Chelsea Mortensen

Chelsea Flake Mortensen is a writer with a passion for pets. She grew up around everything from cats to chameleons and loves working with all kinds of animals. Chelsea has a BA in English and Creative Writing from Brigham Young University. Chelsea loves reading, writing, sewing, and board games. She's lived in half a dozen US states and two countries. She is currently living in New England with her husband. Her articles have been featured in various magazines and literary journals for children and adults. Her writing has been translated into over 40 languages.

Parent Breeds of Vizsla Weimaraner Mix

Vizmaraner (Vizsla Weimaraner Mix): Care Guide, Pictures, Temperament & More

A combo of the Vizsla and Weimaraner, the Vizmaraner is a unique designer breed. Both parent breeds were bred for hunting and tracking, so it’s no surprise that the Vizmaraner loves the outdoors. These dogs often combine the size and loyalty of the Weimaraner with the intelligence and energy of the Vizsla. The end result

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Can Dogs Eat Pirate’s Booty

Can Dogs Eat Pirate’s Booty? Vet-Reviewed Health Facts & Risk

Pirate’s Booty—it’s not just buried treasure! For over 30 years, fans have loved to snack on these delicious, golden cheese puffs. They bill themselves as a more natural (and tastier) option on the cheese puff market, without the artificial colors and flavors that other brands have. But if your dog’s always begging for one, is

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Why Do Chihuahuas Shake So Much? 7 Vet-Reviewed Reasons

Chihuahuas are known for their tiny bodies, their big personality, and…shivering? This weird quirk is common in many Chihuahuas, and it usually isn’t a cause for concern. Most Chihuahuas that shake do so because of simple, non-health-related reasons. However, shaking can also be a sign that something’s wrong, so if your Chihuahua is shaking more

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Male English Mastiff

Is an English Mastiff Hypoallergenic? Vet Approved Facts & FAQ

English Mastiffs—they have cute, wrinkled faces, sleek coats, and lovable personalities. Who wouldn’t want one? Well, if you’re an allergy sufferer, probably you. English Mastiffs are not hypoallergenic—in fact, they’re likely to be worse than average when it comes to allergy attacks. If you want to own an English Mastiff and you have mild dog

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American Corgi

American Corgi (Pembroke & Cardigan Corgi Mix): Care, Pics, Temperament & More

Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis might look similar, but they also have some big differences. But what if you’re looking for the best of both? That’s the guiding principle of this controversial designer dog. American Corgis are a cross between the two breeds of Corgi, not a breed on their own. They often have many

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Is a Corgi Smarter Than the Average Dog Breed? Canine Intelligence Explained

There’s nothing wrong with a dumb-but-loving dog, but some owners have a special place in their hearts for the smart ones. If you want a truly intelligent dog breed, the Corgi is a good choice. Corgis rank high in all kinds of intelligence. But owner beware—a smart dog is often more trouble than a dumb

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How to Potty Train a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel: 6 Easy Steps

If there’s one skill that is essential for your new puppy to master, it’s toilet training. Accidents can happen with puppies, but living with a dog that regularly relieves itself inside is frustrating and less than sanitary. That doesn’t make toilet training easy, though. King Charles Cavalier Spaniels can be especially tricky to train because

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Australian Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle

Australian Shepherd vs German Shepherd: The Differences (With Pictures)

Australian Shepherds and German Shepherds may both have “shepherd” in the name, but they couldn’t look more different. The large, dark-colored German Shepherd has an intimidating appearance and reputation, while Aussies are smaller and more colorful. But these breeds have a great deal in common, even if they don’t look like it. If you’re in

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Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Food Review 2024: Recalls, Pros & Cons

Review Summary If you’ve got a growing pup, you know how important it is to give them the best fuel possible. Hill’s Science Diet puppy foods are a great choice because of the company’s research-backed approach to nutrition. With over 200 nutrition experts weighing in on their recipes, this company is an industry leader for

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What Are the Pros & Cons of Getting a Golden Retriever? Breed Considerations

Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds of dogs out there, and these sunny dogs might be the perfect choice for your home. But if you want a golden retriever mostly because of their beautiful coats and reputation for friendliness, it’s important to do your research. These dogs won’t be happy in every

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