Dr. Debra Eldredge, DVM, is an award-winning veterinarian and writer who graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was the first recipient of the Gentle Doctor Award, a prize given by clinical faculty for the best patient care.

She is an award-winning author of more than 20 books on pets, including the best-selling “Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook” and the “Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook“, and a veterinarian writer for Senior Tail Waggers. She is also a past president of the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Experience: 30 years as a veterinarian

Location: Vernon, NY


  • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

Books by Dr. Debra M. Eldredge

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Featured Articles by Dr. Eldredge on Senior Tail Waggers

dog urine sample in a plastic cup My Dog is Peeing Blood! 2 Vets Explain What to Do - The sight of blood in your dog’s urine can be extremely scary and make any… [...]
veterinarian team monitoring labrador dog Dog Vomiting Blood: Our Veterinarians Explain What to Do - Seeing your dog vomit is upsetting enough, but vomiting blood can be downright scary. So… [...]
dog coughing in park Dog Coughing: Our Vets Explain What to Do [8 Home Remedies] - Your dog has started to cough repeatedly - it's usually a sign that your dog… [...]
fleas in dog hair - closeup 5 Easy Ways to Tell if Your Dog Has Fleas, According to a Veterinarian - Dr. Debra Eldredge is the author of the best-selling "Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook" (Amazon… [...]
several pumpkins with dogs Is Pumpkin Truly a Miracle Food For Dogs’ Anal Gland Issues? What Truly Works. - Check any pet nutrition blog and you will see pumpkin touted as a cure all… [...]
dog is scooting almost Dog Scooting? The 4 Best Home Remedies According to 2 Vets - Though watching your dog rub his or her bottom across the clean white carpet is… [...]
old dog coughing hard 8 Best Home Remedies to Help a Coughing Dog [Vet Advice] - Before we look at possible home remedies to help your senior coughing dog, it is… [...]
dog with thermometer How to Tell if Your Dog Has Fever & What to Do [Vet Advice] - A normal dog’s temperature is from 99.5ºF and 102.5ºF. When you feel your dog, he… [...]

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