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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Chronic Disease Masking Other Ills

The Expert Vet (06-22-2015) #5039: Dr. Donna discusses chronic diseases — which are those that are manageable but not curable — and how easy it is to miss other treatable illnesses because you get tunnel vision with the main problem. She discusses Toffee the Yorkie with a liver shunt, who developed cancer that went undetected for 6 weeks (which shortened her life) because it resembled her other long-term problems.