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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.

7 Tips for Dog Owners Working from Home

With the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, a lot of people have been forced to work from home. This is not an easy transition, especially...

5 Dog Products to Stock Up On While Sheltering in Place

Sheltering in place is not something that many of us had to do before, but with the outgoing coronavirus outbreak, it has become the...

How Much Does It Cost to Neuter a Dog?

Having your dog neutered is an important decision, and some dog owners feel uncomfortable about it for different reasons. It's important to weigh the...

Low Cost Dog Vaccinations and Where to Find Them

Vaccines provide your pet dog with protection against many dangerous diseases. Unvaccinated dogs that live in cities and mix with other animals, or that...

What Do Dogs See?

Have you ever wondered what your dog’s experience of life is compared to your own? Our pets live alongside us, and most of us...

Wheatgrass for Dogs: Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

If you have ever witnessed your dog munching on the lawn, you may find yourself wondering if there are any potential benefits of wheatgrass...

Dog Eating Sticks: Why and What to Do

Of course we’ve seen dogs with a stick in his mouth; dogs love to play and fetch a stick – he often will wind...

The Best Gifts for Veterinarians

A veterinarian is absolutely indispensable for our pet’s health and well-being, not to mention our own peace of mind when our dogs get sick....

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...

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Spaying or neutering a dog is a big part of being a responsible owner since it can prevent overpopulation and keep your dog healthier....
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