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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Brain Training For Dogs Review: Does This Online Course Work?

Have you tried multiple ways to train your puppy or dog on your own without much success? Don’t want to fork out a fortune for a professional dog trainer? You may want to consider the online course, Brain Training For Dogs. Developed by Adrienne Faricelli, a certified dog trainer with over a decade of experience, Brain Training For Dogs has received major kudos from many top dog trainers. What can you learn from this training course? Does it actually work? And is it affordable? Read on to see if Brain Training For Dogs is worth it.

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How Much Does A Dog X-Ray Cost? And Why Your Dog Might Need One

If your vet has recommended an X-ray for your dog, you’re likely wondering how much it will cost and what to expect with the procedure. X-rays are a fairly low-cost, non-invasive, and painless way for your veterinarian to gather important information to help diagnose your pup’s injury or illness. And in some cases, they can help save your dog’s life.

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Dog Limping: Causes, Veterinary And At-Home Treatment & More

Has your dog started limping, but you don’t know why? Just like humans, dogs can begin limping for a wide variety of reasons. Although dog limping is pretty common, it’s still worrisome for pet parents because it means your pup is either injured or has an underlying health condition. We give you some tips on how to tell why your dog is limping, when to see your veterinarian, and how you can help your pup at home.

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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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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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Best Human-Grade Dog Food: Fresh, Dry, Canned, Treats & More

If you’re looking for a high-quality, healthy diet for your pup, you may be considering human-grade dog food. There’s a lot of pet food hitting the market these days that claim to be human-grade, but what does that mean? Are there standards for human-grade dog food? We shed light on these questions and more and give you our top picks for the best human-grade dog food.

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Best Fresh Dog Food Delivery: The Farmers Dog vs Ollie vs Nom Nom vs PetPlate vs FreshPet & More

If you’re looking for whole-food ingredients without additives and preservatives for your pup’s diet, fresh dog food could be the perfect solution – especially if you and your dog aren’t fans of the usual overly processed dry kibble. Our experts give you our recommendations for the best companies to get fresh dog food delivered right to your door. It saves you the hassle of preparing food from scratch while ensuring that your dog gets all the nutrients he needs (which is a major concern with homemade dog food).

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BarkBox Review: Delivering A Howling Good Time

Does your household suffer from bored dog syndrome? Feel like you can’t keep your pooch satisfied? Let BarkBox come to the rescue. A BarkBox subscription gives your pup a surprise gift box every month, full of new toys, healthy treats and grooming products. BarkBox saves you time shopping around for a variety of quality toys and all-natural treats your dog will love. Winner of our Best Dog Subscription Box comparison, Barkbox delivers compared to the dozens of other dog subscription boxes on the market. Read our Barkbox review to see why…

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Best Dog Sunscreen: Do Dogs Need Sun Protection? Nose Sunblock, Natural Sunscreen, Can You Use Human Sunscreen? And More

Can dogs get sunburned? Yes, dogs are just as prone as humans to sunburn and related health conditions, like skin cancers. So before you head outside for an afternoon in the sun, make sure you’re both protected. We’ve found some of the best dog sunscreen products and given you tips on applying them, so you’re ready for fun in the sun. And, since May is Dog Cancer Awareness Month, spring and warmer months are the perfect time to prepare your dog for a healthy summer.

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A Comprehensive Guide To Vegan Dog Food

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.

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DNA Testing For Dogs: What You Can Learn, Cost, Accuracy, How They Work, & More

We love our dogs regardless of the breed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know who Fido’s mom and dad were (and what breed your pup is). With the advent of DNA testing for dogs, finding out your pup’s lineage and breed(s) is now a reality. World DNA Day takes place on April 25 and National DNA Day is an official proclamation in the United States since 2003. A dog DNA test is a fun way to celebrate the holiday while helping to understand your pet better.

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Adopt, Don’t Shop: A Phrase Worth Thousands Of Lives

Have you heard the latest catch-phrase, “Adopt, Don’t Shop?” If so, you might be wondering what it means. Adopt, Don’t Shop is a campaign slogan that a growing number of animal rights proponents are using to promote adopting pets from shelters, rather than buying them from pet stores. What’s behind the movement? Is it controversial? And how can you get involved? Read on for answers to all these questions and more…

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