Updated on May 14, 2012
May receives double billing when it comes to pets and the people who love them. Not only is this Pet Cancer Awareness Month, May also happens to host National Pet Week. In honor of this special month, I have two special offers for you.
Over the years, I’ve received many inquiries from readers requesting advice pertaining to their own pet’s health issues. If you are interested in such a consultation, please contact me at Dr.Kay@SpeakingforSpot.com and I will fill you in on the details.
While I am always happy to comply with such requests, it is important for you to know that, without direct hands-on contact with your dog or cat, my consultation must be limited to providing guidance for you. I can help you:
- Understand what you have been told by your veterinarian or have learned online
- Prioritize your concerns
- Figure out what information is needed (help you prepare a list of questions for your veterinarian)
- Clarify logical next steps
- Work your way through difficult medical decisions while prioritizing what is best for your pet as well as your own peace of mind
I recently received the following feedback from Kim (and Ollie) and am sharing it with you to clarify how a consultation might be helpful:
Dear Dr. Nancy,
It was really nice talking to you. I needed it more than you can imagine. I really felt that you would understand both the anesthesia and knee issues and the shock and emotional reaction I have been feeling. And you did exactly what I needed – validated my concerns, honed right in on important facts even though our history (and no doubt my explanation) has been a long and confusing one, offered clear, direct opinions, and gave me a strategy for my next steps (with extra emphasis on key points so I really understood them). That means so much to me. I really appreciate your guidance in our challenging situation. Ollie is the happiest creature that I have ever known. He is much-loved by family, friends, neighbors… he is really a special boy (and so cute it is ridiculous). I will definitely be in touch and let you know how we are doing and what we learn. Thank you so much again.
Kim & Ollie
Two-For-One Book Sales
In honor of this special month, between now and the end of May, I invite you to buy two of my books for the price of one. Purchase Speaking for Spot or Your Dog’s Best Health and get a second book (either title) at no extra charge. (If applicable, the price will be based on the more expensive book.) To take advantage of this May special, please use this link for the Two-for-One purchase page. The May special is not available on the regular purchase page.
Will you be doing anything with your pets to honor this special month? If so, I would love to hear about it.
Nancy Kay, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life
Author of Your Dog’s Best Health: A Dozen Reasonable Things to Expect From Your Vet
Recipient, Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
Recipient, American Animal Hospital Association Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award
Recipient, Dog Writers Association of America Award for Best Blog
Recipient, Eukanuba Canine Health Award
Recipient, AKC Club Publication Excellence Award
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Please visit http://www.speakingforspot.com to read excerpts from Speaking for Spot and Your Dog’s Best Health. There you will also find “Advocacy Aids”- helpful health forms you can download and use for your own dog, and a collection of published articles on advocating for your pet’s health. Speaking for Spot and Your Dog’s Best Health are available at www.speakingforspot.com, Amazon.com, local bookstores, and your favorite online book seller.