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). Her work has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, People, Forbes, Huffington Post, and more.

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.

Lemonade Pet Insurance Review: A Promising New Provider?

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Lemonade hit the pet insurance market in July 2020 with a unique AI-driven claims process and four solid years of providing reputable homeowners and renters insurance. For pet insurance, they offer affordable premiums, customizable policies, a wellness plan add-on, and a fast claims process they handle through their smartphone apps. But does Lemonade provide all the coverage you’ll need for your pet? And how do they stack up against their competitors?

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Pet-Safe Lawn Fertilizer: Avoid Harmful Chemicals At All Costs

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Most people want to have a lush lawn that knocks our neighbors away. But did you know that many lawn fertilizers are harmful and even deadly for your pets? If you have dogs who go outside often, you need to make sure you keep them safe from the toxic chemicals in most lawn care products. Fortunately, you have some pet-friendly lawn fertilizers that can help you achieve your grass goals. Surprisingly, there aren’t many pet-safe lawn products on the market, so we’ve done our research to help you find your best options…

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Best Cat Food Delivery For Fresh, Raw, Premium & Traditional Food

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Not to be outdone by the dog food delivery market, some companies are a cat’s best friend, jumping on board with cat food delivery. Yes, cat people are looking for healthy alternatives to plain old kibble for their furry felines, too — and the convenience of not having to trek to the store. While there aren’t as many options as for their canine counterparts, cat owners now have some excellent services to choose from. Here are the best ones we’ve reviewed…

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A Comprehensive Guide To Vegan Dog Food

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Can dogs be vegan? While dogs prefer meat and animal products, many experts say it’s possible to feed your dog a vegan diet — as long as you make sure he’s getting the proper supplemental nutrients. We’ll guide you on the healthiest way to put your dog on a vegan diet and give our recommendations for the best vegan dog food brands…

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Best Dog Food For Weight Loss

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Is your pup packing on the pounds? Overweight dogs can suffer from many of the same health problems that heavy humans do. If you’re concerned about your dog’s extra pounds, it’s time to make some changes to his diet and lifestyle. Where do you start? Getting your dog in shape takes some planning, but we’re here to help. We have some quick tips and our picks for the best dog food for weight loss…

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8 Best Dog Vitamins And Supplements For Enhanced Health

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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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How To Trim Your Dog’s Nails At Home

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Are you forking out a small fortune paying a groomer to trim your dog’s nails? It’s a necessary part of having a healthy and happy dog, but many pet owners dread doing it themselves. Nail trimming doesn’t have to be a negative experience for you and your dog. We run you through the steps to positively approach the process and to trim dog nails safely…

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

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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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Brain Games For Dogs: How To Keep Your Pup Mentally Stimulated (And Behaved)

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Many dogs were bred for certain jobs, like retrieving, tracking, herding, and guarding. These various instincts have become innate, but today many dogs aren’t satisfying these instincts in their daily lives so they become bored. And bored dogs can exhibit bad or even destructive behavior. Does this sound like your furry friend? If so, we’ll give you some ideas to keep your pup mentally stimulated and happy…

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Dog Life Insurance: Does It Make Financial Sense?

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Many people get life insurance for themselves or their spouse — it can be a wise financial investment to help you with the loss of a loved one. But what about our furry family members? Can you get a life insurance policy on a dog? And what expenses do you need to consider with the loss of your pet? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you plan ahead. Even though we don’t like to think about our pet’s death, it helps to be informed about all your options…

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