Holly Cranfield – Author

Holly Cranfield

My name is Holly Cranfield. From a young age I have been fascinated by animals, I constantly found myself surrounded by them. I was also obsessed with huskies, so much so that I wrote a letter to my parents trying to persuade them to adopt one. It’s clear my persuasion worked. From then on, I learned how to care for our husky and be a proper owner. I loved going on walks in the evening after school with my mum, spending time with both was the epitome of peace for me. Since becoming the owner of both a dog and a cat, I’ve been able to learn their behaviours and how they differ as species. I’ve been able to apply this knowledge to other breeds and animals. People truly underestimate the power of learning through day-today life and experience. I hope to let you all know the knowledge I’ve learnt through this, it’s likely many of you will also relate to it!.


Holly’s Latest Articles

  • Understanding Dog Food Ingredient Labels

    Understanding Dog Food Ingredient Labels

    Marketing for commercial dog food is intense, and many larger companies care more about profit than good nutrition for the dogs. Poor quality ingredients and unethical practices have resulted in new, better quality dog food companies appearing (however, some larger companies have started mimicking these ethical companies to get into the market with poorer quality…

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  • The Importance of Feline Nutrition

    The Importance of Feline Nutrition

    Cats are obligate carnivores (true carnivores), which means they are physiologically built to survive on a meat-based diet. If cats don’t get enough animal protein in their diet, they will break down their body’s muscles and organs to survive.

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  • 10 Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

    10 Low-Cost Enrichment Ideas For Your Dog

    Enrichment activities for your dog don’t have to cost much money. I have compiled a list of activities your dog will enjoy without breaking the bank. You can try as many or as few as you like and see which ones your dog enjoys the most.

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  • The Importance of Good Nutrition For Dogs

    The Importance of Good Nutrition For Dogs

    All animals (including humans) need a nutritional diet to remain healthy throughout their lives. A nutritious diet provides everything the body needs to grow, heal, and function optimally throughout its life cycle and development stages. A dog can survive years without a fully nutritious diet, but that lack of nutrition will eventually lead to illness…

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  • Can Cats Eat Bananas

    Can Cats Eat Bananas

    Are you wondering if cats can enjoy a bite or two of your favorite fruit, bananas? While it may seem strange, bananas are safe for our feline friends to nibble on in small amounts! Can cats eat bananas? Cats can eat bananas in small amounts, but it’s not a natural or necessary part of their…

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  • Why Do Cats Loaf? (Fulfilling The Stereotype)

    Why Do Cats Loaf? (Fulfilling The Stereotype)

    Cats loaf for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, it’s because they feel happy, calm, and at ease. A cat will assume a loaf position when it is drowsy but not sleepy, relaxed but attentive, comfortable but aware of its surroundings. If it’s cold, your cat might be conserving body heat. On the…

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  • What Smell Do Cats Hate: 10 Scents Cats Hate

    What Smell Do Cats Hate: 10 Scents Cats Hate

    Cats dislike strong smells like citrus fruits, coffee grounds, spices, and many essential oils. Some of these substances are toxic to cats, while others irritate their nose.

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  • 20 Flowers That Are Safe For Cats

    20 Flowers That Are Safe For Cats

    But not all flowers are safe for your furry friends. And when you have flowers in the house, your cats will likely smell them, rub against them, and even try and eat them! So here’s a list of cat-safe flowers that will look stunning in your favorite vase.

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  • Why Do Cats Cover Their Face When They Sleep?

    Why Do Cats Cover Their Face When They Sleep?

    Cats have a peculiar habit of covering their faces when they sleep; in this article, we will get to the bottom of this.

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  • Why You Should Teach Your Dog To Be Calm

    Why You Should Teach Your Dog To Be Calm

    We all need to learn how to slow down, relax and be calm, our dogs included. However, being calm is not necessarily an innate behavior your dog will know, which is why you should teach your dog to be calm.

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  • The Importance of Focus Training For a Husky

    The Importance of Focus Training For a Husky

    Huskies are notoriously independent, high-energy, determined, and mischievous. Well known for doing whatever they please and getting away with it because they are so adorable! For these reasons, you must start focus training with your Husky puppy as soon as possible.

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  • Games To Play With A Blind Dog

    Games To Play With A Blind Dog

    So if your dog suddenly loses sight, relearning to play will help boost their confidence. Of course, a dog who is born blind will not know any different but will still want and need to play.

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  • Living With A Blind Dog

    Living With A Blind Dog

    A blind dog can have a rich life full of fun and love just as well as a sighted dog. This is because dogs don’t rely on their sight as much as humans do; smell, hearing, and touch are more important to a dog than sight.

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  • How Long Should A Dog Pant After Exercise

    How Long Should A Dog Pant After Exercise

    Panting is how our dogs cool themselves down, and it is normal to hear them panting during exercise, play, when they are excited, or when it’s hot outside. However, there is no hard or set time limit for how long your dog should be panting, and there are many factors that will affect how long…

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  • History of The Siberian Husky to Help Understand Their Traits

    History of The Siberian Husky to Help Understand Their Traits

    The Siberian Husky is one of fourteen ‘ancient dog breeds in existence today. With its penetrating gaze, beautiful fluffy coat, and distinctive facial markings, it is easily one of the most recognizable dog breeds around.

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  • Why It’s Important To Train Your Dog

    Why It’s Important To Train Your Dog

    A dog will not automatically know what you want them to do. You will have to be prepared to teach them the behaviors that you expect from them. They will have to be taught their boundaries.

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  • Why your dog looks so happy when you scratch its ears

    Why your dog looks so happy when you scratch its ears

    Studies have shown that petting or rubbing your dog’s ears releases endorphins. Your dog’s ears have many nerve endings that react when rubbed.

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  • Will Dog Pee Ruin Artificial Grass

    Will Dog Pee Ruin Artificial Grass

    Dog urine can range from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline (between pH 5.5-pH 8). If your artificial grass does not have proper backing underneath it, this can result in the urine getting trapped and absorbed, leading to unpleasant smells being released.

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  • How Often Does A Husky Go Into Heat

    How Often Does A Husky Go Into Heat

    Small female dogs may go into heat three times a year compared to larger breeds that may have a season once a year. Every dog is different, so it’s hard to say exactly how often it happens.

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