolutely indispensable for our pet’s health and well-being, not to mention our own peace of mind when our dogs get sick....

How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog?

Losing a beloved pet is never easy, but having plans in place before the grief and trauma of the experience sets in can be...

Cinnamon in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

For those of you following Top Dog Tips homemade dog food recipes here, you may have noticed that we've included cinnamon among some of...

5 Things to Know Before Shipping Dogs by Air

One of the main concerns for pet owners is whether it is safe to be shipping dogs by air. You may be in a...

Dog Has Swollen Face: 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

Determining the cause of a dog that has a swollen face is a simple process of elimination. Once you work out why the face...

6 Best Low Protein Dog Treats

While dogs normally require a high-protein diet, some canines have to be switched to a low protein diet due to certain health issues, such...

Chews Wisely: Dangers of Chew Toys and How to Prevent Them

Dogs enjoy chewing, be it the furniture, shoes or anything in between. Dog chews are a great substitute, but not all of them are...

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Coconut oil has become a health trend among humans in the past decade. Now, it's getting into the pet industry as well, thanks to...
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What to Feed a Dog With an Upset Stomach

Stomach upset in dogs is common, and most pet owners will have to deal with this at some point. Dietary changes will be key...
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How to Bathe a Dog at Home for the First Time

Bathing a dog is not rocket science, that much is true, but it's a little more complex than some pet owners initially expect. Some...
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