Category Archives: Dr Donna Spector

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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DR. DONNA SPECTOR: LEARN HOW TO AVOID OVER-VACCINATION!

There is a simple test which may help determine if your dog needs a booster vaccine. Vaccinations are critical to the well-being of dogs and they protect dogs from potentially deadly, infectious diseases such as distemper and parvovirus. However, vaccination … Continue reading

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