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.

Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt? (Is It An Unhealthy Habit?)

Puppy sniffing dirt (caption: Why do dogs eat dirt?)

Dogs love digging holes in the ground, but what happens if they take it a step further and eat the dirt? In addition to making them a muddy mess, is ingesting soil harmful to your pup? First, you need to determine the frequency of your dog’s dirt disposition. If your dog consumes soil infrequently, it’s probably fine (but it’s always good to discuss this with your vet). However, if your dog routinely devours dirt, there may be cause for concern…

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Legitimate Emotional Support Animal Registration

Girl traveling and holding dog in her lap with blanket

Studies show that being around dogs can help relax and calm people in as little as 10 minutes. It’s no wonder that people suffering from anxiety and depression commonly use dogs as emotional support animals. Find out how to accurately obtain emotional support animal documentation and provide proof that your condition requires the need for an animal when renting a home or traveling…

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AKC Pet Insurance & PetPartners Review: Does It Offer The Best Coverage At The Lowest Price?

Lab looking serious (caption: AKC Pet Insurance & PetPartners Review)

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is well-known in the pet world for its expertise in breed, health and training for dogs. PetPartners, Inc. partnered with AKC in 2003 and administers AKC Pet Insurance. But, in 2009, they also started selling the exact same pet insurance policy under their own brand name: PetPartners. So, you can choose which brand name you’d prefer to represent your pet without any change in coverage. But, regardless of the brand name, what does this policy cover? That’s precisely what we’ll dive into here…

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