Category Archives: Pet Health

DR. DONNA SPECTOR: HALLOWEEN PET SAFETY TIPS

Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for children and adults; however, the scary creatures, silly costumes, decorations and treats can be frightening and even dangerous for dogs and cats. I recommend following these guidelines to keep your pet safe and stress-free … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: CATS ARE EATING CINDY OUT OF HOUSE AND HOME

I got this email from Cindy, who is a Cat Chat® listener, and has taken to heart my advice to feed cats wet food only, because they are obligate carnivores whose bodies don’t need or do well with carbohydrates. She … Continue reading

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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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