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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 Facts About Dogs You Didn’t Know

We all know some interesting facts about our furry pals - they have wet noses, are severely allergic to chocolate, and communicate mostly through...

Tips on Using Over the Counter Dog Anxiety Medication

Dealing with an anxious dog is normal for almost every pet owner. Whether it's separation anxiety, noise phobia from thunderstorm or fireworks, car travel...

My Dog is Stretching a Lot: What It Means and What...

You’ve probably seen your pup stretch pretty regularly over the years. Sometimes they do it before or after taking a nap, or when they’re...

How Dog Owners Should Prepare for Financial Emergencies

Amidst the excitement and happiness of bringing a new member into your family, it's easy to forget that our dogs also come with a...

Dog Pajamas: What’s the Purpose and Does Your Pet Need Them?

For many pet owners, our dogs are our babies. Along with feeding, taking them out to use the bathroom, and scheduling veterinary appointments, our...

What Can I Give My Dog for Diarrhea?

Dogs often suffer from an upset stomach and that usually leads to vomiting or diarrhea. While diarrhea can be a symptom of another, more...

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...

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When picking up after your dog, you likely want to get it over with as quickly as possible without really paying too much attention...
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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...

How Do I Know If My Dog Has Heartworms?

Many dog owners know that it is important to give their dog monthly heartworm medication. They do it because their veterinarian recommends it, without...

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Quite possibly one of the first questions people ask when researching a dog breed is, “But does it shed?” While dogs that shed can...
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8 Essential Blind Dog Products You Must Have

It’s not easy caring for a blind dog, or even one that has got cataracts and can’t see well. It can become even harder...
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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...
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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...