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Dr Deborah Shores, DVM

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Deborah, DVM, is an American Veterinarian. In the last 6 years, Dr. Shores has worked as a clinical veterinarian for dogs, cats, small mammals and non-human primates (macaque monkeys) as well as a writer on the subject of pet health. Her passion is educating animal lovers about pet care and common animal diseases.

Ask a Vet: Does Hypoallergenic Dog Food Really Work and Why?

If your dog suffers from itchy skin, your veterinarian may have suggested a "diet trial" or "elimination diet" using hypoallergenic dog food as the most...

Ask a Vet: How to Put an Overweight Dog on a...

In recent years, dogs - just like their human counterparts - have become more and more overweight (1). In fact, studies show that canine obesity...

Holistic Dog Care: The Ultimate Evidence-based Guide

When people hear the term "holistic" they typically think about alternative medicine. It brings to mind acupuncture and herbal remedies alone. This is a common...

Raw Diet for Dogs 101: The Ultimate Guide

The concept of raw diet for dogs and general raw dog feeding is based on the carnivorous nature of dogs. Our domesticated canines belong to...

How To Slim Down an Overweight Dog + 30-Day Diet Plan

Staying fit and healthy and maintaining an ideal weight is just as important for dogs as it is for people.  However, the fact is...

Best Food for Dogs 101: Dog Food Buying Guide

Introduction  There are tons of options out there for best food for dogs available today, and it can be very intimidating for new pet parents...

10 Vet Recommended Dog Food Brands That Are Inexpensive

As a veterinarian, dog lovers are always asking me for my opinion on what are top vet recommended dog food brands that are healthy...

Vet Recommended Safe Dog Treats for Snacking

Take a walk down the aisles of any “big-box” pet store and you will be overwhelmed by all the dog treats that are available...

7 Vet Recommended Supplements for Dogs

Many nutritional supplements for dogs are now the go to tool for pet parents as a potential prevention of certain health issues in dogs. Even though...

6 Vet’s Tips on How to Care for Senior Dogs

Bedding Just like people, older dogs can suffer from arthritis, a degenerative change in the joints that leads to pain and loss of mobility. Sleeping...

Dog Products Related Health Issues That Vets Often Run Into

Pet parents spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year on their canine companions. They buy dog beds, chew toys, leashes, collars, and...

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Ask a Vet: Does Hypoallergenic Dog Food Really Work and Why?

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Some owners think crate training their dog is cruel and mean. They feel like they're locking Fido away in a doggy jail. On the...

Ask a Vet: How to Put an Overweight Dog on a...

In recent years, dogs - just like their human counterparts - have become more and more overweight (1). In fact, studies show that canine obesity...