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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.

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...

The Vet’s Guide on Buying Shampoo for Dogs

Unfortunately for dogs, there comes a time when they must have a bath. Picking the right type of shampoo for dogs and their specific...

The Vet’s Guide on Wheelchairs for Dogs (9 Things to Know)

Today, mobility options for special-needs dogs have become widely available. If your dog is in need of temporary or permanent mobility assistance, a wide...

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...

How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (30-Day Diet Plan)

Staying fit and healthy, and maintaining an ideal weight is just as important for dogs as it is for people. However, the fact is...

Veterinarian’s Guide on Flea Collars for Dogs

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

15 Best Sensitive Stomach Dog Foods for Upset Stomachs

Tummy troubles are common in dogs. Most of the time dog's digestive troubles can be solved by switching your pet's diet and the right...

Best Dog Food for Beagles: 5 Vet Recommended Brands

Beagles are amazing little dogs and have gained popularity as house pets in recent years. Even though they were bred to hunt, people have...

Best Dog Food for Miniature American Shepherd: 10 Vet Recommended Brands

Miniature American Shepherds, also known as “Mini Aussies”, are becoming wildly popular around the world. Minis were first bred in the late 1980's in...

Best Dog Food for Newfoundland: 10 Vet Recommended Brands

Newfoundland dogs, or “Newfies” are the giant teddy bears of the dog world. They are super-sized and have super-sweet personalities to match. These gentle...

Best Dog Food for Weimaraners: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Sleek, gorgeous and bright the Weimaraner is an amazing dog both in the field and in the home. These large sporting dogs have traditionally been...

Best Dog Food for Maltese: 10 Vet Recommended Brands

It seems fitting that a dog as beautiful as the Maltese would take the name of its equally beautiful homeland, the island of Malta....

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