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.

Best Dog Food Storage Container To Keep Kibble Fresh

Did you know that dog food can go stale? If you buy kibble in bulk, don’t just leave the bag open. Once air gets in, it causes the kibble to oxidize which results in the degradation of omega 3 fatty acids and other healthy nutrients in the food. And this can happen in less than 2 weeks after you open the bag. The easy solution is to keep your kibble in an airtight storage container. Here are our top picks…

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Why Does My Dog Keep Licking His Butt?

Dog licking butt (caption:Why Do Dogs Lick Their Butt?)

As dog parents, we all know our pups can perform some pretty repulsive displays of behavior (especially when we have company over). And a dog licking its butts is arguably one of the worst. Although you may want to avert your eyes, this behavior could indicate a health concern that requires your attention…

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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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