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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.

Dog Teeth Whitening: Here Are Your Options

Many studies show that we first notice a smile when we meet a person. We take a mental note of the person’s teeth, mouth,...

Can Dogs Drink Milk?

Back from when we were kids, we heard stories and saw commercials telling us about numerous benefits of milk, and we generally assume that...

Dog Scared of Farts? Why and What to Do

Our pets can be are scared of many things which don’t seem concerning to us. If you have a dog, you certainly know their...

Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

When your dog is having trouble pooping, there can be a plethora of reasons why they are having problems. It's important to understand the...

12 Benefits of Neem Oil for Dogs and What You Should...

Neem oil, extracted from the neem tree, is highly regarded, often recommended, and widely used in homeopathic and natural medicine communities. It has been shown...

The Pros and Cons of Fresh Dog Food

There are many benefits to feeding your pup fresh dog food, but you should carefully consider the downside before you make the switch or...

9 Best Gifts for Animal Shelter Employees and Volunteers

Animal shelters often rely on volunteers to function, but whether this important job is done by paid employees or volunteers doesn’t really matter. They...

10 Ways to Deal with Dog Mouth Warts

The first step that any pet owner should take if they suspect that their dog has mouth warts is to take them to the...

What to Do If a Dog Eats Rat Poison

Rat or mouse poison is a very common substance used for getting rid of rodents in homes or backyards. It is very efficient in...

How Much Does It Cost to Euthanize a Dog?

Euthanasia of a dog, or more often referred to as "putting a dog to sleep," is not the topic we would like to discuss...

I Miss My Dog: 6 Ways to Help You Deal With...

Famous actor Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”...

Is Sunscreen for Dogs Safe to Use?

It may not be the first thought for a pet owner, but dogs get sunburned too. Their skin is just as sensitive to UV...

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