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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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

The Heart-Healthy Foods That Can Help Save Your Pup's Life

The Heart-Healthy Foods That Can Help Save Your Pup's Life


Your dog doesn't eat bacon for breakfast, and he'll never turn down a game of fetch, so surely he's not at risk for heart disease, right? Actually, nearly 8 million dogs in the United States already have heart disease (that's 10 percent of all pups). Canine heart problems can be congenital, where the defect has been present since birth and

7 Ways Your Pup Makes You a Healthier, Happier Human

7 Ways Your Pup Makes You a Healthier, Happier Human


You swear you can feel your stress level go down when you pet your pup, right? And you're pretty convinced your heart rate goes down when your dog is by your side. Well, it's not all in your head; science actually proves what we pet parents have known forever: that having a dog is actually good for your health (like