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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.

Am I Ready For A Dog?

Girl and puppy

If you didn’t grow up with a dog, you might not know much about them — how much care they truly need. We encourage you to do your research, which it looks like you are since you came across this article. It’s important to educate yourself on pet ownership so you can make your life and your dog’s life better. So, are you ready for a dog? Find out what to consider before you jump in…

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How Much Exercise Does A Puppy Need?

Puppy playing with owner: How Much Exercise Does a Puppy Need?

Just like humans, puppies need exercise to feel better (both mentally and physically) and maintain their overall health. The amount of recommended exercise varies depending on your dog’s age, breed and medical condition. It’s important to be consistent with your exercise for puppies and to exercise them daily. Keep in mind, a bored puppy can become a mischievous puppy. Letting her expend that pent up energy is not only healthy for her but also good for you…

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What Is Distemper In Dogs And Cats? Should I Be Concerned?

Sick dog: Distemper in Dogs

Canine distemper is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that is 100% preventable. That’s why it’s so important to get your dog vaccinated as soon as possible. Canine distemper can be contracted easily from other dogs at various places, like the park, groomer or kennel. Find out how you can prevent your dog from contracting this terrible disease…

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Beagle: The Funny Breed

Beagle: The Funny Breed

“Snoopy didn’t start off being a beagle. It is just that beagle is a funny word.” -Charles M. Schulz
Schulz was right, beagle is a funny word, which is very fitting since the breed is rather funny as well. Beagles are known for their overall good health and single tracked mind. They like to follow their noses and see where it leads them. This can make them difficult to train but it is not impossible. Beagles are often used to hunt rabbits due to their keen sense of smell. Find out more details about the beagle breed…

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Puppy Behavior Problems: Stop Them Before They Begin

Puppy chewing on toy: Puppy Behavior Problems

Are you the proud parent of an adorable little puppy? This is a new realm for you and you’re probably unsure what normal puppy behavior should look like. Puppies (like people) obtain bad habits by being given love and affection constantly, which they need, but can also keep them from learning good habits. Similar to a baby when she cries, she may need fed or changed, but other times she may just want to be held. Which makes you feel great, but doesn’t always help your baby grow and become social with other people. Puppies are similar and need to learn how to behavior properly so they can grow into the great dogs we know they can be! So, lets nip these puppy behavior problems in the bud before they get out of control…

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What Is The Best Dog Treadmill To Get Your Pup In Shape?

Dog on treadmill

Did you know there are dog treadmills for sale that can help your pooch get in shape? A doggie treadmill has many benefits and can help dramatically improve the quality of your dog’s life. In fact, there are probably more benefits to owning a dog treadmill than you have considered. Read more to learn about treadmills for dogs and to find out which one we think is best for your furry friend…

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Acupuncture For Dogs: Can It Heal Your Dog?

Dog getting acupuncture

Wondering if dog acupuncture is a good idea for treating what ails your pup? The only one who can answer that question is a vet trained in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. However, we can teach you a little bit about TCVM, canine acupuncture and why you might want to consider it to help improve your pup’s health…

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Hyperkeratosis In Dogs: Does Your Dog Have Hairy Feet?

Dog paw with Hyperkeratosis

Hyperkeratosis is also known as hairy dog feet. This is probably self explanatory, but it’s called this because it looks like your dog is growing abnormal hairs on his skin. This can be a painful experience which is why it’s important to take your dog to the vet. There may be an underlying cause as to why your dog has hyperkeratosis…

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6 Tips for How to Stop a Puppy From Chewing

Puppy chewing on shoelace: How to Stop a Puppy From Chewing

Is your puppy chewing on everything? You’re not alone! Puppies (like babies) go through a teething process which lasts about 6 months. This is how your pup learns — by exploring this big world. But how do you stop her from destroying everything in your home? Try some of these tips to learn how to stop a puppy from chewing…

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What To Do If Your Dog Bites Someone

What To Do If Your Dog Bites Someone?

So many questions come to mind when you think about what would happen if your dog bit someone. What do I do to stop my dog? Is everyone ok? Do I need to call for help? Do I report the incident to someone? Could I get sued? Your dog biting someone could possibly be one of the worst things you could imagine. Not only could someone get seriously injured but your dog could be taken away from you. It’s important that you know what to do should your dog bite someone…

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