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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French Bulldog Guide: Cost, Lifespan, Colors, Temperament, Size & More

Companion dogs can be some of the most loving and favored pups you can bring into your home. The French Bulldog is one of the most popular of this type of dog, bred only for the pleasure of their company. But what makes this dog so lovable? We’ll go over the characteristics of this dog and what makes them a favorite among pet parents.

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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 Dog Shampoo For Allergies: For Itchy Skin, Oatmeal, Medicated & More

Skin allergies can be a chronic concern that can leave your pup feeling itchy and uncomfortable. Luckily, you can consider a shampoo for dogs with skin allergies to help ease the discomfort and irritation your dog may be experiencing. We’ve got the information you need to help you decide which shampoo is right for your pup.

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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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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.

Border Collie (caption: Border Collie Guide)

Border Collie: A Smart And High-Energy Breed

When it comes to working dog breeds, few dogs work like the Border Collie. This intelligent breed, a herder by nature, originates from Scotland and England and is recognized for its incredible work ethic. Our experts give you the inside scoop on Border Collies so you can learn more about them and decide if this is the right breed for you.

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How Much Does A Dog Teeth Cleaning Cost? Average Cost For Dental Cleaning & Extraction

Just like humans, dogs need to have their teeth cleaned to make sure they stay healthy. This preventative dental treatment can be an excellent way to help keep your pup’s smile happy and healthy. But you may be wondering, how much does dog teeth cleaning cost? We explore the need for this essential type of dental care and what you can expect with dog dental cleaning costs.

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Does My Dog Have Gum Disease?

Did you know that gum disease is the most common disease affecting pet dogs? Estimates show that more than two-thirds of dogs over three years old have some form of periodontal disease. This disease can be silently destructive, eating away the supporting structures around the teeth without apparent signs and symptoms until it’s gone past the point for reversing its effects. If it goes too far, perfectly healthy teeth can be lost because nothing will hold them in place. Do you know how to protect your dog from gum disease?

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Does My Dog Have A Tooth Infection?

Teeth are an essential part of your dog’s body and play a significant role in their health. When dogs have healthy teeth, they can get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy and strong. When their teeth aren’t healthy, it affects total body health and can cause discomfort. Do you know how to check your dog’s teeth for an infection?

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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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