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.

Is Grain-Free Dog Food Safe?

Golden in field of grain

Chances are you know at least one person who has gone gluten or grain-free, who cites the benefits of the Paleo Diet or quotes from the bestselling books Wheat Belly and Grain Brain. Grocery stores have made shelf space for gluten-free pastas, crackers, cereals, cookies, and cake mixes and restaurants offer gluten-free pizza and beer to appeal to grain-free customers. But what about our four-legged fur babies? Learn more about the pros of going grain-free and how it can benefit your pup…

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Diabetes In Dogs: How To Spot & Treat This Chronic Disease

Old pug in man's arm (caption: Diabetes in dogs symptoms & treatments)

Can dogs get diabetes? Yes, and it’s on the rise at alarming rates, just as it is with humans. Between 2006 and 2015, the incidence of canine diabetes increased a whopping 79.7%, according to a large nationwide report by Banfield Pet Hospital. Diabetes in dogs is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to come serious health complications without treatment. So early detection and management of the disease are key. But with ongoing treatment, a healthy diet and regular exercise, diabetic dogs can live long and happy lives…

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Best Dog Beds For Every Breed & Need (Our Top Picks By Category)

Puppy in dog bed: Best Dog Bed

Finding a good dog bed is no easy task. Dogs, just like their owners, have different needs when it comes to a comfortable place to catch their zzz’s.The most obvious consideration is the right size, but you also should factor in their personality, agility, health issues and available space in your house. We’ve narrowed down the options into different categories to make it easier for you to find just what you’re looking for, and we give you some of our best dog bed recommendations based on our dog bed reviews research…

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Dog Seizures: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments

Dog having seizure on back in grass (caption: Dog Seizures: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments)

Your dog seems confused or agitated, falls over on his side and his limbs go stiff or start to make paddling motions. It’s likely that he could be having a seizure. Dog seizures are scary and disorienting for both dogs and owners. If you suspect your dog has had a seizure or just want to arm yourself with the knowledge just in case it happens to your dog one day, we’re here to help…

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Dog Vomiting: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Symptoms

Dog's vomit in grass (caption: Dog Vomiting Causes, Symptoms and Treatment)

Longtime dog parents know that our furry friends will eat almost anything under the sun, even if it makes them throw up immediately. Other times, our pups puke for no apparent reason. While occasional vomiting may not be cause for concern, frequent or severe vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition. Here, we’ll help you figure out why your dog is vomiting, other symptoms to look out for, what you can do to help your pup and when it’s time to seek veterinarian care…

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