Sally Jones

Sally has been a writer and copy editor for Canine Journal for many years. She has 25+ years of professional writing and editing experience. She also has years of experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising communications, specializing in health care communications. Her past work history and major freelance clients include the UVA Health System, the VCU Health System, the MCV Foundation, and various local and regional publications. Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and began her writing career as a graduate student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. She’s been researching and writing about dogs for Canine Journal since 2015, specializing in dog health articles. But she also has written extensively about dog accessories, pet insurance, training, and many other dog subjects. Her work has appeared in several notable media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, People, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more. Sally has never lived in a home without pets. Now, she and her two daughters, who live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, are proud pet parents of all rescued pets (one dog and four cats). If they had room, there would be many more! They can’t imagine life without a home full of their fun and loving furry companions.

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Ollie Dog Food Review: Upgrade Your Pup’s Mealtime

Our furry friends need high-quality food to stay healthy and fit, but many dog owners resort to over-processed kibble or canned dog food full of unnatural fillers and empty calories. Ollie has an easy and very healthy solution.
This company offers human-grade dog food chock full of healthy proteins, veggies and superfoods that they customize for your dog’s particular nutritional needs. And they deliver right to your door. How does Ollie work? And are their meals worth it? See our Ollie dog food review and read our personal experience.

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8 Best Joint Supplements For Dogs: For Arthritis, Hip Dysplasia, Seniors & More

Many dogs develop chronic joint issues like arthritis and hip dysplasia during their lifetime. That’s why joint supplements are the most popular dog supplements that owners give their pups. The market is chock full of options, but these products vary widely in their quality, ingredients, and effectiveness. We’re here to help you find the right product for your pup with our top picks of the best joint supplements for dogs.

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10 Best Dog Vitamins And Supplements For Enhanced Health

If you’re like four out of five adults in the U.S. who take vitamins or supplements, you may wonder if they’re a good idea for your furry family member as well. Do dogs actually need to supplement their diets with vitamins and other nutrients? Which vitamins do dogs need? Are you sure your dog is getting all of the necessary nutrients from his diet? We’ll help answer these questions and more to help you understand your dog’s dietary needs.

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Best Probiotic For Dogs: Natural, Soil Based, Calming, Homemade, For Dogs With Diarrhea, Yeast Infection, And More

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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What Do Flea Eggs Look Like On A Dog? (And How To Get Rid Of Them)

Are you dealing with a flea infestation and want to nip it in the bud as soon as possible? When ridding your dog and house of fleas, it’s crucial to stop future fleas in their tracks in addition to killing existing fleas. Flea eggs can get everywhere, and it’s only a matter of time before another imminent infestation. We have answers to all the pesky questions you have about flea eggs and how to get rid of them so you’re not scratching your head about why your flea problem won’t go away.

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Home Remedies For Fleas On Dogs: Natural Treatment & Prevention That Works

Without a doubt, fleas are the scourge of pet ownership. These pesky parasites multiply like crazy and can quickly infest your other pets and your entire home. While there are many effective treatments available, many contain chemicals you may not want to use on your dog — or your furniture, carpeting, bedding, etc. Our guide on how to get rid of fleas on dogs naturally gives you the best home remedies for flea treatment on your dog, your home, and your yard so you can safely reclaim your world (and your sanity) from these bloodthirsty invaders.

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Best Flea And Tick Prevention For Dogs: Frontline vs Advantage vs Seresto vs Adams vs Wondercide vs Cedarcide

An infestation of fleas can cause a lot of discomfort for your dog, resulting in significant health problems. Additionally, the fleas can take over your home and be extremely difficult to eradicate and even cause skin issues for you and the rest of your family. As for ticks, if your dog steps one paw outside, then you’ll want to make sure you’re being proactive by considering the various preventative options. Ticks can cause infectious diseases that can enter the bloodstream, so it’s good to search yourself and your pets for ticks after an outdoor activity. Flea and tick preventative can prevent you from dealing with the headache of eliminating the pesky critters from your home and dog. Learn more about your options, including topical oils, collars, sprays, shampoos, dips, and more.

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Best Flea And Tick Shampoo For Dogs: Top Natural & Medicated Options

A flea infestation is arguably the worst part of owning pets. These prolific parasites can take over your home in a matter of days if you don’t get them under control quickly. If you’ve found a few fleas on your pup, it’s time for action. See our top picks for the best flea shampoo for dogs to kill these pests in their tracks, whether you’re looking for medicated or all-natural products.

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Best Dog Foods: Blue Buffalo vs Purina Pro Plan vs Taste of the Wild vs Royal Canin vs Nutro vs Diamond Naturals vs Ollie vs Farmer’s Dog & More

What’s the best dog food? That’s such an open-ended question, right? Dogs have very different dietary needs, depending on their age, allergies, and many other health concerns. We know it’s so hard to find the best dog food for your pup’s diet type and health needs, as well as your budget. So our experts have broken down some of the best dog foods on the market into specific categories to help you decide which is the best option for you and your pup’s needs.

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Which Over-The-Counter Medications Are Safe For Dogs?

We consider our dogs family members, so it’s a natural instinct to turn to your medicine cabinet to relieve your dog’s mild ailments. Many human meds are safe for dogs — but not all. Before popping any pills into your pup, make sure you follow these tips on over-the-counter medicine for dogs…

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What To Do If Your Dog Gets Stung By A Bee: Treatment, Symptoms & More

Bees and wasps are one of nature’s little miracles for a curious canine. It’s hard for pups to resist these flying and buzzing wonders. Unfortunately, dogs don’t understand the pain these insects can inflict — and dogs’ faces and paws often pay the price. If your dog gets stung by a bee, what do you do? In most cases, you can help them at home. But some dogs suffer severe reactions, so it’s important to know when it’s time for emergency care.

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Dog Anxiety: Know The Signs And How To Help Your Pup

Most dogs suffer from some form of anxiety from time to time, just as we humans do. It’s a normal emotional response. However, some dogs suffer from stress much more than others. The good news is that you have many ways to help your pup through turbulent experiences. And it’s best to help manage their anxiety before it worsens or becomes a chronic disorder down the road…

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