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Sarah Mouton Dowdy

Sarah Mouton Dowdy writes for both pet parents and veterinary professionals and is passionate about meeting the needs of both to the benefit of all involved—especially the pets. With a master's degree in human health communication, she's particularly interested in the ways in which human and animal health overlap. Sarah's own health has been positively impacted by adopting a dog named Agnes whose tricks include sitting, staying, and stealing pizza from the kitchen counter.
Learn what's safe to share with your pooch before forking over tidbits of your Christmas dinner.
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Doxies are low-maintenance, low-shed, and low to the ground. But keeping that fur in tip top shape—especially if you have a longhaired pup—will require some good grooming habits.
Is rosemary a superb herb or poisonous plant when it comes to your dog? As with so many pet health queries, it depends.
Learn the difference between nibbling and biting, the reasons why your dog might be nibbling you, and how you can find some relief from this teef grief.
If you have time, patience, and a lot of treats, you have what it takes to train your older pup to potty outside.
A veterinarian weighs in on the traits that make up a family-friendly dog, whether huskies fit the bill, and how to give your dog and kids the best chance at a safe, healthy relationship.
How do cat vaccinations work and which ones are important for your beloved feline friend? Here's a rundown of key cat vaccinations your veterinarian is likely to suggest.
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Here's what you need to know before sharing a bite of berries with your cat.
Often, the only signs of coccidial infection are in your cat's poop.
How do cat vaccinations work and which ones are important for your beloved feline friend? Here's a rundown of key cat vaccinations your veterinarian is likely to suggest.
Here's what you need to know before sharing a bite of berries with your cat.
Often, the only signs of coccidial infection are in your cat's poop.
Learn what to do if your crafty canine gets around your sweets safeguards.
Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can affect dogs and is spread through mosquitoes. It can be deadly, so treatment and prevention is critical for keeping your pet healthy.
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Let's get to the bottom of this bizarre behavior.
Poisonous plants. Dangerous decor. Sinister sounds. Learn how to protect your pet from these seasonal pitfalls.
If you don't speak cat, you're in luck. Our feline behavior expert is here to translate.
Let's get to the bottom of how your kitty's backside appendage functions.
Notice something strange in your dog's poop? It could be tapeworms.
Eggs can be a safe treat to share with your cat but understanding some basics on feline nutrition will help you avoid potential issues.
If your cat is putting the "rest" in "restroom," it may be a sign of an underlying medical or behavioral issue.
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Kitties may love to knead and loaf, but you should take caution before sharing a slice.
Pet owners play an important role in catching the signs of canine arthritis early. Here's how to spot the signs and partner with your veterinarian to manage the disease.
Here’s why you should think twice before letting your pets split a meal.
While your kitty may be less likely to rummage through your candy bowl, the delicious treat is just as dangerous for cats as it is dogs.
You may want to think twice before sharing a bit of cheddar.
If your pup has cravings for this cruciferous garden good, in most cases it's perfectly fine—and perhaps even beneficial—to share.
Ready for some pillow talk? Learn why your cat likes to use your noggin for napping.