Home Authors Posts by Deborah Shores, DVM

Deborah Shores, DVM

Deborah Shores, DVM
58 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

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...

Top 50 Best Grain Free Dog Food Brands

Many dog owners today are aware of the disadvantages that grains can have on canine health. Picking one of the best grain free dog food...

The 45 Best Senior Dog Food Brands

When it comes to “senior dog foods,” most dog owners believe that they’re doing the right thing by choosing a food labeled specifically for...

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

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

Ask a Vet: What’s the Best Dog Food for Arthritis?

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...

6 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,...

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...

The Vet’s Guide on DNA Tests for Dogs

Long before I went into veterinary practice, my first dog was a “pound puppy” – a stray that had been picked up by the...

5 Reasons Why Grain Free Diet May Not Be Right for...

In the last few years, grain free diet for dogs have become all the rage for pet parents. It's likely you've heard or read...

A Veterinarian’s Guide on Treadmills for Dogs

Many puppy parents wonder how they can exercise the family dog more frequently or more efficiently. Taking walks or playing outdoors may be difficult...

A Vet’s Guide to Dewormers for Dogs: The What, Why and...

At one time or another in your dog’s life, he may need to take a medication for internal parasites or “worms”. If you believe...

LATEST FEATURES

Are You Really Ready to Bring a Dog Home

Are You Really Ready to Bring a Dog Home?

The idea of bringing home a “new” dog is thrilling to all dog lovers. The notion is so enticing, in fact, that we often...
10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

10 Most Common Dog Digestive Problems and How to Treat Them

Just like with us, dog digestive problems are one of the most common ailments that pet owners will have to deal with. A "digestive...
6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

6 Reasons You Should Always Pick Up Your Dog’s Poop

For some of us as dog owners, it may sometimes seem like an imposition to have to pick up dogs' poop, but it’s our...
Dog Paw Problems and What You Should Know About Them

7 Most Common Dog Paw Problems and What to Do About...

Dogs' paw health is often neglected by pet owners, but shouldn't be. Your dog's paw pads provide cushioning to reduce stress on their bones...
5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Products

5 Toxic Substances Frequently Found in Pet Foods and Pet Products

As pet parents, we do everything we can to provide our pets with products that are healthy for them, or at least products that...
Best Dog Carriers

The Best Dog Carriers Review

We've tested a HUGE number of pet carriers for dogs, reviewed each one to find and rank the best dog carriers available. Here's our detailed buying guide.
How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems

How to Use Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Problems

Coconut oil has become a health trend among humans in the last few years. Now, this product is getting into the pet industry as...
Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While Boarding

Top 3 Health Risks Your Dog Could Be Exposed to While...

Even when you trust your dog’s boarding facility explicitly, even when it’s pristine, well ventilated, and temperature controlled, there’s a possibility that your dog...
Best Dog Toys

The 10 Best Dog Toys for Boredom and More

Every dog needs toys to be entertained and mentally stimulated. Choosing toys for your pet seems like a simple task, but how can you...
5 Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

5 Causes and Signs of Prostate Problems in Dogs

An enlarged prostate is a common condition that affects men in their senior years. But men are not the exception because male dogs and...