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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.

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...

How to Solve Puppy’s Car Sickness Issue

Car sickness is something we are all familiar with but dogs can also feel it. It is far more common in puppies and many...

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

There is nothing wrong will letting your dog enjoy the outdoors, and even sleep there, when you know that they can handle it, and...

25 Fun Dog-friendly Winter Adventures to Try

Some dog owners feel trapped in the house with their pets during colder winter months, but you don't have to be. Spice up your...

Puppy Crate Training Schedule

Crate training a puppy has many benefits, both for you and the young dog, but it has to be done correctly. Because dogs are...

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...

Top 7 Best Dog Carrier Backpacks

Dog backpacks are only fit for small or teacup breeds. They are a type of pet carrier that allows you to "wear" your pet...

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...

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You've noticed that your dog is limping, and suspect that it could be arthritis setting in. You are worried that the dog is in...
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Dog obesity is a rapidly growing health problem. Obese dogs will suffer from breathing issues, diabetes, arthritis, and joint pain (1). This article discusses the...
Dog Has Swollen Face - 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

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