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.

Tapeworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

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You’ve probably seen at least one cringe-worthy video of an unbelievably long tapeworm being pulled out of an animal or even a human. Yes, tapeworms are disgusting, but unfortunately, they’re also easily transmitted to our pets. How do you know if your dog has them? And are tapeworms a serious health threat? We answer all of your questions about symptoms, treatment, prevention and more…

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Hookworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Hookworms under microscope (caption: Hookworms In Dogs)

Dogs are prone to picking up all kinds of nasty worms that can do some serious damage. One common type is the hookworm. What are the symptoms to look out for? How are they treated? And how can you prevent your dog from getting hookworms in the first place? We’ll answer these questions and more. It’s important to note that hookworms can be especially serious and even fatal for puppies, so early diagnosis and treatment are key…

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How Big Will My Puppy Be When He’s An Adult Dog?

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How big will my puppy be? It’s one of the most common questions new dog owners have for veterinarians and breeders alike. Having an idea of the adult size your puppy will reach helps you plan ahead for a dog crate, collar, fencing in your yard and other future needs. We tell you some of the factors that affect a puppy’s growth as well as handy formulas you can use to predict your pup’s adult weight and height…

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Dog Ear Hematomas: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

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Is your dog shaking his head a lot or scratching his ears? Have you noticed that his ears are swollen? If so, your dog could be suffering from an ear hematoma. We’ll help you recognize the signs, know when to seek treatment and what you can do to help prevent this condition from reoccurring…

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Can Dogs (Or Cats) Get Coronavirus? Tips To Keep You & Your Pets Safe

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a very small number of pets, including dogs and cats, around the world have been reported to be infected COVID-19, mostly after close contact with infected people. The good news is that these pets had mild or no symptoms, so there’s no reason to panic about your pets becoming gravely ill. And there’s no evidence that pets can transmit the virus to humans. See the latest news on COVID-19 and pets and CDC recommendations for pet owners…

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Dog Ownership Laws: Covering Custody Disputes & Stolen Dogs

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Most dog owners consider pets part of our families. So what happens if a dispute arises over who owns a dog? Who gets to retain custody of your family dog when a couple divorces or if you die? Or how do you prove ownership if someone steals your dog? Understanding dog ownership laws can help you keep your furry best friend for good during a trying time…

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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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