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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.

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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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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Pet Insurance Quotes: Compare Different Breeds And Ages

Dog Breeds

Our team worked hard to secure insurance quotes for many different types of pets, breeds and ages and have reported them here in comparison tables. Please keep in mind that your pet, especially if they are older and/or have pre-existing conditions, will not necessarily fit perfectly into this pricing model. We also want to mention that customer service is an important factor to consider, not just cost alone. Lastly, we encourage you to obtain quotes from the top 3 pet insurance companies to give you an idea of what your monthly premiums would be through each. We’ve made an easy to use quote form below to help you with this…

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Dog Urine Test: Petnostics And PetConfirm Reviews

PetConfirm test restults

A pet urine test, gives you the results of urinalysis related illness including bladder infections, kidney stones and urinary tract infections. This can be very handy for pet owners whose dogs experience UTIs frequently. Instead of taking your dog to the vet for a dog UTI test, you can conduct one at home by purchasing a urine test for dogs and then administer your dog’s medication when needed. There are two companies we’d like to discuss about their urinalysis test for dogs: Petnostics and PetConfirm…

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Best Pet Sitting Websites 2019: DogVacay vs Rover vs Care vs Fetch vs PetSitters

Going out of town for vacation? Working long hours and don’t have time to get home to take out Fido? Dog-sitting services are like Airbnb for pups giving them the luxury of a home-stay with the freedom and attention they deserve while you’re away. Some even offer other services like grooming, walking and training. Much preferable to a crowded kennel or ruffing it in a cage. Find out how much top pet sitting websites cost, where geographically they’re available and which is the best fit for your needs…

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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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