Julie Fritz

Julie is a writer and researcher for Canine Journal and the team's dental expert. With over 15 years in the dental field and her love of human's best friend, she has found a unique passion for learning all there is to know about dogs' dental health and brings that knowledge to our readers. She also enjoys writing in-depth breed-specific articles and researching products and information to help pet parents care for their pups. Growing up, she enjoyed living in a house that always had a Brittany Spaniel and is very happy now when she gets to spoil the dogs in her life with love and snuggles. Her professional writing career began in 2012, and today, she enjoys writing about a variety of things, from blogging about her family to informative articles about dogs, technology, events, and healthcare. In her free time, you might find her hiking, trail running, biking, or swimming. You might also find her in the kitchen, where she loves to cook and bake for her family and friends.

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Bladder Stones In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

It can be a terrifying moment when you realize your dog has blood in his urine. But did you know that bladder stones might be the culprit? They’re more common than you may think, and luckily, there are lots of treatment options you and your vet can discuss. Learn what you can do to help your pup get rid of them and keep them from coming back…

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German Shepherd Guide: Life Span, Temperament, Colors, Size, Shedding & More

The German Shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche, from the family dog to a working service dog. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Is it their loyalty, confidence, courage, or ability to learn? We take a look at the history, appearance, temperament, and needs of the German Shepherd.

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Guide To The Best Dogs For Seniors: Considerations In Picking A Pup

The later years of life can be lonely for some people. Finding a furry companion may be just the thing to help you enjoy life at this stage a little more. However, it’s crucial to consider which type of dog is best suited for a senior lifestyle and your specific situation.

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Best Pet Insurance In CT (Connecticut): Companies Reviewed In Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford & More

Connecticut offers its residents an excellent quality of life with an impressive educational system, a healthier than the average population, low crime rates, and many opportunities to enjoy outdoor and indoor adventures with your pup. However, just because you have increased well-being in the Constitution State, you and your dog can still experience medical emergencies. Protecting your finances from the cost of unexpected care with pet insurance can help you avoid choosing between what your pet needs and how much it costs for treatment. Check out our picks for the top-ranked pet insurance companies offering coverage in Connecticut.

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Italian Greyhound: Size, Color, Cost, Lifespan & More

The Italian Greyhound, known by lovers as an “IG” or an “Iggy” for short, is a well-loved sighthound. This toy breed may be a small and slender dog, but it possesses quite a talent for hunting and can be a perfect companion dog both for individuals and families.

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Golden Retriever: One Of The Most Popular Family Dogs

The Golden Retriever is known for being one of the most popular family dog breeds, but what puts this breed in such high demand? Our experts look at what distinguishes this breed from others, including their intelligence level and trainability. Learn more about this lovable dog and what it takes to have one in your home.

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Poodle Guide: Toy, Miniature, Standard, Teacup, Shedding, Grooming, Life Span & More

Depending on whom you ask, the Poodle is considered one of the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? This unique breed includes three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy, and is an excellent choice for people with allergies. Read on to find out more about Poodles’ characteristics, including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence, and overall temperament.

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Guide To The Best Family Dogs: For Kids, By Size, Hypoallergenic & More

Are you on the hunt for the best family dog? There’s no quick answer, but this guide can help you learn some of the top breeds for families, what makes them great, and how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great family dogs, but just because a dog is characteristically great with families doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for yours.

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Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds: Best Dogs For People With Allergies

Do you love dogs, but your allergies don’t? Lots of people are allergic to pets. According to Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research (AAIR), 10% to 20% of the worldwide population are allergic to cats and dogs, and that rate is increasing. If you suffer from being allergic to dogs, that doesn’t mean you have to live life without a furry friend. You may have success with allergy-friendly dogs or some “hypoallergenic” breeds.

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Congestive Heart Failure In Dogs

Did you know heart problems can be just as severe for your dog as they can be for you? Congestive Heart failure can leave your pup feeling sluggish and out of breath. Understanding the signs, symptoms and treatment will help you keep your dog as active and comfortable as possible…

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Hypothyroidism In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Thyroid issues are a common concern for humans, but did you know that they can affect your dog too? Hypothyroidism can make your dog feel sluggish, along with a slew of other side effects. It’s essential to know about causes, symptoms, and treatment so you can keep your pup healthy…

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Allergy Shots For Dogs: Cytopoint, Immunotherapy, Cost, Side Effects & More

Allergies can be as frustrating for dogs as they are for humans. However, there are a lot of excellent options for treatment, including allergy shots for dogs. This effective treatment can help give your pup some relief and, in some cases, even cure him. We give you all the information you need to work with your vet to make the right allergy treatment decision for your furry friend.

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