Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM, is an award-winning veterinarian and writer who graduated from Cornell University, where she was the first recipient of the school's Gentle Doctor Award. "Animals are my life," she says, "from from private practice to zoo work to shelter medicine." She now lives with 6 dogs, 1 cat, 1 donkey, 1 mini horse, 6 sheep, 2 geese, 7 chickens, and 12 ducks!
No more must you gird your loins and prepare for battle; these tips will make giving your pets oral medications much easier.
Before you take your dog on a hike in the woods, make sure you know how to prevent tick-borne diseases like this one.
This fairly common parasite can cause poop problems for both dogs and cats.
Cats can suffer from depression just like people, but once it's correctly identified, is usually short term.
If your dog has an outie, read this.
While dogs don't experience depression the same way humans do, here's how to cheer up your pup.
It's different than the human version of the flu and can be hard to differentiate from other respiratory illnesses.
If your dog gets the sniffles, don't assume you know the cause.
Just because dogs have fur doesn't mean they can't get frostbite!
Make sure you're prepared to act quickly in case of an emergency situation.
Hearing from the vet that your dog has been diagnosed with lymphoma can be scary. No dog parent wants to hear that their pup has cancer! However, not all hope is lost, as lymphoma is one of the more curable types of cancer in dogs. Learn all about this disease, how to keep a watchful eye out for it, and what to do once your dog starts showing signs.
If your dog is struggling to control her bladder, it can make her quality of life less than ideal. But luckily, there are things you can do to help your dog be more comfortable!
Lipomas are a fairly common benign fatty tumor seen in many senior dogs.
The word "cancer" can be one of the scariest words in the English language for pet parents. But there is hope, because if caught early on, many types of cancer are treatable. Be watchful for these warning signs of the disease to get the best outcome for your dog.
Dementia is an ailment that can effect older cats. Learn how to recognize it and what you can do to help your senior cat continue living a quality life.
Congestive heart failure is a common health problem seen in senior cats. Find out how to recognize it and what you can do to help them.
Hip dysplasia occurs in cats as well as dogs, though cats tend to hide it and handle it better. Learn what you need to know about caring for a cat with hip dysplasia.
Cat cataracts make it difficult for your kitty to see the world. Find out how to recognize cataracts in your cat and what actions to take first to alleviate them.
This article will help you decide if your dog needs CPR and how to perform CPR on your dog in an emergency.
Learn how to recognize the signs of an allergic reaction in your dog and what you can do at home to help him.
It can be very scary to see your beloved pet experiencing the signs of a seizure. Here’s how to identify a seizure in your dog and what you can do to help him.
Think your dog is running hot? Learn how to tell if a dog has a fever and what you can do to make him comfortable feel better.
If your pet has eaten something poisonous, your veterinarian may recommend that you make your dog throw up. Here’s how to do that.