Sally Jones, Researcher/Writer & Editor

Sally has over 25 years of professional research, writing, and editing experience. Since joining Canine Journal (CJ) in 2015, she has researched and tested hundreds of dog accessories, services, and dog foods. In addition, she brings decades of experience in health sciences writing and communications and is the CJ resident expert on canine health issues. Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and an MA from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. Her work has appeared in several notable media outlets, including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, People, Forbes, and Huffington Post. Sally is currently a pet parent to a rescue dog, Tiny, and three rescue cats.

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Embark Dog DNA Test Reviews: Is Your Dog’s Breed (Or Age) A Mystery? (With Our Personal Experience)

We were considering giving our dogs DNA tests but heard that they can be unreliable. You’ll be happy to know that’s not the case with Embark’s newest at-home dog genetic testing kits. Thanks to recent scientific advances, Embark now offers the most accurate at-home dog DNA test available on the market — for breed identification, genetic health risks, and age. They also sell oral and gut health tests as well as purebred tests. There’s something for every dog owner to learn. Read on to find out how much we were able to discover about our dogs!

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

Many dogs were bred for specific jobs, like retrieving, tracking, herding, and guarding. These various instincts have become innate, but today, many dogs don’t satisfy these instincts in their daily lives, becoming bored. 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. Learn more about brain games for dogs and how to keep your dog mentally active.

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Best Dog Walking App: Rover vs Wag vs Barkly Pets

Are you in search of a walker? Whether you’re at the office all day or face frequent delays getting home, finding a reliable dog-walker can be a chore. How can I find dog walkers near me? That’s where the best dog walking apps come in super handy. You can easily connect with many walkers that live near you and are eager for your business. Learn more in our dog walker app review.

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Quick Guide To Dog Walking Insurance & Bonding

Being a professional dog walker may be your dream come true, but it’s also a risky business. The most obvious risk is your liability if the dog you’re walking bites someone. However, many dog walkers don’t consider the significant costs involved with injuries to pets or damage to the property in your care. Dog walking insurance can be a valuable tool to protect dog walkers and customers…

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Allergy Shots For Dogs: Cytopoint, Immunotherapy, Cost, Side Effects & More

Allergies can be as frustrating for dogs as they are for humans. However, there are a lot of excellent options for treatment, including allergy shots for dogs. This effective treatment can help give your pup some relief and, in some cases, even cure him. I’ll give you all the information you need to work with your vet to make the right allergy treatment decision for your furry friend.

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Pepto Bismol For Dogs: Is It Safe, Can You Give It For Diarrhea And Vomiting, And Dosage Chart

When dogs feel under the weather, some pet parents think an easy fix is to give their pup something from their medicine cabinet. In some cases, you can give dogs human meds, but human meds are usually off-limits for dogs. If your dog is having tummy troubles, you may wonder, can you give a dog Pepto Bismol? Our guide gives you the lowdown on Pepto Bismol and dogs.

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Chicken And Rice For Dogs: A Simple Homemade Recipe

For us humans, chicken noodle soup is a go-to when feeling ill. For dogs, many veterinarians suggest feeding your pup chicken and rice to settle an upset stomach. How much chicken and rice should you feed your dog to help him feel better? And how should you cook it? We’ll help you figure out how to help your pup’s ailing tummy with some tips and an easy recipe for boiled chicken and rice for dogs.

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Bone Broth For Dogs: Health Benefits, Our Top Picks, Recipes & More

The use of bone broth goes back to prehistoric times when humans had to maximize their caloric resources. In modern times, people primarily use bone broth as a base for soups, stews, and sauces. But it’s also become a trendy “drink” over the last decade or so for its purported health benefits. Can dogs have bone broth? They sure can, and your canine companion likely will love this tasty treat as a meal topper or added to his water. Bone broth for dogs is growing in popularity as a nutritional supplement. But does it really benefit our furry friends? We’ll shed light on its potential health benefits and which products are best for your pup.

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What Home Remedy Can I Give My Dog For Diarrhea?

When it comes to diarrhea in dogs, treatment at home may be all your pup needs to recover. However, you’re likely wondering, what home remedy can I give my dog for diarrhea — and what’s actually effective? Many of us pup owners at Canine Journal have plenty of experience with natural remedies for dog diarrhea. I’ll share what veterinarians recommend, our personal experience with home remedies, and when it’s time to seek your vet’s advice.

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Best Diabetic Dog Food: Non-Prescription, Budget-Friendly, Low-Carb & More

So, your vet has told you that your furry family member has diabetes mellitis. It can be a worrisome diagnosis for sure, but many diabetic dogs can have an excellent quality of life for many years as long as you’re vigilant about keeping the disease under control. The key to managing diabetes is to keep your pet’s blood sugar (glucose) near normal levels. For dogs, this requires daily insulin injections and a diet change in some cases — particularly for overweight dogs. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to a diabetic canine’s diet. That’s because many factors affect each dog’s unique needs, including age, activity level, whether he’s overweight, the presence of any other health conditions, and more. But dog food ingredients can sometimes help keep a dog’s glucose levels more steady. I’ll explain some general diet guidelines and give you my reviews of some of the best food for dogs with diabetes.

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