Sadie Cornelius

Sadie leads the charge on brand management, graphic design, social media strategy, and other PR and marketing initiatives. She has more than 15 years of digital and traditional media experience for a wide range of companies and industries. Sadie graduated from the Moody School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's in Advertising and a business concentration from UT's McCombs School Of Business. Sadie has covered dog-related topics for Canine Journal since 2012. She is proud to share her personal experiences, resources, and information with fellow pet parents to help them make the best decisions for their fur-babies. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and dozens of regional news organizations. Her love of pets started from an early age with her childhood cocker spaniel and cats. She is currently a dog mom to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and lives in Washington DC. As a professional dog sitter for more than a decade, Sadie has cared for dozens of canines of various breeds, sizes, and temperaments. The responsibility of caring for others' pets has helped her understand the importance of giving animals a loving home. When not creating infographics and helping behind the scenes at Canine Journal, you can find her traveling (with her canine, of course), taking photos (including pet photography), and going to nearby parks and patios with her husband and dog.

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Dog Car Sickness: Natural Remedies, Nausea Medicine & More Tips For Puppies Throwing Up

Do you envy fellow dog owners who can take their dogs everywhere in the car? You’ve tried, but your dog gets car sick. It’s a challenging problem for both you and your pup, but rest assured — there are steps you can take. And, you’re not alone. There are multiple reports that state that one in five dogs suffers from motion sickness. How can you help your dog’s car sickness (and save yourself the headache of cleaning up from your dog throwing up in the car)? Read on to learn our tips to nip dog car sickness in the bud.

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Dog Body Language Guide: What Is Your Dog Trying To Tell You?

Dogs can’t talk, but they have an effective way of communicating with their body language, showing signals to indicate their feelings. As we learn to recognize how dogs communicate, we can better understand what our furry friend is telling us. You don’t have to be Cesar Millan to know when a pup is happy, hurt, or angry. Dog facial expressions and dog tail and ear languages are ways to find out what your dog might be thinking. 

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Dog Sitting Tips For Parents: How To Ensure The Best Care Possible

Looking to use a dog sitting service like Rover? It’s a convenient alternative to putting your dog in the kennel and gives Fido the luxury of hanging out in a loving home while you’re away. I don’t have pets myself, but having dog sat hundreds of hours for dozens of dogs over the years, I’ve learned a few things that are useful for owners to know before dropping your pet off with a caregiver. Hopefully, these tips for dog parents will help ensure that their sitters are well-prepared to give furry friends the best care possible (while giving you ultimate peace of mind too)…

Interview With Rob Jackson, Co-Founder of Healthy Paws

Rob Jackson, Co-Founder of Healthy Paws (our top-ranked pet insurance company, has more than 20 years in the pet insurance industry. He also has a huge heart and soft spot for helping pets in need. Learn how he’s been able to leverage his experience to fuel his passion and make a difference for pets everywhere in our interview with Rob…

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Do Figo Pet Insurance Promo Codes, Seasonal Discounts, Or Other Deals Exist?

If you found this, you’re probably on a hunt to get pet insurance for your furry family member. And if you’re like us, you’re looking to score the best possible deal before you purchase. Well, if you’re interested in a Figo Pet Insurance discount, you may be in luck. Are there seasonal discounts? Is there a Black Friday deal that might be better? We’re your source for the latest Figo promo codes.

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Best Pet Insurance In Massachusetts: Companies Reviewed In Boston, Worcester, And More

Despite the cold, snowy winters in Massachusetts, the state is relatively pet-friendly. With Boston’s cobblestone streets, seaside beaches in Cape Cod, and mountainous hikes in the Berkshires, this New England state has a diversity of options. But what should you expect when you insure your dog in Massachusetts to secure peace of mind should an accident or illness occur? All of our top-ranked pet insurance providers offer coverage in Massachusetts. Your monthly premium is based on your dog’s breed, zip code, pre-existing conditions, and more. We’ve provided some information and stats for you to consider before signing up with a company.

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Liz Watson Talks About ASPCA Pet Insurance

You have many options when it comes to pet insurance. But Liz Watson shares compelling reasons to consider ASPCA’s Pet Insurance. As Vice President of Crum & Forster (the parent company for ASPCA Pet Insurance), Liz leads the way for one of the nation’s top name pet insurance providers. Find out what sets the company apart and how you can save money while saving your pet’s life…

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How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog? (Plus 8 Bathing Tips)

Splish splash, does your dog need a bath? Most humans shower once a day, but how often should you wash your dog? We’ll get down and dirty with the facts on how to keep your furry friend looking fresh and clean to ensure a happy, healthy pup.

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Common Dog Health Issues You Must Know

No two dogs are alike. Likewise, no two dog breeds are alike, especially when it comes to their health. Dog health problems range from infections to cancers, and it’s up to you as pet parents to keep your companions happy and healthy by understanding some common dog illnesses and diseases. See below for the most common types of dog health issues, and make sure to take immediate action if you think something serious is wrong with your dog.

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4 Holiday Pet Hazards & Tips To Avoid Them

While the holidays can be the most festive season for us, they can also be the most hazardous time of year for our four-pawed family members. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to help make sure your dear dog or cat enjoys a healthy, happy holiday season.

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The Importance Of An Annual Dog Checkup

If you have a dog, then they may be like a child: you spoil them rotten and care for them deeply. Since your pet is that important to you, then their health should be just as important. We don’t mean just taking them out on walks, feeding them a balanced diet, and pampering good dogs with toys and treats, although those are all important too. We mean being proactive and taking them to the vet regularly for checkups.

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