Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Preparing Your Dog For A New Baby

Baby laying next to dog (caption: Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby)

Many couples begin their family together with a dog and while this dog is their first child they often become concerned when they decide to add a human child to their family. Understanding how to introduce your dog to the newest member of the family is key…

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Clomipramine For Dogs With Canine Anxiety

Sad dog in the dark: Clomipramine for Dogs

As the owner of an anxious dog, I know all too well the challenges that come along with the canine manifestation of anxiety. For many dog owners the only remaining solution to offer their dog a “normal” life may be medication. Below we will take a look at one of the most commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medications for dogs – Clomipramine…

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Cheap Pet Meds: Is It Better To Buy Online?

Dog Taking Medicine

Being a responsible pet owner means providing our pets with regular preventative medications in addition to medications treating health conditions. Being a good pet parent can also be expensive which leads us to search for alternatives. There are several places you can buy online to save money, but you should shop with caution…

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German Shepherd: Is It A Great Family Dog?

German Shepherd

The German shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche from schutzhund to service dog work. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Below we will take a look at the characteristics that make this breed so popular from physical characteristics to smarts…

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Lab Retriever: Everyone’s Favorite Family Pet

Black Lab Retriever

A particularly versatile and intelligent dog breed, it is no surprise that the Labrador Retriever has been named the American Kennel Club’s most popularly registered dog for the past four years in a row. Beating out other popular breeds such the German Shepherd Dogs, Yorkshire Terriers, Golden Retrievers and even the incredibly intelligent Poodle, the Labrador Retriever certainly stands a notch above the rest. So what is it that makes this Canadian breed so popular? A wide array of physical and mental characteristics make the Labrador retriever such a popular breed, and let’s not forget those big friendly brown and hazel eyes!

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Dog Name Ideas For Every Type of Dog

Cute Boxer Dog

Bringing home a new member of the family is always a fun and exciting time. Many families already have a name picked out for their new dog when it arrives but some prefer to wait to see what characteristics the dog has before picking that perfect name. There are a number of ways to pick the perfect name for a dog, picking favorite literary characters, picking more predictable dog names and naming the dog after certain characteristics. For some dogs and dog owners only the cute names appeal and there are certainly plenty of these to choose from. Cute dog names can originate from a wide variety of places and depending upon the dog’s origin you may find that the originating country has as much to do with selecting a name as the meaning of the name itself…

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The Dog Training Collar: Your Options

Curious Boston Terrier

Whether you’re trying to teach obedience, prevent excessive barking or help your dog learn their boundaries, these training collars may be able to help. There are 7 types of dog training collars which can help address an array of training needs. Each collar works differently, which means training will vary…

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Dangerous Dogs Act: What Breeds Are Covered?

Beware of Dog Sign

The dangerous dogs act was a law passed in the United Kingdom in 1991 aimed to try to reduce the number of dog attacks by specific breeds.Parliament stepped in to create this Act after a slew of incidences where serious injury or death resulted from dog attacks of a particularly aggressive breed that were uncontrolled. This legislative response was designed as a way to protect the people; however, over time many have come to see this Parliamentary Act as being discriminatory and ineffective. Let’s discuss some of the specifics regarding the dangerous dogs act and whether or not this was an effective response to a societal concern…

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Holistic Dog Food: Dogs Need A Balanced Diet Too

Holistic Dog Food

As pet owners become more informed as to the nutritional contents of their dog’s food, more owners are turning to holistic dog food as the answer. With the information provided here, readers will find out what makes a dog food holistic, why holistic foods are better for some dogs and some popular brands of holistic dog food….

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