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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.

Best Dog Food for Rottweilers: 5 Vet Recommended Brands

Rottweilers are amazing, beautiful dogs with personalities to match. These dogs are smart and easy to train, which is what makes them an excellent...

5 Best Hypoallergenic Dog Food Brands and 6 Alternatives

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

Best Dog Food for Dachshunds: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Dachshunds come in two ‘varieties’ – the standard and the miniature. Their body weight can range from under 11 pounds for minis to 16-35...

Best Dog Food for Pomeranians: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

The Pomeranian is a small dog with a medium energy level. Like most canines, they are active in their younger years and slow down...

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...

Best Dog Food for French Bulldogs: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

French Bulldogs (Frenchies) aren't the most active breed, but they aren't lazy either. Feeding the proper amount of calories each day and picking the...

Best Dog Food for Vizsla: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Also known as the Hungarian Pointer, the Vizsla is one of the smallest sporting dogs and has the characteristics of both a pointer and...

Veterinarian’s Guide on Flea Collars for Dogs

Fleas have been a nuisance to dogs and their human companions for millennia. In the last 50 years, flea control has become much more...

18 Best Vet Recommended Healthy Dog Food Brands: Dry and Wet...

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

Best Dog Food for Havanese: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

The Havanese is a unique breed that began its climb to popularity just a few short years ago. Before then, they were largely unknown...

Best Dog Food for Poodles: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Poodles are one of the most diverse dog breeds out there. There are three "types" of poodles – the toy, miniature, and standard. While they...

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...

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