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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.

What Does It Mean When a Dog’s Nose is Dry?

You have probably heard that dry nose on dogs means that they are sick. While it's true that a dry nose may be a sign...

What Sound Does a Dog Make?

While dogs can’t talk, that doesn’t mean that they can’t communicate with you or other animals. In addition to their body language and verbal...

Self-Warming Dog Bed: What is It and Does Your Dog Need...

You’ve likely run across the self-warming dog bed while shopping for other items for your pup, particularly among winter dog supplies (even though it's...

Dogs and Vitamins: What to Give and What to Avoid

Giving dogs vitamins is a highly debatable subject for many pet owners, and they aren't the only ones - veterinarians are also divided on...

5 Tips to Naturally Help Dogs with Anxiety

It’s tough to deal with a dog that has severe anxiety issues but it happens even to the best of our pets. Thankfully, there...

Mindfulness for Dog Owners

Getting a dog is not like buying a piece of furniture for your living room; once you bring them home, you take on a...

What to Do If Your Dog Pulled a Muscle

Dogs are highly active animals, and their skeleton and muscles are subject to considerable stress. Muscle injuries usually arise as a result of sudden...

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...

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Dogs can suffer from knee problems just like humans, and just like with us, these problems can seriously affect their quality of life. Knowing what...
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Top 10 America’s Best Dog Trainers of 2019

Finding a dog trainer whose training approach gels with your personal philosophy can be difficult, but there are some great names out there. These...
Depression in Dogs - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Depression in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Depression is often a misunderstood illness. It is no surprise then that many people think that this problem is reserved for humans and that...
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The 9 Best Cooling Dog Beds for Hot Weather

There are a million and one cooling dog bed brands out there, but which are worth the investment and which are cheap knockoffs with...
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Top 12 Best Dog Pool Choices for Summer

As the temperatures continue to increase, more dogs are at risk of overheating. Not many dog owners are aware of how dangerous overheating for...

Different Types of Dog Cooling Products: Mats, Beds, Vests, Bandanas, Collars

The summer is close, and as much as high temperatures affect you, they can affect your pooch even harder. That’s why there are so...
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14 Benefits of Spaying and Neutering Your Dogs

Once you adopt a pup, spaying or neutering is often high up on the priority list for many pet owners, but not all are...
Top 20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

When you think of a feminine dog, you may have the image in your mind of a prissy little pooch riding around in a...
The 10 Best Dog Anxiety Medication Over the Counter and Alternatives

The 10 Best Over-the-Counter Dog Anxiety Medications

Being a dog parent to an anxious dog is hard work and finding an over the counter anxiety medication that is effective for your...
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20 Strongest Dog Breeds In the World

If you are like me, you love big, strong dogs. There is something about having a pack of muscles to snuggle up to at...