Sadie Cornelius

Sadie is a dog mom to an adopted Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and has been dog sitting for more than 10 years. When not writing and doing graphic design for Canine Journal, she can be found traveling and doing pet photography for friends and family.

10 Rare Genetic Cat Diseases

Cat looking sick

Leila Hadziabdic is a Master’s student in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology. She joined the pet genomics company Basepaws in 2017 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. Leila’s job is to research and write feline genetic and health-related content, including this Canine Journal exclusive discussion about rare feline genetic disorders and how Cat DNA tests can help us dig into their health history…

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Interview with NomNomNow’s Chief Nutrition Officer, Dr. Justin Shmalberg

Dr. Shmalberg

Dr. Justin Shmalberg, board-certified veterinary nutritionist and Chief Nutrition Officer for NomNomNow. He guides NomNomNow in all recipe formulation and advises on pet nutrition to ensure that NomNomNow delivers the absolute best food to the dogs and cats they serve. Dr. Shmalberg is a practicing vet and a clinical associate professor of integrative veterinary medicine at a leading University. He has published numerous scientific papers in veterinary medicine, frequently lectures on nutritional topics to veterinarians and pet owners, and is one of less than 100 board-certified specialists in small animal clinical nutrition in the country. Dr. Shmalberg is a firm believer in the benefits of natural, wholesome food for pets…

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Top Dog Interview: Alfie Roméo

Alfie Roméo on skateboard

Alfie Roméo is an adorable Frenchie from California who claims to be a “promoter of laughter, silliness and smiles.” He and his brother Tobi will light up your Instagram feed with adorable photos of them playing and hamming it up for the camera. Learn more about their breed, tips on being famous and celebrity pups he admires in our latest top dog interview…

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Top Dog Interview: Shaq The Pug

Shaq the Pug with coffee

Our next Top Dog interview is with a dog who comes to us from Hollywood. Shaq the Pug (aka Allstar Shaq) is an adopted 4-year-old dog based in Los Angeles, California. His trendy photos and short yet hysterical captions make us laugh out loud. This is why we knew he’d be a great fit for our interview series. He’s short in stature but hilarious and we hope you enjoy learning more about his celebrity life and his rise to internet fame…

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Top Dog Interview: Renaldo Webb, Founder of PetPlate

Renaldo Webb, Founder of PetPlate

Renaldo Webb used to work as a consultant in the pet food industry. He saw firsthand how kibble was made and it shocked him. This is why he created PetPlate natural dog food. Renaldo pitched his ideas to the Sharks on ABC’s hit reality TV show, Shark Tank, and has been successfully helping deliver meals to happy pups ever since. Learn more about how he “cooked” up the idea and what he’s learned along the way in our latest Top Dog interview with the PetPlate founder…

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Pet Holidays: Always a Reason to Celebrate

Holidays for pets

If you haven’t noticed, we love dog holidays here at Canine Journal! The only thing better than human holidays are excuses to celebrate pets and pet awareness. For the past few years we’ve been sharing these occasions on social media (see our Pinterest board of them), but thought it would be nice for our readers to have them all in one place so you can reference them as needed and plan accordingly. So pet owners and animal lovers rejoice, here is your go-to guide to all the holidays this year and beyond…

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Top Dog: Django the Dog

Django the Dog in bed

In the past two years alone, Django lived in New York City, Portland, San Diego and Philadelphia. He’s eaten croissants in Paris and slurped up spaghetti in Italy. Django has hiked Joshua Tree National Park, taken selfies next to the Grand Canyon, seen the sunset in Santa Fe, and picked up girls in live music bars in Nashville. Read our exclusive interview to learn more about this globe-trotting pup in our latest Top Dog interview…

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