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Standards
I have integrity and I have a strong sense of ethics.  If an article appears to endorse a product or service it is because after extensive personal experience and/or research indicate the superior quality of that particular service.  Essentiallydogs.com contains links to websites owned and operated by third parties and has no control over the content of any linked website and is not responsible for their content. 


 


Ethics
I do NOT recommend products or services that do NOT meet my high standards and that present any conflict of interest.  My content is NOT influenced by any companies or manufacturers.  My blog does NOT contain content which might present any conflict of interest whatsoever.  Each of your purchases via my affiliate links does NOT result in additional costs for purchases you make.  Under no circumstances will clicking on any of the adverts or links, or buying any of the recommended products cost you any more money as a result of my affiliate membership.  In fact, I make an strong effort to provide coupon codes or discounts.  In such cases, these discounts lower my commissions, but my goal is to be helpful to my readers even if it is to my disadvantage. 


 


Disclosure
When an article contains an affiliate link, I disclose that merchant on the bottom of the article.  Although I include links and refer to third party websites, this is not a blanket indication that I am in agreement with all of their opinions, views, content and the quality of their products other than those I specify.  I carefully choose the content and products that I feel are worthy of mentioning on my website.   Not many of us have the good fortune to do the amount of work that I do without any financial support whatsoever.  If I could do that I would, but I am not in that situation.  I maintain a number of affiliate relationships with respectable merchants from which I earn a small commission when products are purchased via my website.  I feel that it is only fair to earn a little bit of money considering all the hours of research and diligence I dedicate in order to provide the best information and content that my readers deserve. 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires bloggers to provide a disclosure statement of affiliate relationships with merchants.  This statement is required when the purchase of a product or service recommended by a blogger receives compensation or a commission when a product is purchased through the blog.


 


Educational Resource
Essentiallydogs.com is an educational resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. I obtain information through extensively researching the work of the foremost authorities in veterinary nutrition and medical care.  They are leaders in the field of veterinary care.  I also obtain information through government websites as well as other reliable resources.  All of my resources are appropriately cited when used as references.  My articles are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace (prescribed) veterinary treatment. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal and homeopathic remedies and supplements. Please do plenty of your own research so that you may equip yourself with the knowledge necessary to be an effective advocate for your dog’s well-being.


 


Liability
essentiallydogs.com’s site owner (Janie Lerner), guest writers, and others associated with the website are not to be held liable for any damages from the use or for the inability to use the contents of this web site, its links, or its information.


 


Privacy Policy
Your privacy is very important to me and I am committed to protecting it. I ask for your email address when you make a comment on my site to cut down on spam and hacking.  When signing up for the newsletter your email address is obviously required so the newsletter will be sent to you.  I will never sell or share that information.


 


How to Support My Website
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