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Deborah Shores, DVM

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.

Best Dog Food for Poodles: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Poodles are one of the most diverse dog breeds out there, which is why it is so important to find the best dog food for...

Ask A Vet: What’s the Best Dog Food and Diet for...

As dogs age, their health deteriorates, and the most common health problem in senior dogs is osteoarthritis (1). Unfortunately, canine arthritis is not exclusive to...

Best Dog Food for German Shepherds: 8 Vet Recommended Brands

Dog lovers are hard-pressed to find a pup as reliable and dedicated as the German Shepherd. The German Shepherd dog, or GSD (as vets...

How to Know Which Dog Food is Good for Your Dog

Shopping for dog food can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you are looking to change your pet’s current diet, you have...

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...

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