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.

Pet Insurance Reviews 2019: Cost & Coverage Comparisons For All Companies

Pet Insurance Reviews and 2 dogs

Fido just leaped for a frisbee and now he’s limping. What’s wrong with him? Do I need to take him to the vet? How much will it cost? This is why pet insurance is extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the amount of money in your bank account. We rate the biggest names in the pet insurance industry based on our own research and provide you with a summary of what each company offers as well as pros and cons for each…

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It? (Comprehensive Guide)

Dog At Vet: Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

There’s info all over the web about pet insurance, and more companies than you can count on two hands (or paws) that provide it, but when it comes right down to it, do you really need pet insurance? Is it worth it? We turn pet insurance inside out and upside down as we look at how it works, why you might need it, what it covers, how much it costs, and which providers we recommend…

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What’s The Best Home Security System For Pet Owners?

Man holding smart phone with security camera footage on screen (caption: Best Home Security System For Pet Owners)

A home security system can’t just protect you, it can protect your pet. If you’re not home, for example, a monitored smoke alarm can have the authorities respond in time to get your pets out safely. And you can turn a security camera into a “pet cam” by aiming it at the crate or room where your pet stays while you’re gone, so you can keep an eye on them in realtime…

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What To Do If My Dog Can’t Get Up

Dog laying in grass (caption: What to do if My Dog Can't Get Up)

Witnessing your dog being unable to stand up suddenly can be very alarming. This can happen as dogs age, or it could be the result of an injury or illness. Instead of brushing it off and seeing if it gets better with time, call your vet and schedule an appointment immediately. It could be something you can fix, but you don’t want to wait too long because time is of the essence and your dog could be experiencing pain. The sooner you determine the cause, the sooner your dog can hopefully start feeling her happy self again…

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Personalized Dog Tags For Pets: Identification For Your Dogs

Best Dog Tags

Jake loves moving around, and that jangle from his collar and ID tag keeps you up at night, so you decide to remove it. You take him on his walk the next morning and forget to put his name tag back on. No big deal, you’ve forgotten a hundred times. However, this time, Jake spots a rabbit and pulls hard enough to break free from your grasp. He’s on the loose, and the worst has happened, he’s out of your sight. Not only is your best friend lost, but he’s also tagless. If someone does find him, they won’t know how to get him back to you. That’s why it’s important for our dogs to always have their ID tags on them…

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