Dr. Erica Irish DVM

Dr. Erica Irish grew up in New York City and then moved to Florida in 2001. She attended the University of Florida for her Bachelor’s degree and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She also has certifications from the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the American Veterinary Dental College. In her spare time, Dr. Irish serves on the UF CVM Alumni Council. Her interests include cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, and integrative medicine. She also enjoys baking, reading, ballet, astronomy, and all things related to Disney. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 10+ years. Together, they have five cats, two dogs, and two children.

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Grass Seeds in Dogs: How to Protect and Treatment Options

Filed in Dog Health by on May 5, 2022
Grass Seeds in Dogs: How to Protect and Treatment Options

Does your dog enjoy spending time outdoors and rolling around in the grass? While this is a favorite activity for many pups, grass can pose various risks to your pet’s health. Grass seed irritation is one of the most common grass-related issues dogs encounter. The sharp edges of the seed …

Does your dog enjoy spending time outdoors and rolling around in the grass? While this is a favorite activity for many pups, grass can pose various risks to your pet’s …

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Don’t Rely on Ranges to Determine Your Dog’s Ideal Weight

Filed in Dog Health by on February 19, 2022
Don’t Rely on Ranges to Determine Your Dog’s Ideal Weight

Weight can significantly impact your dog’s health and is something you should monitor closely. However, knowing how much your dog should weigh can be a bit confusing. Your dog’s ideal weight depends on many factors and isn’t always as simple as checking the number on the scale. While scales can …

Weight can significantly impact your dog’s health and is something you should monitor closely. However, knowing how much your dog should weigh can be a bit confusing. Your dog’s ideal …

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6 Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds

Filed in Dog Health by on January 25, 2022
6 Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds

Dogs spend approximately 12 hours a day sleeping! This is a significant portion of your pet’s time, so it’s essential to ensure your dog has a comfortable place to rest. Elevated dog beds are similar to a cot and can be an excellent option for your furry friend. These beds …

Dogs spend approximately 12 hours a day sleeping! This is a significant portion of your pet’s time, so it’s essential to ensure your dog has a comfortable place to rest. …

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How To Reduce Short Hair Dog Shedding

Filed in Dog Health by on January 19, 2022
How To Reduce Short Hair Dog Shedding

Do you have a short hair dog whose hair constantly covers your clothes or furniture? While shedding is usually a trait associated with long hair dogs, short hair dogs can also shed a lot of hair. Shedding is a normal part of your dog’s hair cycle. However, shedding can also …

Do you have a short hair dog whose hair constantly covers your clothes or furniture? While shedding is usually a trait associated with long hair dogs, short hair dogs can …

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Best Dog Foods for German Shepherds

Filed in Dog Health by on December 28, 2021
Best Dog Foods for German Shepherds

Choosing the best food for your German Shepherd can seem like an overwhelming task. German Shepherds are large breed dogs and have specific nutrient requirements. Luckily, there are some great diets that can promote healthy growth and development in your dog. In this article, I’ll discuss my recommendations for the …

Choosing the best food for your German Shepherd can seem like an overwhelming task. German Shepherds are large breed dogs and have specific nutrient requirements. Luckily, there are some great …

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