Tag Archives: Dr Donna Spector

ASK-THE-VET: ELDERLY CAT IN RENAL FAILURE

Question: My tortie, [an elderly cat in renal failure], I have tried the prescription food…she would graze on the dry food only. I tried Halo a couple nights ago and I have to keep filling up her plate. So she … Continue reading

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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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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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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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ASK-THE-VET: IS CAMPHOR HARMFUL TO DOGS?

Question: Is the odor of camphor tablet for repelling mosquito harmful or toxic for the dogs? Answer: Thanks for writing in. Here is what the ASPCA has to say about camphor: Essential oils such as camphor and eucalyptus have the … Continue reading

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