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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.

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Healthy Paws is committed to helping homeless pets — so much so, it’s donated nearly $600,000 in grants to animal shelters and rescues across the U.S. A great selling point for a pet insurance company, for sure. But is Healthy Paws worthy of insuring your beloved pet? How does its coverage, service and cost compare to other top pet insurance companies?…

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Nationwide Pet Insurance Reviews: A Different Way Of Doing Pet Insurance?

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Petplan was our #1 pick for pet insurance for several years in a row due to its outstanding customer service, excellent coverage and low prices. However, competitors stepped up and offered more coverage for less money, pushing Petplan down out of the top 3. Several years ago, Petplan changed its underwriter, which caused a whirlwind of complaints from existing customers. Complaints revolve mainly around premiums increasing drastically and in some cases even doubling for existing customers…

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Dog Toilet 101: Why Your Dog May Need One

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Housetraining is part of being a responsible pet parent, but for some dog owners this task can come with obstacles and headaches. Adjusting to and overcoming these challenges can be difficult on both the dog and the owner. Thankfully, recent developments in the dog toilet industry offer pet owners more options…

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