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Deborah Shores, DVM

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In the last 8 years, Dr. Shores has worked as a clinical veterinarian for dogs, cats, small mammals and non-human primates as well as a writer on the subject of pet health. Her passion is breaking down the intricacies of proper dog health care and dog nutrition.

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

Our pets today live much longer than they did a few decades ago, thanks to advancements in veterinary care and a variety of medicine, tools...

Ask a Vet: Is Grain Free Food Bad for Dogs?

Over the past decade, a grain-free diet for dogs has become all the rage for pet owners. You've likely heard or read how no dog...

4 Common Types of Worms in Dog Poop

https://youtu.be/SAke3zNfJFk Worms in your dog’s poop is a sure sign of parasite infestation. However, you won't always know of worm infestation from a dog's feces alone. Worms...

Hydrocortisone Cream for Dogs: What Is It and How to Use...

Hydrocortisone is a medicinal substance found in many human-grade topical products. Its main utilization is in treating inflammation or allergic reactions, particularly if they...

Hypoallergenic Dog Food: What It Is, Does It Really Work, and...

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

The Best Sensitive Stomach Dog Foods of 2023 (For Upset Stomachs)

If you're searching for the best sensitive stomach dog foods, you've clicked the right article. Upset stomach in dogs is very common because there are...

15 Safe Human Meds for Dogs To Stock in Your First...

Have you ever wondered if human meds for dogs are safe? In most cases, you should be only giving your dog medications that are specifically...

The Ultimate List of Toxic and Safe Plants, Seeds for Dogs

The idea of gardening when you have a dog can be daunting. Even if you do not garden but have plants around, not only...

Best Dog Food for Springer Spaniels: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Looking for the best dog food for Springer Spaniels? Well, in general, you ought to select a meal that has been approved by the Association...

Best Dog Food for Newfoundland: 10 Vet Recommended Brands

While the Newfoundland breed (or "Newfies") was officially recognized by the AKC in 1886, they were virtually unknown as a household pet just 20...

Dog Dental Chews: The 5 Best Recommended by Vets

Are you struggling to find the right dog dental chews for Fido? No need to worry! We've compiled a list of five of the...

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 misconception,...

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