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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.

What Does It Mean When a Dog Licks You: 13 Possible...

It's well-known that many breeds love to cuddle with their owners or spend time of their laps. Most often, they do this when they...

12 Great App Combos and Tools Every Dog Owner with Kids...

Whether you’re a parent that wants to adopt a dog, or a dog owner who’s thinking of having a baby, raising a child alongside...

Dog Winter Coats: Do They Actually Help Our Pets Stay Warm?

If you live in an area with cold winters, then you might worry that your dog will be feeling cold when you take him...

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...

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Bone Broth for Dogs: A Pet Owner’s Staple

Bone broth today has become one of the most popular foods to feed our dogs, especially in recent years since us owners have become...

5 Possible Complications After Spaying Your Dog

There are many benefits to spaying your dog. With this procedure done, you won't have to worry about your pooch going into heat every...
Dog Feeding Schedule - What Owner’s Must Know

Dog Feeding Schedule: Why It’s Important and How to Do It

Much like human children, domesticated dogs rely and depend on their human-owners that take care for them to create and maintain a feeding schedule...
6 Advanced Dog Tricks for Owners to Teach Their Dogs

6 Advanced Dog Tricks You Have to Try

Teaching your dog tricks is a very interesting experience, where you need to use your creativity and try to think like your pet in...
The Pros and Cons of Fresh Dog Food

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...
Dogs with Hair (And Not Fur)

Dogs with Hair (And Not Fur)

The term “hypoallergenic dog” is by now known as a mainstream description of dogs that are less likely to cause allergic reactions in people...
Dog Pyometra - What Owners Must Know

Dog Pyometra: What Owners Must Know

What dog pyometra is, it's a bacterial infection that results in an abscessed, pus-filled uterus that occurs in female dogs that have not been...
Do Dogs Have Blood Types

Do Dogs Have Blood Types? (And Other Related Facts)

Yes - much like the humans, dogs have different blood types. In fact, dogs have even more blood types than humans do. Knowing a...
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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...
26 Ways Bad Dog Owners Ruin Pet Ownership for Everyone Else

26 Ways Bad Dog Owners Ruin Pet Ownership for Everyone Else

There are certain individuals who should not have pets because they treat their animals poorly, and in turn, ruin pet ownership for everyone else....