Sally Jones

Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and began her 25-year writing career as a grad student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. She’s been a pet parent since college years (and spent her whole childhood with pets).

Now as a parent of two teenagers, she’s made sure to raise her daughters to learn how to love and care for pets (and other animals) in the most responsible and loving ways. As a result, she and her daughters now have 5 rescued dogs and cats who essentially rule their home! Sally has also volunteered over the years to help raise funds for various animal nonprofit organizations.

How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog?

Many people think that dogs and cats are better protected from the cold because of their fur, but that’s not the case. Our furry companions are just as susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite as we are, so you need to keep them safe inside once temperatures drop. But what temperature is too cold for dogs? And when you inevitably have to take them out to potty (and for exercise), what’s the best way to protect them?

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?

Dog being licked on the ground (caption: Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?)

We’ve all heard the expression “licking one’s wounds” (meaning to recover after defeat or embarrassment). It’s believed that this saying originated hundreds of years ago from people observing animals licking their injuries after a predator’s attack. Have you ever wondered why dogs and other animals lick wounds in the first place? And is it beneficial or harmful to their healing?…

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CBD Dosage For Dogs: Clearing Up The Confusion

King Kalm DBD oil (caption: CBD Dosage For Dogs)

Choosing the correct CBD dose for your dog can be pretty confusing. First of all, each company’s dosing guidelines can vary widely because the concentration of CBD varies in the oils they produce. The dosage can also differ depending on the condition you’re trying to treat. For example, higher doses are typically recommended for more serious health conditions and lower doses for occasional anxiety or general well-being. And of course, you have your dog’s weight and underlying health issues to take into consideration…

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What Can Dogs Drink Besides Water? Fun Alternatives For Happy Hour

Dog sittine next to glass of beer (caption: Guide to what Dogs Can Drink)

Have you ever thought about sharing your beverages, adult or otherwise, with your dog? Fresh water, of course, is the best way to keep your dog hydrated, but what else can dogs drink? You might be surprised at the number of human beverages that are no-gos. There are some dog-safe options for your pup’s own happy hour, but the bottom line is that water really is the best drink for your dog. If you want to occasionally splash some juice or gravy into their water, that’s fine, but trust us – your pup will be just as happy getting an approved canine treat to enjoy with their water as they will taking a sip of your beverage…

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King Kanine Review: The Best CBD Oil & Treats For Pets?

Bella the dog with bottle of CBD oil (caption: King Kanine Review)

CBD oils and treats for dogs are one of the fastest-growing, all-natural remedy trends this year. Based on what pet CBD experts say, one of the most trusted manufacturers for these products is King Kanine — a company founded in 2015 that specializes in a select few all-natural pet CBD and grooming products. King Kanine claims their products contain the purest CBD (0% THC) and all-natural ingredients you’ll find, but do their oils, treats and other CBD products — and company practices — live up to what they promise?

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Dog Farting: Causes And Ways To Remedy Too Much Gas

Terrier tail in air while farting (caption: Dog Farting: Causes & Cures)

Help, my dog is farting a lot! Although typically not a big health concern, gas in dogs can be a real nuisance to live with (not to mention embarrassing when you have company over). Whether your dog is silent but deadly or has flatulence like a foghorn, we’re here to help you get to the bottom of this all-too-common occurrence…

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Best CBD Dog Treats: An Easy Alternative To CBD Oils

Dog eating CBD treat (caption: best CBD Treats for dogs)

Have you heard about the latest all-natural remedy to help your dog with anxiety, chronic pain and other health issues? An increasing number of pet parents are turning to Cannabidiol (better known as CBD oil) in an effort to improve their dogs’ lives. Some dogs, however, turn their snouts up if you try to apply CBD oil on their tongue or mix it in with their food. CBD dog treats and other edibles can be a good alternative — as long as you find high-quality products.

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Melanoma In Dogs: Types, Symptoms And Treatments

Dog snout with melanoma (caption: Melanoma In Dogs)

In humans, malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but can dogs get melanoma? The unfortunate answer is yes — however, just like with humans, there are varying types of melanoma that affect different parts of a dog’s body. Some variations are more serious than others.  But with any type of cancer, an early diagnosis is key to catching this potential killer before it’s too late…

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Best Probiotics For Dogs: Improve Your Dog’s Digestion & Overall Health

Human probiotics have become a health craze due to their numerous benefits, but have you considered them for your furry friend? We all know how fickle a dog’s digestive system can be. Fortunately, specially formulated dog probiotics can be a life-changer for dogs suffering from digestive and other health problems. What do you need to know about pup probiotics, and which products are your best bets?…

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Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

Bernese Mountain Dog laying in grass (caption:Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues)

One of the giant breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs (affectionately known as “Berners”) make excellent family companions. This breed is loyal, easygoing, sweet and very gentle with kids. They also play well with other pets and dogs and love joining in on family activities. Unfortunately, their life span is limited to 7-10 years, and there are some common health problems you should know about…

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