The Expert Vet ®

Donna Spector, DVM, DACVIM, is The Expert Vet! This show is for dog and cat owners as well as vet techs and other veterinarians, who need help diagnosing, understanding and treating complicated medical conditions and nutrition issues. The show offers detailed explanations of medical conditions and Dr. Donna’s opinion about chronic, complicated or unusual problems, advice about pain management, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and even how to avoid unnecessary vaccinations. Dr. Donna Spector is a board-certified veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist who is also an active member of the Association of Holistic Veterinarians, knowledgeable about traditional Western medicine as well as alternative therapies and points of view. Dr. Donna is widely recognized for her role as consulting veterinarian and her widely-quoted dog and cat health advice in print and on radio. Dr. Donna practices Internal Medicine in the Northern Chicago area.

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Dr. Donna Spector


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Over-medicated, Undiagnosed Urinary Tract Infections

The Expert Vet (03-28-2016) #5058: Urinary tract infections — UTI’s — are a mismanaged medical topic. Dr. Donna cautions that dogs are being over-medicated inappropriately with antibiotics supposedly for urinary tract infections — but they were not properly diagnosed in the first place by doing a sterile urine culture! Bacteria are becoming resistant and dogs are returning to the vet with an unresolved problem for months because they are “barking up the wrong tree.”