Danielle Braff

Danielle Braff

Danielle is a freelance writer who loves taking walks with her 4-year-old cocker spaniel, whom she drags around Chicago multiple times a day. She and her husband also have two cats and two daughters.

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Why Your Pup Is Barking (and What You Can Do About It)

Why Your Pup Is Barking (and What You Can Do About It)

As much as you swear they’re going to open their mouth and say something one day—there are only a few ways pups can verbally communicate with us. Barking is a big one! Unfortunately for us humans, there are so many translations, it can be hard to interpret them sometimes (and even harder to make them stop—like when

Avoid Scary Dog Food Recalls in Three Easy Steps

Avoid Scary Dog Food Recalls in Three Easy Steps


As a pet parent, there's probably not much that's scarier than a food recall: you feel guilty because you fed your dog something that could have made him sick, and yet what could you have done to possibly prevent it? It leaves you feeling pretty helpless (and paranoid about your pup's health!). With the seeming rise in recalls, we talked

The Pros and Cons of Corn in Your Dog’s Diet

The Pros and Cons of Corn in Your Dog’s Diet

One of the most controversial foods when it comes to dogs is corn. And chances are that your pup has probably eaten a lot of it if he’s had commercial pet food. “Corn is a cost and convenience concession,” says Ernie Ward, veterinarian and author of Chow Hounds. But that’s no fault of pet parents: There’s a

The Surprising Risks of Feeding Your Dog Raw Food

The Surprising Risks of Feeding Your Dog Raw Food


Of all the dog food trends out there (gluten-free! limited ingredients!) raw food is one of the most persistent. There’s a perception out there that raw is better because it’s how pups’ ancestors (aka wolves) ate. And while it’s definitely less processed, which is a nutritional win, there are potential consequences that come along with raw that

Natural Ways to Ease Your Pup’s Stiff Joints

Natural Ways to Ease Your Pup’s Stiff Joints


It’s tough to see your once sprightly pup, who used to bound through the dog park, hobbling around with stiff legs. It’s not that he’s getting lazy in his old age, though—there’s a good chance he’s suffering from canine arthritis: Up to 70 percent of pups will develop degenerative joint disease, as their cartilage