Chris Dinesen Rogers

Since 2009, Chris has written on a variety of topics. Her motto with all of her writing is “science-based writing nurtured by education and critical thinking.” She specializes in scientific topics, with a special love for health and environmental topics, and of course, pets of all shapes and sizes. Chris lives happily with her husband and three cats in the land of 10,000 lakes, writing, wining, and boating as much as she can. She and her husband, Norm, were awarded the State of Kentucky Colonel Honor for their restoration work at Mammoth Cave National Park. Chris’s current passion is wine. She has her WSET 1 and 2 certifications and is currently pursuing her Certified Wine Specialist Award (CSW).

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Can Dogs Have ADHD? Vet Reviewed Signs & How to Help

Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) affects roughly 8.4% of children and 2.5% of adults.1 It can be a challenging condition to manage because of its complications and the many knowledge gaps that exist. Scientists aren’t even sure of the specific causes, although research has found some promising leads. While veterinary medicine doesn’t use the same term, they

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How to Train a Fearful Dog: 10 Vet-Approved Tips

Dogs bring so much joy to our lives, with unconditional love and faithful companionship. However, pet ownership is a commitment and responsibility. Teaching your dog proper canine manners requires time and effort, not unlike directing a toddler’s behavior. After all, canines have the emotional capabilities of a 2.5-year-old child. Remember that when your pooch does

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Why Is My Dog Dragging Their Butt? Vet-Approved Scooting Explanation

Some aspects of pet ownership aren’t pleasant. After all, the good comes with the bad. An example of the latter is scooting. When this happens, it’s apparent your pup is uncomfortable. Itchiness and irritation are annoying sensations and sometimes downright painful. It’s no different with your dog. Luckily, several causes of scooting are easily remedied,

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Can Dogs Have Olive Oil? Vet-Approved Health Facts & FAQ

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the benefits of olive oil on human cardiovascular health. Research has also shown it has anti-inflammatory properties, contains antioxidants, and may help protect against or treat a variety of conditions in people, including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Of course, you want the best for your dog and may

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Dog Whimpering: Why They Do It & What It Means? Vet-Approved Causes

Pet owners’ relationships with their animal companions often have a vocal component. Dogs may bark to alert us, whine when excited, or growl when angry. They may also whimper in response to a number of causes, so it’s important to find out what they might be experiencing that’s making them communicate this way. What Is

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10 Military Dog Breeds: Pictures, Info & History

Dogs have fulfilled several roles for humans for thousands of years. We hunted with them when they were once our competitors. Undoubtedly, instinct and intelligence influenced their segue as guardians and watchdogs. Canines protect their territories and will actively defend them. That makes them well-suited to military work. Of course, some breeds are better for

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How to Get a Dog to Eat When Their Owner Is Away: 7 Vet-Approved Tips

Many pet owners prefer an individual taking care of their pets while away, as it’s less stressful than boarding them. It also reduces exposure to transmissible diseases and parasites. However, it doesn’t always go as smoothly as pet sitters, owners, or dogs would like. Sometimes, dogs get depressed when their caregivers aren’t home. They may

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