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Shealee Norris

Shealee Norris
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Shealee 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.

7 Dog Birthday Ideas

Sometimes we look back, and it seems like just yesterday we brought our furry friend home to stay for good. While time is flying...

10 Reasons Your Dog Barks

A dog barking is just as natural as a child learning to talk and as with any form of communication, it crops up for...

10 Most Addictive Free Online Dog Games

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

8 Ways to Make Your Dog Enjoy Grooming at a Pet...

If you're an owner of long haired, high maintenance or double coated breed, then you know how much of a nightmare it can be...

5 Ways Your Smartphone Addiction Is Negatively Affecting Your Dog

Experts have not been lacking in warning us of the negative health implications of our smartphone addiction. But most of us will not be...

How to Keep Your Dog Warm and Dry This Season

Summer is long over, and it's the cold and rainy season's time. While most pet owners keep their pets indoors, there's no avoiding walking...

13 Reasons Why Dogs End Up in Shelters

More and more people adopt dogs and cats today, but somehow animal shelters are still always full. Did you ever wonder, how come? Why...

What are Designer Dogs?

Designer dogs are the result of two purebred canines that are mated to produce a dog with specific physical qualities. Some of the more...

12 Ways to Help Homeless Pets and Shelters

Are you thinking of ways on how to give back to the world? What about providing some help to animal shelters and saving homeless...

13 Things Dogs Can Sense About You

While science has yet to prove if dogs have truly been gifted with a sixth sense, there's no denying that they are observant creatures....

12 Horrifying Facts About the Lives of Laboratory Dogs

It’s no secret that many companies use animals, specifically dogs, for research and development. Pharmaceutical and cosmetic name brands are especially notorious for doing...

12 Tips for Caring for Newborn Puppies

You never know when you may need the knowledge for care for newborn puppies. In one recent story, a dog whose puppies died before...

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25 Most Pet-Friendly Colleges

25 Most Pet-Friendly Colleges of 2019 (USA)

When picking a place of higher education, talks about how pet-friendly your college is going to be are typically lower down the list of...

Normal Heart Rate for Dogs: Important Things to Know

When your dog is running, jumping, and playing at full speed, it's clear by their panting alone that their heart working hard to keep...
5 Bladder Problems in Dogs - How to Recognize Them and What to Do

5 Bladder Problems in Dogs: How to Recognize Them and What...

Is your dog having accidents in the house even though he is properly housebroken? Does he have to urinate more often than usual? These...
The 25 Best Dogs for Small Apartments

25 Best Dog Breeds for Small Apartments

If you’re considering to welcome a new furry addition to your family, there are many things to consider including the dog's temperament, energy levels...
4 Heart Problems in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

4 Heart Problems in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Dogs can suffer from a variety of heart problems, just like humans. In fact, it is estimated that 10% of all dogs in the...
Heated Dog Blankets and Beds - Are They Useful and Safe for Our Pets

Heated Dog Blankets and Beds: Are They Useful and Safe for...

Despite all the fluff and fur, pets may need help keeping warm, particularly during the colder seasons. While heated dog blankets can come with hazards,...
Breathing Problems in Dogs - What It Means and How to Fix It

Breathing Problems in Dogs: How to Spot Them and What to...

Numerous dog breathing problems can present a life-threatening situation and a quick reaction on the owner's part is often necessary. Respiratory problems can be...
Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Lifelong Dog Care Costs Explained

Aspiring dog owners often underestimate the cost of dog ownership over a lifetime, sometimes either focusing only on monthly or yearly costs, or overlooking...
5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

5 Signs of Dog Anal Glands Problems (And What to Do)

While dog anal glands problems are usually not life-threatening, with the exception of anal gland cancer, they are relatively common and can affect your dog’s...
Disaster Preparedness - Are You and Your Pet Prepared

Disaster Preparedness: Are You and Your Pet Prepared?

Disaster preparedness is something that many of us don’t think about until it’s too late. In light of the devastating natural disasters we have...