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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.

The Vet’s Guide on Shopping for Hypoallergenic Dog Foods

Most of us are already familiar with hypoallergenic products for humans – cosmetics, shampoos and the like, but what how much do you know...

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...

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With a long list of human foods that we should never give our dogs, such as almonds, grapes, and chocolate, eggs are actually great...
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What Is a Service Dog?

Service dogs are all the rage these days, and for a very good reason. That said, some owners may consider their pets to be...
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The Best Dog Massage Videos

Giving your dog a massage might sound unusual or you might think that it is not necessary. However, dogs do indeed like massages as...
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You’re carelessly petting your dog and suddenly you notice a lump on their back. Your heart starts racing and you question yourself whether the...
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What to Do If Your Dog Coughs Up Blood?

If you notice that your dog is coughing, this is generally not a cause for alarm. However, if you see that the dog coughs...
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Reasons Why Your Dog Is Having Trouble Pooping

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Dog Bite Bacteria and Infectious Diseases: A Guide for Owners

Every year in the United States there are 4.5 million cases of dog bites. Dog bites make up 90% of all animal bites that...