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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.

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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Summer allows for many adventures you can have with your dog. But it also means high temperatures, which can be dangerous to dogs and cats....
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Doing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is something we’ve all seen performed many times in movies and TV, but it's actually harder than it looks. When...
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Summer is the perfect time to take time off work and head out for an adventure! While many dog owners don’t think to take...
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The Science-based Guide for Feeding Athletic Dogs

The aim of an appropriate nutritional plan for athletic dogs is to maximize performance and minimize the occurrence of injuries. To assess the best...
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The Guide to Water Intoxication in Dogs

Water intoxication in dogs is what happens when your pet consumes excess water. This can be from playing in the pool or biting on...
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When adopting a dog that's going to be right for your personal lifestyle, the dog's athletic ability and energy levels are a very important...
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The Best Fitness Trackers for Dogs

Fitness trackers aren’t just for humans anymore. Pet technology continues to evolve, which helps dog owners to monitor their pets, take better care of...
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15 Cheap Ways to Prevent Common Health Issues in Dogs

Maintaining healthy habits is the best way to keep your dog from becoming ill. Using the below tips and doing your best to prevent...