Detecting Kidney Disease Early

The Expert Vet (09-24-2018) #7058: Dr. Donna talks about a ground-breaking new test to identify early kidney disease in cats, the SDMA marker. MP3 Audio [8 MB]DownloadShow URL

Myth #2 Fat Cats are Happy Cats

Myth #2 Fat Cats are Happy Cats When you hear the words “fat cat” you smile, right? You think fat cats look happy or funny — you see social media pictures of enormous cats and get a kick out of it. You hear the saying about a person that “he’s a fat cat,” as though […]

Bladder Stones and Infections in Dogs

The Expert Vet (05-21-2018) #5077: Dogs and bladder stones: Dr. Donna Spector fills you in on everything you need to know. Bladder stones and infections go hand-in-hand. Bladder infections are common in dogs — especially overweight females — and the condition does require antibiotics. This is a condition where it is recommended to manipulate the […]

It’s Dangerous to Give Supplements on Your Own to a Sick Pet

It’s Dangerous to Give Supplements on Your Own to a Sick Pet If you’ve been listening to my radio shows and reading my blogs, you’ll know I am a big believer in the use of natural supplements for overall health and wellness — and to address behavioral/emotional issues, often paired with training techniques. I’m proud […]

Diets for Cancer Patients

The Expert Vet (03-05-2018) #5075: Can a change in diet help a dog who is being treated for cancer? Dr. Donna talks about diets for cancer patients and what sorts of foods to include. She recommends BalanceIT as a supplement and the high quality human grade ingredients in raw dehydrated meals like The Honest Kitchen. […]

Skin Problems, Flaking Skin, Hair Loss

THE EXPERT VET (12-04-2017) #5072: Dr. Donna discusses skin problems, in particular the questions from a listener about her Yorkie who has flaking skin and hair loss — and is scratching so much the health of his skin is compromised. MP3 Audio [10 MB]DownloadShow URL

Abuse of Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Disease

The Expert Vet (06-26-2017) #5070: Are you “abusing” antibiotics? After this show you may know more than your vet about over-use and mis-use of antibiotics for urinary tract disease. Bacteria seen in the yearly urine culture does NOT require treatment! Use a non-confrontational approach to questioning or addressing your vet’s treatment choice and suggest that […]

How To Manage Feline Urinary Tract Issues

THE EXPERT VET (02-06-2017) #5066: Cat pee got you down? Urinary tract issues are manageable and not a reason to give up on your cat! Dr. Donna talks about how FLUTD (feline lower urinary tract disease) can be managed. Tracie mentions that “Precious Cat Health Monitor Litter” is one way to do that and hopes […]

10 Tips to Prevent Bloat

The Expert Vet (01-02-2017) #5065: Top 10 tips to prevent bloat — the deadly intestinal condition that affects giant breed dogs and those with deep chests. Dr. Donna describes the warning signs of bloat and gives suggestions of ways to lower your dog’s risk factors and tips on prevention (spoiler alert: elevated feeders are actually […]

Importance of Annual Blood Work

The Expert Vet (11-21-2016) #5064: Annual blood work from your cat or dog can save or extend their life. The vital importance of doing blood work every year (and twice a year for senior pets) can find abnormalities before they become serious health issues — and early detection means easier management. With young dogs you […]