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 Is Kennel Cough?

What Is Kennel Cough?

Is your dog coughing more than usual? If they are making a hacking sounds (like they have a hairball stuck in their throat) and your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups (or a common place like the groomer, dog park or pet store) and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable illness of Kennel cough…

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Cakes For Dogs: Let Your Pup Dig In

Dog in Party Hat

Pets have crossed the line from the animal world into the human world. It is not uncommon for people to refer to their pets as their “children”. We see evidence of this in the market of pet-related products from fashionable clothing and high-end accessories to pet insurance and pet cemeteries. It is no wonder that people also want to include their pets in family celebrations complete with party favors and cakes…

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Personalized Dog Totes: Droolworthy Gifts For Pet Lovers

Girls with dog tote bags

If you’re like my husband and me, you probably take your dog everywhere. When we visit family for the day, we bring our dog Sally along with us. That means we need to bring her food, food dish, water dish, treats, leash, harness and any toys she wants to bring along. Our back seat gets chaotic with everything just thrown in the vehicle. Having a dog tote bag for all of her stuff would make trips easier and more organized. And what’s cuter than getting a pet tote bag with your dog’s face on it? Check out these customizable pet totes to help you keep everything in one easy to grab spot. This would also make a great gift for your favorite dog lover…

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What Is Canine Bloat? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dog laying on back in grass (caption: What Is Canine Bloat?)

Canine bloat is a life-threatening illness that is fast acting. Knowing the symptoms beforehand is extremely important, so you catch it early and get your dog the care he needs. If you notice symptoms soon enough, your dog may be one of the few dogs to survive this terrible disease. Learn how you can help prevent canine bloat for your dog…

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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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Best Dental Chews For Dogs To Give Your Dog A Pearly White Smile

Dog chewing on dental stick: Best Dental Chews for Dogs

You walk in the door after a long day of work and your dog jumps on you and gives you all the puppy kisses in the world. How sweet, but man does her breath stink! Your sweet pup is just trying to show you how much she missed you, but you are not enjoying the affection because she needs a mint fast!

Thankfully, dog dental chews can help with this. Not only can they freshen your pup’s breath, but they can also help with gum health and reduce plaque and tartar build up…

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Pet Insurance Comparison 2019: Who’s Best?

Best Pet Insurance Comparison

As dog owners ourselves, we understand that the day to day expenses can add up and the cost of pet insurance is one that may appear unnecessary at first. Much like our health insurance, however, pet insurance is there when the moment comes that you need to fall back on the financial support an insurance plan can offer. And if you don’t have the plan already in place, you will likely find yourself in a tight spot…

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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 so extremely important. In a time of panic, you should be worrying about the health of your dog, not the number 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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ASPCA & Hartville Pet Insurance Reviews: When A Name Is Just A Name

Dog running through water with toy in mouth

You may have come across ASPCA Pet Insurance and wonder if it’s an excellent option since it has a prominent and trustworthy brand name. Or maybe you’re curious about Hartville Pet Insurance? While this brand may look different from ASPCA Pet Insurance, it is actually the same exact product sold under a different brand name. Confused? So were we before we took a closer look…

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