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 Puppy Doesn't Necessarily Need to Eat Puppy Food

Why Your Puppy Doesn't Necessarily Need to Eat Puppy Food


Got the puppy? Check. Found a vet? Check. Now you just need to figure out what to feed them! One of the most common questions we come across with young pups is whether it’s okay to give them adult dog food, or if their nutritional needs are different. So we spoke with Richard Patton, a New Mexico-based animal nutrition

The Natural Ingredient That Could be Harming Your Dog’s Health

The Natural Ingredient That Could be Harming Your Dog’s Health


You know that by-products are bad news and steer clear of fillers—but there’s another, lesser known ingredient that’s been sneaking into certain dog food that you need to beware of. It’s called Carrageenan, and it's extracted from red seaweed. Sounds like it could be healthy, right? But it’s become controversial lately because some studies have

The Surprising Downsides to Wet Dog Food

The Surprising Downsides to Wet Dog Food

Wet food has a reputation for being superior to kibble. Some humans think it’s better because it’s got more moisture in it, and some pups seem to find it more appetizing than dry food. But looks can be deceiving when it comes to these cans. We spoke with John Gicking, of BluePearl Veterinary Partners, board certified in veterinary

5 Things You Need to Know About GMOs Before Feeding Your Dog

5 Things You Need to Know About GMOs Before Feeding Your Dog


GMOs have been a hotly debated human food topic ever since genetically modified foods were introduced in the 1990s. But it’s also become a controversial issue in the dog food world for the same reason: government regulation of these foods varies so much, it makes us wonder if we really should be feeding our pups those altered ingredients. We

How to Prevent the Dreaded Pup Car Sickness

How to Prevent the Dreaded Pup Car Sickness


You’re psyched to hit the road this summer, but your pup might not be so thrilled if he’s throwing up in the backseat! About 7 million dogs suffer from motion sickness, according to a recent study, but only a quarter get treated for it. Like humans, some dogs get a disconnection between what their body’s sensory and