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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.

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,...

Dog Cremation Guide (and how much to cremate a dog would...

Planning for your dog’s cremation is an emotional process, but the more information you have about the choices involved in dog cremation, the more...

How to Find Local Dog Groomers in Your Area

Your dog is looking pretty rough. He's frizzy, matted, dirty, or maybe he just needs a haircut. Time to go have him groomed! But,...

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My Dog Has a Runny Nose - 5 Things You Can Do

My Dog Has a Runny Nose: 5 Things to Do

A dog’s nose is an extremely important part of their body. Dogs see the world through their noses. When a dog’s nose isn’t functioning...
Dog Leaking Urine - Causes and Treatments

Dog Leaking Urine: Causes and Treatments

It is not unusual that older, primarily female dogs, suffer from urinary incontinence (dog leaking urine) when they have no control over the bladder...
How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin

How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin?

Diabetes in dogs is one of those chronic diseases that can be managed with certain precautions and drugs, particularly insulin. Insulin goes a long...
Dog Throwing Up White Foam - 11 Most Common Reasons Why

Dog Throwing Up White Foam: 11 Most Common Reasons Why

A dog throwing up white foam can either be due to some mild reasons or more serious causes. Hopefully, it's only a digestive problem,...
Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Diet

Have you noticed a strange discoloration in one or both of your dog’s eyes and wondering what that is? There could be several reasons...
How to Shop for Dog Doors

How to Shop for Dog Doors, Pick the Right Type and...

Installing a dog door in your home can be a life saver for both you and your dog. Dog doors are in particular very...
How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog

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...
Dog Pregnancy Stages and What to Expect When Dog Is Expecting

Dog Pregnancy Stages and What to Expect When Expecting

Your dog's pregnancy can be an exciting time for both of you, but it can also be a stressful time. Knowing all the dog...
22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

In most cases, if your dog looks like they need urgent medical attention, it is probably so. Some apparent medical conditions always require care...
Ways to Make Your Dog Always Smell Fresh

9 Ways to Make Your Dog Always Smell Fresh

We all know what a wet dog smells like, and sometimes, when you visit other dog owners' homes, you can smell wet dogs -...