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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.

6 Foolproof Pet Photography Tips

Woman taking photo of dog in grass

We all want keepsakes of important moments, people or animals in our lives. That’s why learning to take better pictures of your pet is a great idea! Tired of those annoying flashbacks where your furry friend’s eyes look like something you’d see on Halloween? We know how you feel because we have lots of red eye pet pics too! Check out these 6 pet photography tips to help you get the photos you want to show off to others…

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Help! How Do I Housebreak My Puppy?

Puppy on sofa

Housebreaking a puppy can be stressful, but it’s also a great bonding experience for you and your pup. Just remember to be patient with her during this process. It’s harder for her than it is for you (even though you’re the one cleaning up the mess). Follow these tips and you’re sure to find success – together…

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Essential Guide To Lyme Disease In Dogs

Tick

We hear all about the dangers of Lyme disease but do we really know what it is? We’ll discuss everything you need to know about Lyme disease including what it is, who is at risk, how you can prevent it, its symptoms and more. Read on to learn about Lyme disease in dogs and humans…

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Heartworm Symptoms In Dogs

Mosquito heartworm bite

Heartworm disease is one of the most dangerous and life threatening diseases your dog could face. This is why prevention is critical to keeping your pup safe. Learn about what causes heartworms, the symptoms, treatment and how you can prevent your dog from becoming infected…

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Top Dog Interview – Malchik, A Sochi Dog Rescue Story

Malchik in grass

Malchik is one of the dogs saved from the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. He’s approximately 3.5 years old, according to his DNA test he is a Whippet-Beagle-Dalmation-German Shepherd-Mixed Breed mix and lives in North Carolina with another shelter dog named Finn. It took a day for him to travel from Sochi to Moscow and then he flew from Moscow to Dulles, Virginia. He’s been traveling ever since! He gets to go to work some days, he’s been to 9 states plus the District of Columbia in just over a year, and wants to have his story help other dogs in need. He’s a little 30 pound dynamo with lots to do! (Though he might get distracted by a squeaky toy from time to time)…

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How To Adopt A Dog

Dog in cage

You’re considering adopting a dog! And you are taking the time to research how to care for it before you’ve even adopted – way to go! We couldn’t be more pleased with your decision. There are many dogs in shelters just waiting for great homes like yours to call their own. Dog adoption is a fun experience but you also have many things to consider, like the age of dog you’re going to adopt. We’ll tell you what to expect for each age group to help you make your dog adoption experience a successful one full of love and joy…

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Dog Liability Insurance: Afraid Your Dog Will Bite Your Neighbor?

Toddler Petting Dog

Have you ever sat down to think about the liability involved in owning your sweet, friendly dog? You go out of your way to be a good dog owner. You provide a large fenced-in backyard, premium food, regular vet check-ups, daily exercise, and delicious treats. But is that enough responsibility as a dog owner? What would happen if one day the neighborhood children decide to visit your dog while you’re away at work? Imagine they decide to “play” with him by poking a stick between the fence pickets repeatedly until your dog has had enough. Then one of them wants to pet him. What if he snaps and bites the child? You’re responsible. As a dog owner you are legally responsible when your pet does something that harms another person. This doesn’t end at biting someone. You could still be held responsible if your dog became too excited and jumped on someone knocking them down and injuring them, or even decided to chase Sally on her bike until he causes an accident…

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What Is Kennel Cough?

What Is Kennel Cough?

Is your dog coughing more than usual? If your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable but stressful illness. Kennel cough is contracted when a dog inhales bacteria or virus particles. Their respiratory tract is coated with mucus that traps the particles, resulting in the voice box and windpipe becoming inflamed. Find out which symptoms to look for, ways to help your canine recover and more about the vaccines needed to keep you pet healthy…

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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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