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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.

Personalized Dog Totes: Droolworthy Gifts For Pet Lovers

Girls with dog tote bags

If you’re like my husband and me, you probably take your dog everywhere. When we visit family for the day, we bring our dog Sally along with us. That means we need to bring her food, food dish, water dish, treats, leash, harness and any toys she wants to bring along. Our back seat gets chaotic with everything just thrown in the vehicle. Having a dog tote bag for all of her stuff would make trips easier and more organized. And what’s cuter than getting a pet tote bag with your dog’s face on it? Check out these customizable pet totes to help you keep everything in one easy to grab spot. This would also make a great gift for your favorite dog lover…

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What Is Canine Bloat? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Dog laying on back in grass (caption: What Is Canine Bloat?)

Canine bloat is a life-threatening illness that is fast acting. Knowing the symptoms beforehand is extremely important, so you catch it early and get your dog the care he needs. If you notice symptoms soon enough, your dog may be one of the few dogs to survive this terrible disease. Learn how you can help prevent canine bloat for your dog…

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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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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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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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Rover Dog Sitting Reviews: Other Options Besides A Kennel

Pet sitter with dog

Taking a last minute trip but need your dog cared for while you’re away? You call the kennel, but they’re already booked up for the weekend. What other options do you have? Through pet sitting sites like Rover you can connect with pet sitters in your local area, giving you the opportunity to meet and make bookings for them to watch your dog while you’re away. But how safe are services such as Rover compared to taking your dog to the kennel?…

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