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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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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Best Dog Toothpaste: Enzyme, Baking Soda, Homemade, And More

Dental home care is an essential part of caring for your pup. But how do you know which toothpaste you should use? The choices can be overwhelming. Our experts can help you weed through the products to find the right dog toothpaste for your pup.

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Dog Tumors: Signs, Types, Diagnosis & More

Fear sets in when you feel a lump or bump on your dog that you haven’t felt before. Thoughts of your dog having a tumor take over. But keep in mind that growths and masses are common with dogs, and not all dog tumors are cancerous. We’ll help answer some of your questions about the signs, symptoms, and types of tumors in dogs, as well as what to expect when you see your veterinarian — a prompt vet appointment is important with any abnormal mass or growth you notice on your dog. 

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Best Snuffle Mat For Dogs For Mental Stimulation

Hunting and foraging is an instinct for many dogs, but our pet pups don’t need to go looking for food. Using a dog foraging mat, aka a snuffle mat, allows you to put those instincts to use while increasing mental and physical stimulation. We’ve got all the information you need to find the right snuffle mat for the furry friend in your life.

Goldendoodles with Walkee Paws in snow and rain (Caption: Walkee Paws Dog Leggings Review)

Walkee Paws Review: The Best Choice For Paw Protection?

As humans, we understand the need to protect our feet from the elements. The same goes for our pups. It’s essential to be aware of the potential hazards when walking your dog on hot pavement or icy sidewalks. Dog shoes can help keep your dog’s feet safe, and Walkee Paws waterproof dog leggings, as seen on Shark Tank, might be the right choice for you.

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Petcube Camera Review: Models, App, FAQs & More

The Petcube cameras have a lot to offer pet owners who want to keep an eye on their furry friends. With several Petcube cameras to choose from, you can buy a camera to meet your specific needs. If you want to make sure you can see your pup, play with him, or give him treats from a distance, Petcube has you covered. Our experts review the pros and cons, different models, app, and more to help see if Petcube is the pet cam for you.

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Traveling With Dogs In The Car Safely

Road trips can be a lot of fun, and staying safe while traveling in your car is a priority. We all think about wearing our seatbelts and following the rules of the road. But how often do you think about how to keep your dog safe in the car? Focusing on traveling safely with your pup in the car will help you all have a better time and enjoy your trip.

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Why Does My Dog Walk Backwards?

Dogs have a lot of interesting behaviors. Sometimes these can be a sign of something severe, and other times it can just be a quirk. The same is true of a dog walking backwards. If your pup is exhibiting this behavior, we’ll help you understand what it could mean for him.

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Why Do Dogs Howl? Find Out Which Dogs Howl, Why & How To Stop It

Dogs use vocalization to express all kinds of emotions. Yips, barks, muffled snorts, and even sneezes all have meanings that a dog is trying to convey. The most primal, hair-raising sound a dog makes comes from deep in his throat when he holds his nose high, purses his lips, and howls like a wolf. But, what does it mean, and why do dogs howl?

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How To Deal With Dog Aggression Towards Other Dogs

Having an aggressive dog can cause a lot of concerns for owners. Often, it can be challenging to take your dog on walks or into any public setting when you’re always concerned about approaching other dogs. This scenario puts stress on you and your dog and makes it feel like an impossible situation. There is hope. Lots of dogs respond positively to different training techniques and programs. Get informed and start working toward what might work for your furry friend…

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What Is The Most Expensive Dog In The World? Priciest Breeds And Puppies

Some dog owners are willing to pay a hefty price for the pup of their dreams. But, how much is too much to pay for the doggie love of your life? Many of us have to draw the line somewhere, but some people think you can’t put a price on love or a puppy. Our experts explore the outlandish prices of the top 10 most expensive dog breeds.

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