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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All About Lyme Disease

The Expert Vet (04-28-2015) #5037: LYME DISEASE — The first step is topical protection like Vectra 3D, then check for ticks after every walk. Get a urine sample looking for protein if you get a Lyme-positive test — and a quantitative blood test to determine whether the level is high but do not simply (mis)use doxycyline! Is the Lyme vaccination a good idea? That depends on your dog’s lifestyle — but if you give it to a dog with a high-positive blood test you can cause fatal kidney disease.