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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.

The Pros and Cons of Fresh Dog Food

There are many benefits to feeding your pup fresh dog food, but you should carefully consider the downside before you make the switch or...

4 Reasons Why Your Dog’s Stomach is Hard and What to...

When your dog’s stomach swells or hardens, there may be a serious cause for concern, or it may just be a case of your...

How to Massage Gas Out of a Dog

Humans are not the only ones that experience excessive gas; dogs suffer from flatulence as well and can ultimately have worse gas than humans....

9 Best Gifts for Animal Shelter Employees and Volunteers

Animal shelters often rely on volunteers to function but whether this important job is done by paid employees or volunteers doesn’t really matter. They...

8 Potential Dog Labor Complications

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

5 Ways to Deal With a Spider Bite on a Dog

According to Britannica, there are more than 43,000 different species of spiders found in the world, with only a small percentage being considered dangerous...

10 Ways to Deal with Dog Mouth Warts

The first step that any pet owner should take if they suspect that their dog has mouth warts is take them to the vet...

3 Types of Dog Breathing Problems and What to Do

There are three main types of dog breathing problems that pet owners are likely to deal with, including labored breathing, rapid breathing, and panting....

What to Do If a Dog Eats Rat Poison

Rat or mouse poison is a very common substance used for getting rid of rodents in homes or backyards. It is very efficient in...

How Much Does It Cost to Euthanize a Dog?

Euthanasia of a dog, or more often referred to as "putting a dog to sleep," is not the topic we would like to discuss...

I Miss My Dog: 6 Ways to Help You Deal With...

Famous actor Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”...

Is Sunscreen for Dogs Safe to Use?

It may not be the first thought for a pet owner, but dogs get sunburned too. Their skin is just as sensitive to UV...

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There are so many human foods that are not recommended for dogs, and processed foods that we're tempted to share with our pets are...
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What to Do If Dog Is Choking?

Our dogs are like children. They like to put different objects in their mouth and chew them or swallow them, which may result in...
Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

8 Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

Dogs are inherently pack animals, much like their wolf ancestors. Research shows that this mindset is deeply ingrained in Canis Familiaris, so to withhold...
Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs Store-bought Kibble

Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs. Store-bought Kibble

Knowing how much it will cost each month to feed your dog a specific type and/or brand of food, based on the dog’s weight,...
Dog Dental Water Additive - What It Is and How to Use It

Dog Dental Water Additive: Here’s What It Is and How to...

A dog’s dental hygiene may not be at the top of the priority list when it comes to caring for your pet, but it...

5 Most Dangerous Cancerous Tumors in Dogs

Even mentioning the word „cancer“ instills fear in dog owners and makes them think of the worst possible scenarios, and most commonly their pet's...
4 Common Ways People Abuse Animals

4 Common Ways People Abuse Animals

Abuse against animals is more common than one might think. Neglect, animal hoarding, animal fighting, and animal abuse related to violence in the home...
Dog Wart Removal - Step-by-Step Guide

Dog Wart Removal: Step-by-Step Guide

Warts in dogs, also known as canine viral papillomas or canine viral papillomatosis, is a relatively common occurrence in young pups. The immune system...
My Dog Has Crusty Scabs on His Back

Found Crusty Scabs on Dog’s Back? Here’s Why and What to...

Discovering crusty scabs on your dog’s back, especially if you do not know what caused them, or how to treat them, can be upsetting....
Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur

Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur?

Coconut oil has become quite the craze. People eat it, use it to cook with, and even apply it topically, but is it safe...