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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.

Toxins Be Gone: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

Bowl of baking soda: Pet Safe Cleaning Products

If you use common household cleaners, you could be slowly poisoning your dog without even knowing it. You could be putting your pooch at risk for developing cancer, kidney or liver damage down the road. In fact, studies have proven the toxic effects of such ingredients as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, gycol ethers and formaldehyde on humans and pets. And pets are even more vulnerable. Pets pick up residues from cleaning products and then groom themselves, spreading these toxic materials on their skin, coat, mouths, nose and eyes. As a responsible dog owner, it’s time to ditch your chemical-laden cleaners for pet safe cleaning products…

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How to Socialize Your Puppy

Cat and dog on bed: How to Socialize Your Puppy

You might think it’s wise to wait until your very young puppy gets a little older to start socializing him. Take our advice — don’t wait! In fact, you have a pretty small window of opportunity to properly socialize your puppy, and ideally you should start when he’s only three weeks old. Puppies develop quickly, particularly when it comes to behavior. They’re most receptive to new experiences between the ages of three and 12 weeks old. After about four months old, it becomes much more difficult to introduce puppies to new situations. So, where do you start? What do you need to know? We’ll answer all your questions about how to socialize your puppy so he grows up to be a secure social butterfly…

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Pet Liability Insurance For Renters

As a renter, do you worry about the damage your pets can do to the property you’re leasing? What about potential injuries to your neighbors or visitors to your home? The unfortunate reality is that you can be held liable for your pet’s behavior – even if you take all the precautions to prevent your pet from inflicting any kind of damage. All owners know that pets (like children) don’t always follow the rules. So, what can you do to protect yourself and keep your precious pet with you?

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Easy Rider: How To Deal With Dog Car Sickness

Dog hanging out side of car with googles on: How to Deal With Dog Car Sickness

Do you envy fellow dog owners who can take their dogs everywhere in the car? You’ve tried, but your dog gets car sick at the drop of a hat. It’s a tough problem for both you and your pup, but rest assured — there are steps you can take. And you’re not alone. In fact, one in five dogs suffer from motion sickness. How can you help your dog’s car sickness (and save yourself the headache of cleaning up from your dog throwing up in car)? Read on to learn our tips to nip dog car sickness in the bud…

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Should You Consider A Dog Chiropractor?

Dog at doctor: Should You Consider a Dog Chiropractor?

Are you tired of seeing your dog in pain or struggle with his loss of agility? Have you tried surgery or other veterinary interventions to help relieve his discomfort but haven’t seen the results you’re looking for? It may be time for you to consider a dog chiropractor. We’ll help break down what dog chiropractic is all about, when it can help, where to find help, and more…

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Ear Play Or Dog Ear Infection?

Dog Ear Infection: dog laying with ears flopped open

Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs are one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult as a dog owner to decipher what’s exactly going on with your pup and when you should seek treatment. Read further to get our tips about how to spot, treat and prevent dog ear infections. It’s important not to wait until it becomes a serious problem for your pup…

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