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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Can Dogs Eat Avocado? A Heart-Healthy Snack Or Cause For Concern?

Avocados are widely known for being a healthy fruit packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients. But do you know if what’s healthy for humans is also good for your dog? Before giving this tasty treat to your furry friend, learn more about the dos and don’ts of dogs and avocado.

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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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Pyoderma In Dogs: Skin Disease Causes & Treatments

It can be unnerving to see your pup with patches of irritated skin and bumps. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, you definitely won’t know how to deal with it. Pyoderma could be the culprit, so you may want to familiarize yourself with this condition. Understanding the causes and symptoms may help you make the right decisions for your dog’s health…

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Parvo Treatment Cost And Success Rate For Dogs And Puppies: From Home To Yard To Vet

Canine parvovirus (also called ‘parvo’) is a severe, highly contagious virus that mostly affects puppies and can be deadly. As with any medical concern you may face with your pup, you may have questions about the cost. Our experts take a look at what you need to know when it comes to the costs of diagnosing, treating, and preventing parvovirus in dogs.

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4Knines Seat Cover Review: Dog Covers For Cars, SUVs, & Trucks & SUV Cargo Liners

It’s always fun to take your pup on outdoor adventures. One potential downside is that they can get filthy. Unfortunately, those dirty pups have to get home, and it might be at the expense of your clean car. Car seat covers are a great way to keep your vehicle clean while giving your pup a comfortable place to ride. Here is our 4Knines seat cover review to help you decide if one of their products could work best for your needs.

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Sunday Lawn Care Review: Do Their Pet-Safe Lawn Products Work?

Having a luscious green lawn and keeping your pets safe from chemical fertilizers can be tricky. At Sunday Lawn Care, their mission is to “support the whole ecosystem for a beautiful lawn that’s full of life.” Included in that is making your lawn safe for your pets and family to enjoy. Our experts review this pet-safe lawn care product line to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.

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5 Steps To Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth (A Complete Guide)

After a long day, what dog owner doesn’t love the joyful welcome they receive from their beloved pets when they walk in the door? But when you bend down to greet your happy hound, does their bad doggy breath make you cringe? That halitosis could be more than just a sign that Fido ate something he shouldn’t have. Often bad breath, just as for humans, is a sign that your dog’s dental health is not what it should be. So what does a responsible dog owner do…

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What Are The Most Intelligent And Smartest Dog Breeds In The Word?

What makes dogs smart? Is it their ability to learn new tricks, or how well they obey commands? However you see it, the truth is some dogs are more intelligent than others. So, let’s take a look at the world’s smartest dogs — at least the consensus on the top breeds when it comes to canine intelligence testing. Though it shouldn’t be the only determining factor, it may help you decide if you want to make one of these breeds a part of your home. 

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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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Can Dogs Get Lice? Tips And Tools To Protect Your Dog

Lice are an uncomfortable experience for humans, but did you know they can affect dogs too? Unfortunately, dogs can have issues with lice. You need to know what the signs and symptoms are and how to prevent and treat lice so you can keep your furry friend safe and healthy…

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