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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.

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...

How to Keep Your Dog Warm and Dry This Season

Summer is long over, and it's the cold and rainy season's time. While most pet owners keep their pets indoors, there's no avoiding walking...

13 Reasons Why Dogs End Up in Shelters

More and more people adopt dogs and cats today, but somehow animal shelters are still always full. Did you ever wonder, how come? Why...

What are Designer Dogs?

Designer dogs are the result of two purebred canines that are mated to produce a dog with specific physical qualities. Some of the more...

12 Ways to Help Homeless Pets and Shelters

Are you thinking of ways on how to give back to the world? What about providing some help to animal shelters and saving homeless...

13 Things Dogs Can Sense About You

While science has yet to prove if dogs have truly been gifted with a sixth sense, there's no denying that they are observant creatures....

12 Horrifying Facts About the Lives of Laboratory Dogs

It’s no secret that many companies use animals, specifically dogs, for research and development. Pharmaceutical and cosmetic name brands are especially notorious for doing...

12 Tips for Caring for Newborn Puppies

You never know when you may need the knowledge for care for newborn puppies. In one recent story, a dog whose puppies died before...

How to Improve Your Dog’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s rest can be an impossible task if your dog keeps you up at all hours. Dogs generally sleep more than...

How Much Does It Cost to Groom a Dog in Salons

There are many different places to get dogs groomed, from independent businesses to nationwide companies. Each pet groomer will charge differently for their services,...

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There are so many human foods that are not recommended for dogs, and processed foods that we're tempted to share with our pets are...
What to Do If Dog Is Choking

What to Do If Dog Is Choking?

Our dogs are like children. They like to put different objects in their mouth and chew them or swallow them, which may result in...
Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

8 Scientific Reasons to Socialize Your Dog

Dogs are inherently pack animals, much like their wolf ancestors. Research shows that this mindset is deeply ingrained in Canis Familiaris, so to withhold...
Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs Store-bought Kibble

Comparing Costs of Fresh Dog Food Delivery vs. Store-bought Kibble

Knowing how much it will cost each month to feed your dog a specific type and/or brand of food, based on the dog’s weight,...
Dog Dental Water Additive - What It Is and How to Use It

Dog Dental Water Additive: Here’s What It Is and How to...

A dog’s dental hygiene may not be at the top of the priority list when it comes to caring for your pet, but it...

5 Most Dangerous Cancerous Tumors in Dogs

Even mentioning the word „cancer“ instills fear in dog owners and makes them think of the worst possible scenarios, and most commonly their pet's...
4 Common Ways People Abuse Animals

4 Common Ways People Abuse Animals

Abuse against animals is more common than one might think. Neglect, animal hoarding, animal fighting, and animal abuse related to violence in the home...
Dog Wart Removal - Step-by-Step Guide

Dog Wart Removal: Step-by-Step Guide

Warts in dogs, also known as canine viral papillomas or canine viral papillomatosis, is a relatively common occurrence in young pups. The immune system...
My Dog Has Crusty Scabs on His Back

Found Crusty Scabs on Dog’s Back? Here’s Why and What to...

Discovering crusty scabs on your dog’s back, especially if you do not know what caused them, or how to treat them, can be upsetting....
Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur

Can I Put Coconut Oil on My Dog’s Fur?

Coconut oil has become quite the craze. People eat it, use it to cook with, and even apply it topically, but is it safe...