Dr. Libby Guise

Dr. Libby Guise earned her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1994. After working in private practice in Wisconsin for two years, she joined the USDA as a Veterinary Medical Officer. In 2011, Libby came home to focus on raising and teaching her adoptive daughter. She lives in Wisconsin with her daughter, husband, and two furbabies: Charis, a lab-mix rescue pup, and Chesed, a Springer Spaniel.

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9 Natural Cleaning Tips for Dog Parents (+DIY Recipes & Uses)

Our furbabies add so much joy to our lives, but they can also make big messes! From tracking dirt and leaves across the family room floor to dribbling water across the kitchen after taking a drink, my house seems to be perpetually dirty. And that’s not to mention the lingering dog smell or occasional potty …

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10 Best Indestructible & Chew Proof Dog Collar: Buyer’s Guide & Reviews

Do you have a dog that chews just about everything in sight? If you’ve ever come home to destroyed plants, pillows, books, or furniture, you understand the frustration. Most puppies chew stuff. Fortunately, they usually grow out of the behavior…but not always.One thing that some habitual chewers like to dig their teeth into is their …

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20 Best Hypoallergenic Dog Beds: Ease Your Dog’s Dust Mite Allergy

We know that many humans have allergies to dust and other things in the environment, but did you know our dogs can be allergic to dust mites too? It’s true. If your furbaby has an allergy to these invisible creatures, it may cause watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, and lots of licking. Fortunately, there …

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18 Best Dog Detangler Spray: Fur-fect for Matted Hair & Fur

Face it: if you have a shaggy furbaby, the matting can be a huge problem. Not only can these knots be uncomfortable for your pooch, but they also trap bacteria that cause skin infections. Fortunately, regular combing or brushing can help prevent mats. Even with regular grooming, it’s often a struggle to keep the tangles …

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Dog Running Harness: Best Gear For A Safe Jog With Your Pup!

If you love to run and love dogs, there’s something special about combining your passions.If you love to run and love dogs, there’s something special about combining your passions. Before you leash Fido up for your cross-country outing by making sure you invest in the right gear for your furbaby. Take his safety into account. A …

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26 Best Dog Foods With Glucosamine: Dry Food, Canned & Treats

As your furbaby ages, you may have concerns about his mobility and comfort. That’s natural because 20% of pups will experience some form of arthritis during their lifetime. As a matter of fact, experts from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine estimate that 60% of older pooches will suffer from this degenerative condition. …

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Best 22 Commercial Dog Foods for Cushing’s Disease: Dry, Canned, Treats & Supplements

We want to give our furbabies the best quality of life, and that includes their diet. But, when our canine companions have an endocrine disorder like Cushing’s disease, the food we give them gains more importance. That’s because proper nutritional therapy can help you control the progress of this disease and may prolong your pal’s …

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Tree of Life Seeds Review: Hemp Oil for Dogs (full Spectrum PCR)

Because of their reported anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, anti-anxiety, and other properties, CBD oil products are gaining popularity as natural remedies for humans. What about our furbabies? Can hemp oil help aging dogs with arthritis or pups that struggle with anxiety? If these products had been around when I was in small animal practice, they would have been …

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12 Best Mulches for Dogs (Review): Pet-Safe and Pest Repellent

Has this happened to you?  You just finished your spring landscaping with a fresh layer of mulch. When you let Fido outside, he checks out the new materials and starts munching on a piece… Is eating mulch ok? In this review, we’re going to examine why dogs eat mulch, the benefits of mulch, and the …

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25 Best Dog Foods For Yorkies: Dry, Canned, Treats & Supplements

As one of the smallest breeds, Yorkshire Terriers have some unique challenges. Their diminutive size means their stomachs can’t hold as much food as larger dogs. These furbabies also have a high metabolism and energy level. We reviewed 25 products available on the market to help you find the best dog food for your Yorkie. …

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MCT Oil for Dogs: 14 Best Coconut Oil Supplements For Your Pup

You’ve probably been hearing about the benefits of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) in your diet. What about Fido? Dogs can also experience positive results from having ingredients like coconut oil added to their daily food.  We’ll review 14 products to help you find the best MCT oil for your furry friend’s needs. As always, consult …

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Can Dogs Get Coronavirus COVID-19

Can Dogs Get Coronavirus (COVID-19)? What We Know So Far (September 19, 2020)

Our furbabies are part of our family, and we worry about them. We wonder if we’re feeding them the right food and giving them enough attention. We’re anxious if we think they’re in pain, and we hope they have a good life. I get it. I feel concern whenever my older pooch seems the least …

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14 Best Portable Dog Fences For Camping: Easy Carry & SetUp (2020 Review)

If you want to share your outdoor adventures with your furbaby, a personal play place for Fido could come in handy. A dog portable fence for camping allows you to keep your special pal safe while you give him some freedom. We reviewed 14 products currently on the market to help you find the best …

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13 Best Dog Diapers for Poop: Females & Males (2020 Review)

Diapers for dogs…are you serious? Absolutely! Whether it’s due to age or a condition like anal sac disease, some pooches develop fecal incontinence during their lifetimes. If Fido can’t control his bowels any more, you’ll need to find a way to keep him from soiling your home. And it doesn’t make sense to put your …

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34 Best High Fiber Dog Foods For Anal Gland Problems: Dry, Canned, Treats, Raw & Supplement (We Asked A Vet)

If you’ve ever seen your furbaby scooting his but across the ground, you probably know about impacted anal glands. As a vet, one of the stinkiest jobs I’ve had is expressing or cleaning out these sacs when they’re packed full of gunk. So…what are anal glands? How do these little organs become clogged up, and …

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Homeopet: Top 10 Products Reviews for 2020 (Homeopathy Treatment For Dogs)

When I was in practice, we didn’t have the range of homeopathic remedies that are available today. Traditional medicines can be expensive and sometimes produce unwanted side effects. It would have been helpful to have some products that could work with my patient’s bodies to bring healing without synthetic drugs. The people at HomeoPet have …

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Best Dog Food For Hypothyroidism

25 Best Dog Foods For Hypothyroidism: Dry, Canned, Treats, Raw & Supplement (We Asked A Vet)

Like us, dogs tend to have a slower metabolism as they age. But in some cases, there’s more to it. Pups can also develop hypothyroidism as they get older. If your pal is hitting the middle years of life and you notice a drop in activity, thinning hair coat, and weight gain even though you’re …

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Dog Bite 101: The Ultimate Guide for Wound Infection Risks, Emergency Treatment & Prevention Tips for Dog Parents

We call our pups man’s best friend, and in so many ways it’s true. But dogs are still animals, and sometimes they can accidentally bite us. The city of Alexandria, VA defines a dog bite as, “any contact by a dog that results in broken skin, including puncture, bite or scratch.” While most injuries are …

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Dog Dander: The Ultimate Guide For Managing Dog Allergies

There’s no doubt that we love our furry friends. According to the American Pet Products Association, about 67% of American homes have a pet. But what happens when someone is allergic to dogs? The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that up to 10% of Americans have a dog allergy. Just what causes …

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26 Best Dog Food For Sensitive Stomach and Diarrhea

You probably know some people with gluten sensitivities or food allergies. Did you know the same kinds of problems can occur with our furbabies? If your dog has problems digesting some ingredients, you want to do everything you can to keep him healthy and comfortable. With that in mind, we reviewed 26 products on the …

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Origin of the domestic dog

Wolf VS Dog: The Forgotten History of Your Best Friend’s Domestication & Evolution

“Ever consider what our dogs must think of us?,“ asks Anne Tyler I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth.” Today’s pups are a far cry from their wolf ancestors. Our furbabies depend on …

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The Untold Story of Laika: The First Astronaut Dog in Space & the Communist Sputnik 2 mission

“Laika was quiet and charming” Dr. Vladimir Yazdovsky wrote in his book chronicling the story of Soviet space medicine. She was one of several dogs that gave their lives for the space race in the 1950s and ‘60s. The Soviet Union and the United States used test animals to figure out whether humans could survive …

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Best Slow Feed Dog Bowls

18 Best Slow Feed Dog Bowls: For Bloat Prevention & Speed Eaters

If you have pups like my two girls, you barely get their dinner down before it’s gone. The problem is that gulping food may cause a series of problems or conditions including: Choking Vomiting Upset stomach Bloat or twisted stomach Fortunately, there are products available on the market that can help your furbaby slow down …

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Best Low Sodium Dog Food

17 Best Low Sodium Dog Food Brands (Dry, Canned & Treats)

Humans have been watching the salt content in our diets since I was a kid. But what about Fido? Should we be concerned about how much sodium he’s getting?For most dogs, salt intake won’t be a problem because their body systems can handle it. However, a low sodium diet could be beneficial if your furbaby …

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Best Dog Paw Washer

6 Best Dog Paw Washers : Super-fast Paw Cleaning (+Reviews)

No matter the season, I’m constantly cleaning my pups’ feet. Whether I’m wiping muddy pads, removing snowballs, or drying paws so my babies don’t slip on our tile and wood floors, it’s a time-consuming task. That’s where a dog paw washer would come in handy.How do you know if you need a washer, and which …

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Your Dog Sprayed by Skunk ?

Your Dog Sprayed by Skunk? Don’t Panic, Take a Deep Breath, and Follow These Steps

Certified content. This guide has been written and verified by our veterinary advisor. Approved By: Dr. Libby Guise, DVM For my first veterinary job, I worked for a clinic in a small farming community. Needless to say, we had our share of dogs that tangled with area wildlife. When I had to help an owner …

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