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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 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...

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...

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