Kimberly Alt

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. She has been writing about dogs since 2014, covering subjects such as dog insurance, training, health, accessories and more. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing canine products and services. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs.

Kimberly grew up in a family that loved Labrador Retrievers and remembers running and playing in the yard with them as a child. In 2017, she and her husband adopted their Coonhound mix, Sally, from a local shelter. Kimberly's research was put to good use since Sally faced some aggression issues with other dogs and needed some training to be an inside dog. She worked daily with Sally and sought help from professionals to help Sally become the happy pup she is today.

One of Kimberly's favorite pastimes is spoiling Sally with new toys, comfy beds and yummy treats (she even makes homemade goodies for her). She tries to purchase the safest products for Sally and knows that each canine has their own specific likes and dislikes. Kimberly is passionate about dogs, and knows the bond between humans and canines is like no other.

What’s The Best Pet Insurance In North Carolina?

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North Carolina has some great outdoor opportunities for Fido, from hiking in the mountains to dipping your toes and paws in the Atlantic Ocean. Going on adventures with your best friend can create wonderful memories. That is, until disaster strikes. Protect yourself from financial disaster during all of your wonderful outdoor excursions with Fido in the Tar Heel State…

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How To Find A Reputable Dog Breeder

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Congratulations! Adding a new dog to your family is exciting, but you’ll want to know who you should avoid when searching for the perfect dog for you. Finding a breeder who has the best interests of the dog and you is absolutely crucial…

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Best Dog Subscription Box For Heavy Chewers: Barkbox Super Chewer vs Bullymake

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You get some new “tough” dog toys, and your dog absolutely loves them. But within minutes, stuffing is everywhere, squeakers are removed from the toys and your dog has destroyed $20 worth of new toys. We all know this situation far too well. Maybe you perform reconstructive “surgery” on the toy by duct taping it, but that only lasts a short period before your dog tears it to shreds all over again. So much for “tough.” Quit wasting your money on toys that barely last 5 minutes and start buying dog toys designed for heavy chewers…

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Best Pet Insurance In California: Find The Best Plan & Price

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There is so much to do in California with your pup, from hiking in the mountains to swimming in the ocean. However, that opens up the possibility of your dog having an accident. Stepping on a thorn bush, getting stung by a jellyfish or even having a skin irritation are not out of the realm of possibilities. This doesn’t mean you should keep your dog inside 24/7, though. Instead, you can protect your wallet with pet insurance and still go on all the adventures you can dream of with your best friend beside you. All of our top-ranked pet insurance providers offer coverage in California. The monthly premium is based on your dog’s breed, zip code, pre-existing health conditions, age and more…

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When To Switch A Puppy To Adult Food

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Switching a puppy to adult food isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. It can vary based on your dog’s breed, age and weight. We can help you determine when is the best time for you to switch your dog’s food and how to transition them successfully…

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Why Is My Dog Shaking Or Shivering?

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Ever wondered why your dog shakes all the time? For my dog, it seems to be right after I sweep the floor. It happens in slow motion. I put the broom away, my dog gets up, and she gives a long shake. I picture her saying, “You missed a spot, Mom,” as I watch each hair slowly fly off of her body and drop to my wooden floors that were spotless just a moment ago. So why is she shaking? Does she know I just cleaned the floors? Is she purposely trying to negate my hard work? Of course not, but she could be shaking due to one of the reasons we cover below…

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