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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.

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...

5 Best Dog Foods for Pugs

Pugs can be a problematic breed to feed because of the anatomy of their face, jaws and nose, and they require special attention about...

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...

5 Best Dog Foods for Schnauzers

Most manufacturers producing food for Schnauzers try to determine ingredients that will provide all the essential nutrients to fit the activity, body size and...

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...

5 Best Dog Foods for Huskies

Siberian Huskies are working dogs that were bred to pull sledges in the Arctic wilderness. Circumstances have influenced the diet of these active dogs...

11 Best High Fiber Dog Food Brands

If a vet recommended a high fiber diet for your dog, it's probably for one of two reasons: (1) to form good or better...

How Accurate Are Dog DNA Tests?

In the very beginning, the use of dog DNA tests and determining the genetic origin of an individual dog was done mostly for fun...

Best Dog Food for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: 8 Vet Recommended...

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) breed was developed in the United Kingdom. These dogs were a favorite of King Charles II. They are...

Best Dog Food for Shih Tzus: 10 Vet Recommended Brands

Shih Tzus are one of the most well-known lap dogs on the planet, and these pups are known for their warm personality and love...

Best Dog Food for Boston Terriers: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Boston Terrier pups can be tricky to feed. They love to eat, which can lead to obesity if they aren't kept on a healthy,...

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...

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