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.

Hot Spots On Dogs: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

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Is your dog excessively licking and chewing a red area on his skin? He could have a hot spot, which usually requires vet-prescribed medication and a lot of care at home to heal. How do you know if your dog has a hot spot? How are hot spots treated? We’ll arm you with all the information you’ll need to help you relieve your pup’s pesky skin irritation…

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Honest Paws Review: Are These Pet CBD Products Safe & Reliable?

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You may have seen some glowing testimonials online from pet parents that CBD has helped their dog with anxiety, arthritis, digestive problems and other ailments and want to give it a try for your pup. The key to CBD and pets is to go with a trusted manufacturer that produces high-quality products. Honest Paws is an up-and-coming brand in the crowded pet CBD marketplace. They make a variety of CBD products specifically formulated for pets, including oils, soft chews, bites, peanut butter and a skin balm. But are their products trustworthy and effective?

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My Dog Got Stung By A Bee: What Should I Do?

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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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How To Calculate Dog Years To Human Years

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You’ve likely heard the adage that 1 year for a dog is equal to 7 human years. Well, we did some digging, and it turns out this is an oversimplified way to calculate your dog’s age in human years. In fact, there are a few different methods — and some recent data may give us an even better way to convert dog years to human years…

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Ollie Dog Food Review: Upgrade Your Pup’s Mealtime

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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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HempMy Pet Review: Do They Offer High-Quality CBD Products?

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CBD oils and treats are an increasingly popular alternative remedy for such conditions as arthritis, anxiety, digestive problems and more. But not all CBD products are created equal. You want a high-quality formula without any fillers or harmful chemicals. Do HempMy Pet’s CBD oils and treats meet the highest standards? And what’s their product line? We’ll answer these questions and more…

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Best Online Veterinarians: Get A Personal Consultation At Home

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If you’re looking for expert veterinarian advice without having to spend the time and money visiting your vet’s office — and especially if you’re self-isolating during the COVID-19 crisis — what are your options? Fortunately, there are several reliable and surprisingly affordable services online that connect you with licensed vets who can evaluate your pet’s situation and give treatment advice without the need for in-person visits. Learn which ones are your best options…

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Dog Constipation: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

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Constipation in dogs is very common just as it is in humans and other animals. In many cases, it’s a mild, temporary irritation for your dog. But dog constipation can indicate a more serious problem. When is it time to consult your vet? And what can you give a dog for constipation? We help answer these questions and more…

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