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Tracey

Tracey J is a licensed vet tech. With over 5 years of veterinary technician experience, she's dedicated her life and career to dogs. When she's not studying or working, she's taking care of her Mini Australian Shepherd - Olympus!

57 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds – The Complete Guide to Low Shedding Hypoallergenic Dogs

Raising a dog is one of the most fulfilling things i’ve done in my life. And, many dog owners will agree! But for some allergy-sensitive owners, is it worth the constant sneezing, coughing and itching? My answer is yes, though I’m fortunately not allergic to dogs. However, there’s good news – you don’t have to …

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First Year Puppy Vaccinations & Beyond: Owner’s Complete Guide to Dog Shots

All your life, all you ever wanted was a loyal companion, furry best friend and sidekick – a dog. Now that the day has finally come, you’re all set for a new life with your new puppy, right? Not so fast. Before you even start your research on dog training, it’s important you know that …

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Do Yorkies Shed? – The Owner’s Guide to Yorkie Shedding

Like a true terrier, Yorkies are adorable dogs with a feisty and spirited personality. Though small, they come with big personalities and they’re always full of fun confidence. But for allergy-sensitive owners, any amount of dog shedding can potentially be a concern. So, do Yorkies shed? Yorkshire Terriers are famously known as hypoallergenic dogs. That …

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Do Chow Chows Shed? – Reasons Why & How to Minimize Chow Shedding

The Chow Chow is a Chinese dog breed that has become increasingly popular in the west thanks to their bear-like cuteness and loyal ways. But if you’re living in a household with those sensitive and/or allergic to dogs, Chow Chow shedding can be a real concern. Do Chow Chows shed? How much do they shed? …

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Can Beagles Live in Apartments? – 11 Things Owners Need to Consider

If you’re looking for a new dog friend to keep in your apartment, it’s important to do your research first. While Beagles may be even-tempered and friendly, some dogs with the same qualities may not be an ideal option for apartment living. So, are Beagles good apartment dogs? Beagles can be great dogs to keep …

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Doberman Ear Cropping – Reasons For It, Docking History & Risks

Most of us are familiar with the Doberman Pinscher. Their lean frame and muscular body make them great guard dogs, while their pointed ears give them their signature fierce look. However, Dobermans aren’t born with pointed ears, but have their ears cropped. Ear cropping is the process of surgically altering the shape of a dog’s …

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The Complete Guide to Colors of Dogs – Patterns, Markings & Coats

Like humans, dogs come in all shapes, sizes and especially colors. After all, it’s what makes them unique creatures and why we love them. And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there are many more colors than just black and white. So, what are the different colors of dogs? Dogs can …

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Do Corgis Shed? – 4 Amazing Tips to Deal With Corgi Shedding

If you’re planning on keeping a Welsh Corgi, you’ve made a great decision. Though small, these little dogs are downright adorable and charming. However, if you’re sensitive to dog allergens, the Corgi may not be the most ideal family pet. So, do Corgis shed? Yes, Corgis tend to shed quite a lot, as they are …

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Do Shiba Inus Shed a lot? – The Owner’s Guide to Shiba Shedding

Shiba Inus are iconic Japanese dog breeds that have taken the internet and meme-world by storm. There’s no question why they’re so popular today. But as an allergy-sensitive owner, their shedding is something to consider. So, do Shiba Inus shed? Most Shiba Inus will shed moderately throughout the year. Though because of their double coats, …

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Do Huskies Shed? – The Owner’s Guide to Husky Shedding & Grooming

Siberian Huskies are the “dogs with a thousand expressions.” They’re fierce working dogs with a silly and sometimes mischievous side. But if you plan to bring a Husky home, the shedding can be a real concern, especially for allergy-sensitive owners. So, do Huskies shed? Huskies are heavy-shedding dogs. And according to Dr. Becker DVM, Huskies …

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