Author Archives: Dr. Donna Spector

HALO’S HEALTHY WEIGHT CHALLENGE—KEEPING UP THE LOSS DURING WEEK 7!

Faith’s new food plan was just what the doctor ordered—she shed another 0.6 pounds this week. She is now 62.8 pounds after just 7 weeks! Faith’s “prescription” for weight loss was to lose between 1 and 2% of her body … Continue reading

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ASK-THE-VET: CAT DIAGNOSED WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Question: My 16 year old cat Lucy has just been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease The vet feels she has lost 2/3rds of her kidney function based on blood and urine tests. She is also anemic. The vet recommended switching … Continue reading

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HALO’S HEALTHY WEIGHT CHALLENGE—BACK ON TRACK DURING WEEK 6!

After Faith’s weight gain during Week 4 we took another look at her calories and cut her back by another 5%. Remember: whenever your vet creates a weight loss plan—is just a starting point—a best guess. Don’t be disappointed—the plan … Continue reading

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ASK-THE-VET: HOW TO REMOVE SKUNK ODOR

Question: How to remove skunk odor from your pet? We have always found that Denorex or TGel (tar based dandruff shampoos) work very well. However, I’d like to hear from a veterinarian whether this is harmful to the pet. (Definitely … Continue reading

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HALO’S HEALTHY WEIGHT CHALLENGE—WE NEVER SAID IT WAS EASY! CHALLENGES DURING WEEK 3 AND 4

After Faith’s big weight loss, the scale didn’t budge an ounce during Week 3. Although it is actually quite common for dogs to experience a weight plateau for a week or two after a big loss, Faith actually gained a … Continue reading

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