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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 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...

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...

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...

Best Dog Food for Mastiffs: 10 Vet Recommended Brands

Mastiffs, or molessor dogs, are an incredible group of canines. There are many different types of Mastiffs in the world, from the stout Bull...

Best Dog Food for Springer Spaniels: 9 Vet Recommended Brands

Today dog foods are not one-size-fits-all. Continued canine nutritional research and investigations into the dog’s genome have shown that different individuals can benefit from specific...

Best Dog Food for Bernese Mountain Dog: 7 Vet Recommended Brands

Bernese mountain dogs look like adorable tiny black bears as puppies and grow to adult bear-size by the time they are 8 months old!...

Top 10 Best Performance Dog Foods for Working and Athletic Dogs

Athletic dogs have very unique individual nutritional needs. Not only does an athletic or working dog's diet vary based on his age, weight and...

7 Vet Recommended Supplements for Dogs

Many nutritional supplements for dogs are now the go to tool for pet parents as a potential prevention of certain health issues in dogs. Even though...

Best Dog Food for Shetland Sheepdogs: 8 Vet Recommended Brands

Shetland sheepdogs are one of the most recognizable breeds out there, as they look like a miniature Collie. “Shelties” as many call them, were...

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