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 Pups Get Pancreatitis and What You Can Do About It

Why Pups Get Pancreatitis and What You Can Do About It

Pups, they’re just like us! They’re suckers for fatty foods—especially when humans give them tastes during the holidays. But those high-fat table scraps can seriously backfire: They’re one of the main reasons why dogs are diagnosed with pancreatitis (the day after Thanksgiving is known as one of the busiest days for pancreatitis emergency vet visits!) The

How to Handle a Pup Who Always Seems Hungry

How to Handle a Pup Who Always Seems Hungry


On the first day we adopted our cocker spaniel, we dumped the portioned food into her bowl, and Lola gobbled it up in 20 seconds. “Poor thing,” I said. She must have been starved at the shelter. So I gave her more. And more. Until I realized that she wasn’t starving. She just loves to eat! Sound familiar? It’

The Best Airlines for Pups, Paws Down

The Best Airlines for Pups, Paws Down


When Irina Jilishitz and her 14-pound pug-mix, Wrigley, first flew together on Southwest, both were nervous travelers. Jilishitz had recently adopted Wrigley from a Chicago shelter while visiting, and was bringing him home to New York. She wasn’t too familiar with him yet, and was nervous that he wouldn’t do well on the flight. And Wrigley was in

How to Treat Your Pup the Right Amount

How to Treat Your Pup the Right Amount


T-R-E-A-T. That's probably how you have to spell the word around your pup so they don't freak out when you say it! Hey, we totally understand--we like rewarding our pups for good "sits" and "stays" (and sometimes just for being freaking adorable.) But you may be treating them too much: “In many cases, there are multiple family members who like

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