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Choose the best hypoallergenic dog for your family

Dr. Cathy Alinovi
Owner and Holistic Veterinarian
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Picking the perfect puppy for your family

Aaron Hill
Certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City
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Where to get a new puppy

Lorna Grande
Veterinarian, Author

Choosing a Dog

Choosing the right dog or puppy for you and your family is important when you have decided to adopt from a pound or the Humane Society, or buy from a private breeder. Golden Retrievers, Terriers, Border Collies, Labradors, and Spaniels all have unique ideal living situations that you should keep in mind before you get a dog. ExpertBeacon has all the advice you need when picking the right dog. 

Choose the best hypoallergenic dog for your family

Hypoallergenic dogs are for those with allergies and those who are just looking for a fun dog. Just because a dog is termed “hypoallergenic” doesn't mean it can't become allergenic - here are a few hints to make your dog the healthiest possible. 

Dr. Cathy AlinoviOwner and Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Cathy Alinovi DVM — author, speaker, and retired integrative veterinarian — knew she wanted to be an animal doctor at nine years old. She began her veterinary education at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine and also holds a Master of...

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How to get involved with an animal welfare organization

jme Thomas Executive Director Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

The animal welfare world is divided primarily into two types of organizations- animal shelters and animal rescues.

jme ThomasExecutive Director

jme has a varied background of skills and experience from owning and operating her own boutique in her early 20’s, to starting her own clothing line and working as a welder, both as a job and as an artist. She has always been of an independent a...

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Where to get a new puppy

Congratulations! You’ve done your homework, you know you have the time and will make a lifelong commitment to a dog. You even know what kind of dog you want. But where should you get a dog? Adoption should always be the first option, but this article will focus on how to choose a reputable breeder. There are more disreputable, greedy dog breeders out there than you can imagine. Knowledge is power, know what questions to ask. After all, what are you paying for?

Lorna GrandeVeterinarian, Author

Lorna Grande has over 30 years of experience in animal shelters and veterinary hospitals and 20 years of experience practicing veterinary medicine. She has served as faculty at local community colleges and a large university teaching animal rela...

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Being allergic to dogs doesn't mean you can't have a dog

Nearly 15 percent of Americans suffer from pet-related allergies, but many of these people are still pet owners. How do they do it? Well, there are quite a few ways to enjoy a furry friend without all the sneezing and scratching. You just have to be a little more careful about what pets you choose to keep, how to interact with them, and how to take care of yourself when living with a dog. Just follow a few guidelines and you too can keep allergies at bay!

Chessie GreenD.V.M.

Chessie Green, D.V.M., is a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) and founding president of Friends of the NCVMA, the organization’s charitable arm. She is also a veterinarian at Falls Village Veterinary Hospital in...

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Picking the perfect puppy for your family

Aaron Hill Certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City Pets in the City

There are as many options for selecting the right puppy for your family as there are types of families and living situations. A family with older children on a farm in Virginia will be looking for a different kind of dog than a young couple with a newborn in New York City. Follow this expert advice to help you through this important family decision.

Aaron HillCertified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City

Aaron Hill is a certified professional animal trainer and the owner of Pets in the City ( a premiere Dog Walking / Pet-sitter service in Los Angeles. He is certified in pet first-aid and CPR and is a member of Pet-Sitters I...

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