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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Rabies Symptoms In Dogs

Rabies Symptoms in Dogs

Is your dog foaming at the mouth and acting erratic? Hope not but as a kid that is how the symptoms of dog rabies was always described to me! So, what should we really watch for to keep our furry friends healthy and up to date on their vaccines? And do we need to watch out for infected animals that may be of danger to not only our pets, but us as well? Learn more about rabies and what you should do if your dog is bitten by an infected animal…

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How To Deal With Separation Anxiety In Dogs

How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs?

Unable to leave home without your dog destroying the place? Or maybe your neighbor calls your landlord to complain about the howling pup? If this story sounds familiar, there’s a chance your dog is suffering from separation anxiety. In this article, we will explain what dog separation anxiety is and how you can help your dog overcome her fears…

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Dog First Aid Kit: What Should You Include?

Dog first aid kit

You are hiking along with your dog when suddenly she trips over a rock and starts limping. What do you do? After all, when you go hiking or camping you probably bring a first aid kit because you never know when someone will trip on a rock and scrape their knee or twist an ankle. The same could – and did! – happen to your furry friend. So it’s just as important to have a first aid kit for dogs too. Learn some of the most common injuries for dogs and what to include in your dog emergency kit so you are prepared to help…

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Tips On How To Clean Dogs’ Ears

Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria and yeast due to the curvature of its ear. If debris becomes trapped in the dog’s ear, an infection may occur. This is why it’s extremely important to check your dog’s ears regularly. Learn how to clean your pup’s ears and why you might want to take care of this more regularly…

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Pup-arazzi: Best Dog Cameras: Pawbo vs Petzi vs Petcube vs Petchatz vs Furbo & More

Dogs with cameras on them

How would you like to see the world from your dog’s point of view? These doggie cameras allow you to do just that. Find a pet cam that can attach to your dog directly, or get a stationary camera that serves as a pet monitor to watch and film your dog’s movement throughout the day. So many high-tech options, how do you choose the best to meet your needs? Read our petcam reviews to find out.

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Pet Assure Reviews: How To Save 25% On Vet Bills

Pet Assure logo

Pet Assure offers an across-the-board 25% discount on all of your dog or cat’s vet bills at participating veterinarians. It can be used alone or in addition to your dog’s insurance. There’s no waiting period or exclusions; all pets are covered no matter their age, health or breed. Even pre-existing conditions are covered. So what’s the catch?…

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6 Of The Best Indestructible Dog Toys

Best Indestructible Dog Toys

One of the most frustrating parts of being a dog owner is buying a fun new toy for your dog only to find it destroyed within 5 minutes. That’s not only bad on the wallet but can also be dangerous for your dog. Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. So here are our top 5 recommendations for the toughest dog toys on the market…

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Life Expectancy Of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

Puppies drinking water

Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones…most of the time. Think about it. A human lives longer than a cat, which lives longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn’t this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. This is because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs though, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different and their lifespans reflect this…

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