Alexander Laybourne

Alexander Laybourne

Alex started writing from the moment he could hold a pen. What began as a way to pass time soon became a compulsion. It took several decades before Alex was able to leave the corporate world behind and embark on a real writing journey.
Now, Alex writes full-time, and when he’s not working on an article, he’s knee-deep in writing fiction. An animal lover, Alex’s family, have all been involved in various animal welfare charities. His father works for a large national Cat charity in the UK, and Alex has regularly taken part in fundraising events for them through the years.
Alex shares his life with his wife (to-be), children and stepchildren, a herd of guinea pigs, and numerous tropical fish, frogs and snails. The most recent addition to the family, Willow, a cockapoo puppy, has settled straight into family life and now controls who sits where on the sofa.

July 6, 2023 Dogs Facts & Stats 

How Much Does it Cost to Own a Dog in 2024? Are You Ready For Your Next Canine Friend?

Originally published on February 13, 2023, this article has been updated on July 6, 2023 to reflect the latest research and statistics. Our editorial team has ensured you’re viewing the most current data on this topic. Need help or have a question? Email us. I have owned dogs my entire life, and my family has […]

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May 27, 2023 A-Z Animals Advocate Animal Laws Dogs 

From Strict Liability to the One-Bite Rule: Navigating the Dog Bite Laws by State

Dogs are fantastic animals. However, it’s important to remember that they are still animals. Dogs can bite. That is a simple and high-level fact of life, irrespective of reasoning and circumstance. I have always lived in a house with at least one dog. Luckily, I have never been maliciously bitten by a dog. Of course, […]

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March 7, 2023 Advocate Animal Abuse 

Why Are Zoos Bad? Why Animals Should not be Kept in Zoos?

To many people, a trip to the zoo is a fun day out for the family. Visiting a zoo is a chance for many people to see exotic animals they would otherwise be unable to see. However, few people stop and actively consider why zoos are bad. In this article, we will take a look […]

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January 24, 2023 Dogs Dog Accessories 

Best Indoor Dog Kennel – Safe Haven for your Darling Pups!

Every dog deserves their own space. Us humans have our bedrooms and man caves, our summer houses and playrooms. It’s only fair that your dog also gets a place to call their own. Dogs are not greedy; they don’t want an entire room or a great sprawling area. A simple indoor dog kennel is perfect […]

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January 19, 2023 Advocate Animal Abuse 

Is Bullfighting Cruel? Truth Behind This Unethical & Torturous Blood Sport!

Bullfighting is an event of great questionability. In Spain, they do not classify it as a sport but as an art form. There were 824 bull fiestas in Spain alone in 2021. Personally, I feel bullfighting to be a horrific form of animal cruelty. Therefore, I have never and will never attend a bullfight. At […]

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January 14, 2023 Dogs Dog Breeds 

Unleashing The Charm Of White German Shepherd – All You Need To Know About This Gorgeous Dog!

White German shepherds are a magnificent breed. They are one of the most intelligent breeds and have a loyalty to their family that is nearly unparalleled. Although officially regarded as a separate breed from their more recognizable cousins, they are otherwise genetically identical. I grew up surrounded by German shepherds. My grandparents had brown and […]

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January 11, 2023 Cat litter Cats 

Best Covered Litter Box for Privacy, Odor Control & A Mess-free Experience!

I think it a safe bet to say that cat owners do not look forward to that familiar scraping sound as a cat searches for its favorite spot in the litter box. However, litter boxes are a necessity that comes as part of the cat package. Even cats that have outdoor access need to be […]

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December 17, 2022 Dogs 

How to Stop Puppy Biting and Train Bite Inhibition?

Puppies bite. It is a simple and honest fact. A puppy’s mouth is full of 28 puppy teeth, and during their first four months, those teeth will fall out and be replaced by their adult teeth. Unfortunately, for many dog owners, puppy biting is something they put up with and accept as unavoidable. I’ve had […]

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December 15, 2022 Cats Advocate 

Benefits of Neutering Cat – Positive Behavioral and Health Impacts

Having your cat neutered is a talking point for many cat owners. Taking away your feline companion’s reproductive capabilities can feel savage and cruel. However, there are many health benefits to getting a cat spayed or neutered. Being a cat owner my entire life and having had family members work for national cat charities in […]

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December 12, 2022 Dogs 

Normal Dog Heartrate – Vital Signs That Include Pulse, Temperature, and Respiration

Being aware of a normal dog’s heart rate is essential when looking at the health and well-being of your dog. Dogs are an integral part of many families. They assume the role of a pet, child, friend, colleague, and companion. I have had dogs since childhood and can’t imagine a life or a household without […]

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