Are Labs Fatter than Other Dogs?

Are Labs Fatter than Other Dogs? Are you one of those lucky people who shares his life with a loving Labrador Retriever — but you lament the chubbiness of your Lab because you know how unhealthy it is for a dog to gain weight? Have you accepted that common belief that Labs will “eat until […]

We’re Looking for One Lucky Chubby Dog!

Dr. Donna Spector is my co-host on our radio show The Expert Vet and she’s also the veterinary consultant for Halo pet foods, which makes the kibble I feed my own pair of canines. We’re looking for a lucky dog who is getting chubby and his people want to help him get back to his […]

Be a Winner: Switch to Healthy Weight Management Food

Everyone Can Be a Winner: Just Switch to Healthy Weight Management Food I wanted to dance a little jig today when I learned that an old friend of mine (he’s literally old, too — a very vibrant 80 years old!), was inspired by listening to THE EXPERT VET to put his own 12-year-old Lab Maverick […]

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

Dog Talk (05-02-2015) #419: “Everything you need to know about Lyme disease and might have to educate your own vet about.” Dr. Donna Spector, Tracie’s co-host on the Radio Pet Lady network show THE EXPERT VET brings everyone up to date on the when/why/how of Lyme disease; Dr. Melissa Beall DVM PhD was one of […]

The New Dog Flu: What You Need To Know

The New Dog Flu – What You Really Need To Know By now you’ve probably heard about the brand new H3N2 strain of dog flu that has swept through Chicago, sickening and killing dogs. Halo’s own veterinary expert, Dr. Donna Spector, happens to practice in Chicago, where she is a board certified internist so I […]

Dog Flu Sweeping Through Chicago

Have you heard about the brand new H3N2 dog flu sweeping through Chicago and sickening and killing dogs? It may actually be worse than you think: round-the-clock testing has unveiled that this heretofore unknown canine influenza was originally an avian flu that made a “mammalian adaptation” and has been infecting dogs and cats in Asia […]

Levi the Pug is a Champion at Losing!

Levi the Pug is a Champion at Losing! This is a shout-out to Levi, the not-so-chubby-anymore Pug in South Dakota, who is the lucky newest member of the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge Club. Levi needed to drop some pounds before his vet would consider doing the sight-saving eye surgery he needed, and his mom Kimberly […]

A Farewell Toast to Dr. Donna’s Little “Bestie” Morgan

A Farewell Toast to Dr. Donna’s Little “Bestie” Morgan In the years I have been associated with Halo and had the pleasure of sharing my thoughts with you all, I have had the additional pleasure of becoming good friends with Dr. Donna Spector, Halo’s veterinary advisor. I have also had the privilege of learning from […]

Holistic Vets #3037 (12-08-2014)

Holistic Vets (12-08-2014) #3037: Dr. Patrick talks about coming to the Radio Pet Lady Network Dog Film Festival next October in New York City and joining the panel discussion on “Early Detection of Cancer Can Save Your Dog’s Life” sponsored by VCA Hospitals with “Dr. Sue the Pet Cancer Vet” and “Dr. Donna The Expert […]

Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge: Successful Week 10!

Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge: Back To A Successful Week 10! Guest blog by Dr. Donna Spector True to form—after no weight loss during weeks 8 and 9—Faith weighed in with a loss of 1.2 pounds this week. She is now 61.4 pounds—way to go Faith! Faith’s mom often feels she is on a weight loss […]