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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.

Is Citronella Safe for Dogs? And What Else Owners Must Know

If you live in an area prone to mosquitoes, you know what a nuisance they can be. But mosquitos can be more than just...

How Much Does a Dog Walker Cost? Everything You Need to...

Exercising your dog is important for their physical and mental health and the best way to do that is to take them on walks....

Can Dogs Have Sleep Apnea and What to Do About It?

Watching your pooch while he dreams is one of the most satisfying experiences in life. It’s just so adorable when they twitch their paws,...

Best Places Single Dog-Owners to Meet a Better Half

Love is unpredictable and while opposites may attract in many ways when it comes to dogs, it’s important to find someone who’s just as...

Most Common Allergies In Dogs

It may seem odd but allergies are more common than you think in our canine best friends. Rashes, excessive scratching, sneezing, runny eyes, shaking...

9 Big Dog Breeds That Don’t Shed

Quite possibly one of the first questions people ask when researching a dog breed is, “But does it shed?” While dogs that shed can...

My Dog Has to Sleep Touching Me: Why and What to...

Many dogs like to curl up against their owners and sleep with them. This behavior is quite common and not a problem if it...

5 Best Air Purifiers for Dog Hair

According to statistics, around 68% of households in the US have a pet, with 90 million dogs in those households. That’s a lot of...

10 Best Multivitamin Supplements for Dogs

There is a wide variety of vitamins designed to support one specific part of your dog’s body and health, but if you are looking...

13 Great Books for Homemade Dog Food Beginners

If you’re like me, you like having a book to hold in the kitchen. Videos and websites are great, but when I am working...

Best Things for Dogs to Chew On (Store Bought and Home...

Nearly every dog you cared for or will in the future is going to chew, particularly as a puppy. It's a rite of passage...

4 Ways This Major Pet Supplier Ties to Animal Cruelty

Marshall Pet Products sells food, grooming and health items, toys, and other products for birds, cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, rabbits and other common pets...

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The Cushing’s Disease in Dogs - Symptoms Diagnosis and Treatments

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

If you're not familiar with the condition, Cushing's Disease, also known as Cushing's Syndrome in dogs, results from excessive production of cortisol in their body. The adrenal...

Dogs Can Detect Covid-19 Virus

Dogs may be the future of COVID testing as the new research shows that dogs can detect Covid with a high accuracy rate of...
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Kitten’s Development in the First Six Weeks

Like humans, a kitten's development will make many leaps and bounds during the first six weeks of life. This time period will help shape...
Dog Ears - Everything You Must Know About Your Canine's Ear

Dog Ears 101: How to Care for Them and Prevent Problems

Dog ears come in various shapes and sizes; floppy, folded, small or large. Unlike humans, a dog's ears are a central feature of the...
Treat Dog's Anal Glands

12 Ways to Prevent and Treat Dog’s Anal Glands

Anal gland problems in dogs are fairly common, appearing in about 2 - 12% of cases with dogs (1, 2, 3). They're generally divided...
Dog Eye Problems

9 Scary but Treatable Dog Eye Problems You Should Know About

Dog eye problems are widespread, and in most cases, it's just a mild inconvenience. However, certain conditions will be more serious and require veterinary...
How to Get a Service Dog for Anxiety or Depression (And How Much It Costs)

How to Get a Service Dog for Anxiety or Depression (And...

A number of recent studies have proven that assistance animals and therapy dogs provide great relief for people with different conditions, anxiety, and depression. If...
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5 Benefits of Elevated Food Bowls for Dogs: Myths or Facts?

Over the years, there have been plenty of contention topics among dog owners – are grains good or bad? Should dogs be spayed or neutered...
Lazy Dog Breeds

30 Most Lazy Dog Breeds Perfect for a Couch Potato Owner

Let's admit it. Although it's a lot of fun to play with a dog, it can be exhausting too. There's no shame in adopting...
Most Popular Fighting Dog Breeds

15 Most Popular Fighting Dog Breeds

Dogfighting is a cruel animal blood sport where dogs are put on strict diets and training regimes, and the winning canine wins the owner...