Kimberly Alt

Growing up, Kimberly used to get the sniffles when she was around dogs. Thankfully, she grew out of her allergy and is now able to play and snuggle with dogs as much as she wants! She and her husband adopted Sally, a four-year-old hound mix, in early 2017, and she has brought so much joy into their lives. Life as pet parents has been very rewarding.

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 their breath stink! Your sweet pup is just trying to show you how much they missed you, but you are not enjoying the affection because they need a mint fast! Thankfully, dog dental chews can help with this. Not only can they freshen your pup’s breath, they can also help with gum health and reduce plaque and tartar build up…

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Embark DNA vs Wisdom Panel 3.0: Our Firsthand Experience Winner

Embark Dog DNA vs Wisdom Panel boxes

When we adopted our dog Sally we were so curious about her family history, breed makeup and any potential health concerns. Not knowing her entire history or even what breed(s) she is was a bit of a concern for us because it would make vet forms a bit more challenging to fill out plus we wouldn’t know what types of illnesses to watch out for. When Michelle (the founder of Canine Journal) asked if I’d like to do a DNA test for Sally I got very excited and immediately said yes…

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Pet Insurance Comparison 2018: 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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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

Sally licking dad's face

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

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38 Pet Insurance Stats & Facts

Dog with reading glasses on

Pet insurance industry growth can likely be attributed to the increasing cost of veterinary care as well as the increased number of pet insurance companies. Also, premiums remain super affordable with most plans. We review the major players in pet insurance every quarter and thought it’d be fun and helpful for our readers to see some commonalities throughout the industry. Below are some pet insurance trends that fascinated us that we’d like to share with you…

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Fireworks and Dogs: Tips to Keep Fido Calm

Fireworks: My Dog is Scared of Fireworks

Is your dog scared of fireworks? She’s not alone! Although fireworks are a fun, exciting sight for us humans, for dogs they’re typically the opposite. The unexpected, loud noise can often create stress and anxiety for your dog. Before the fireworks are lit, be sure to understand what your dog is experiencing…

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Bulldog: Get The Low Down On This Breed

Bulldog: Bulldog Breed Guide

The bulldog is used as a mascot for hundreds of universities and schools. Typically mascots are meant to be intimidating but this couldn’t be farther from the truth for bulldogs. Although in the past this breed was more aggressive, today, bulldogs are sweet and kind that it’s impossible to picture them as aggressive! Learn more about this lovable breed…

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