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.

Bringing Sally Home: Our Dog Adoption Process

Sally the dog with pup parents Kimberly & Pat

My husband and I went to the local Humane Society on a Saturday morning, after waiting years for the right time to get a dog. In the past, we moved around a lot and just didn’t feel it was the right time for us to care for another living creature. After getting a permanent home for ourselves and also getting our schedules to slow down, we knew it was the perfect time to grow our family…

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Best Dog Seat Belts, Car Seats and Harnesses

Dog sitting in front seat in car harness

I’ve driven by many vehicles where I see a dog sitting on the driver’s lap, obstructing their view. Honestly, it makes me quite nervous. While it’s adorable to see the dog loving the ride with their head out the window, it’s actually quite dangerous. If an accident occurred, the dog could be seriously injured or worse, not to mention the people involved as well…

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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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Dog Evolution History: Where Do Dogs Come From?

Old photo of woman and dogs in her lap

Ever look down at your dog and wonder where she came from? We’re not talking about who her parents were, but something deeper than that. While human evolution is a hot topic, what about dog evolution? Did dogs evolve from another animal or were they created by a greater being and placed on Earth to be our best friends? While there is a great deal of conflict on this subject, there are some answers we can give you about dog evolution…

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French Bulldog: Why Are They Rising In Popularity?

French Bulldog in girl's lap

The French Bulldog is among the most popular dog breeds because they are low energy and adaptable to any home, even a small apartment. They are also comfortable living with individuals or families. What makes this dog so lovable? We’ll go over the characteristics of this dog and what makes them a favorite among pet parents…

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Petplan vs Pets Best: Who’s Best In Class?

Trupanion vs Petplan

Petplan and Pets Best are 2 of the best pet insurance companies offering great coverage, competitive prices and quick claim repayments. So how do you choose between the two? As always, be sure to get your own quote to get an idea of what each will cost you. Additionally, consider the criteria we’ve laid out in this comparison below…

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Petnostics Review: Urine Tests For Dogs

iPhone app and Petnostics cup

Petnostics became well-known from its appearance on the popular television show Shark Tank. If your pet suffers from bladder infections, urinary tract infections, kidney stones or any other urine-analysis related illness, this test may save you money. Instead of going to the vet before you know whether something is really wrong with your dog, Petnostics urine test strips for dogs can be used at home and save you the cost and time associated with initial vet diagnostics…

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Is my dog anxious or does she get car sick?

We adopted a 3-year-old hound mix last week and her name is Sally Bellatrix, Sally B for short. She has been absolutely wonderful, but is not too fond of the car. We live about 40 minutes from the shelter and she made it home fine. We took her on a 30 minute drive to the …

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PetHub Reviews: More Information on One Tag

PetHub on dog with phone

Does your dog have an allergy that you want to include on her ID tag to keep her safe in case she gets away? Sadly, there’s not enough room on her current tag. PetHub tags may be a good solution for you. These tags allow you to include more information than the generic pet ID tag by connecting it with a scannable code to a web page. That way, if your pet goes missing, the person who finds your pet can be made aware of any important information and be able to contact you immediately to reunite you with your furry friend. But first, let’s find our more about how these tags work…

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