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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.

The Best Low Protein Dog Food for Kidney and Liver Health

A low protein diet is recommended by a veterinarian only in very special cases, such as for dogs with kidney disease or failure, liver...

How to Feed Dogs With Kidney Disease

One of the more common serious health problems for dogs is kidney disease, and it affects more pets than people realize. A proper dog kidney...

Best Dog Food for Labs: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

While Labrador Retrievers (Labs) are known as one of the best family dogs, they are also known for becoming obese in their adult years. This...

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...

4 Common Types of Worms in Dog Poop

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...

10 Vet Recommended Dog Food Brands That Are Inexpensive (2021)

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 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...

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 Australian Shepherds: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

Despite the name Australian Shepherd (Aussie), the breed does not come from the land down under; they're from California. There are two types of...

Best Dog Food for Shetland Sheepdogs: 8 Vet Recommended Brands

Shetland Sheepdogs (or Shelties) are high energy bundles of long, silky fur. Their characteristic long coat can reach the ground, and they are a...

Best Dog Food for Brittany: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

Brittany is a very unique breed. A medium sized hunting dog, they thrive in the field, retrieving birds. They were once only known among hunters...

Best Dog Food for German Shorthair Pointers: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

German Shorthair Pointers (GSP) is a unique and very active breed with a wide range of nutritional needs across their lifetime. The German Shorthair...

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