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 […]

Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge: The Dreaded Plateau of Weeks 8 & 9

Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge: The Dreaded Plateau of Weeks 8 & 9 Guest blog by Dr. Donna Spector Faith has definitely exhibited a distinct pattern of weight loss over the past 9 weeks—she will lose 1 or 2 pounds and then plateau for a couple of weeks. My experience with owners of overweight dogs on […]

Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge Week 6: Back On Track

Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge: Back On Track During Week 6! Guest blog by Dr. Donna Spector After Faith’s weight gain during Week 4 we took another look at her calories and cut her back by another 5%. Remember:  whenever your vet creates a weight loss plan—is just a starting point—a best guess. Don’t be disappointed—the […]

How Diet Can Help A Kitty Cat With Heart Failure

How Diet Can Help A Kitty Cat With Heart Failure I received this plea for advice and help from an understandably distraught owner who was caught off guard by her cat’s sudden diagnosis with a serious heart condition. Linda wrote to me: “My seemingly healthy 10 year old cat was diagnosed with advanced hypertrophic cardiomyopathy […]

Does “Grain Free” Dog Food Solve Health Problems?

Does “Grain Free” Dog Food Solve Health Problems? Recently I got an email from a radio listener complaining that their dog was “allergic to grain” and wanted my advice on whether a “grain free” dog food would solve their problems. I have found that “grain-free” is a distorted concept in pet food, even though some […]

Afraid Better Dog Food Might Give Your Dog “The Trots”?

Afraid Better Dog Food Might Give Your Dog “The Trots”? What do you do if you adopt a dog like my sweet young Blue Weimaraner, Maisie, and she develops horrible diarrhea when switching her to a better food? When I picked her up from Mid-Atlantic Weimaraner Rescue in Virginia Beach, they were feeding her and […]

Dog Talk #333 Tracie Hotchner (08-09-2013)

Dog Talk Show #333: Dr. Donna Spector (Tracie’s co-host on Radio Pet Lady Network’s THE EXPERT VET) addresses issue of a weight loss plan for Tracie’s Weimaraner Teddy — and helps formulate a reduced calorie diet using Royal Canin’s High Protein Calorie Control food and Tracie launches “Take it Off Teddy!” Campaign; William Braden’s HENRI […]