Category: Nancy Kay DVM

Five Important Things to Know About Feline Heartworm Disease

If you think dogs are the only ones who get heartworm disease, I invite you to reconsider. Although dogs are the more natural host for this disease, cats are also susceptible to heartworm infection. It is estimated that,… Read More

Hollywood’s Impact on Dog Breed Popularity

A Belgian Malinois named Jagger plays the title role in the recently released movie, Max. As the story goes, the canine character Max has served in Afghanistan, and is returned to the United States after his Marine handler/partner… Read More

Were You Smarter Than a Vet Student About Canine Heatstroke?

Thanks to all of you who tested your knowledge about heatstroke in dogs. Below you will find the answers you’ve been waiting for! Kathleen, one of my regular readers, told me that four San Quentin inmates who participate… Read More

Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student About Canine Heatstroke?

Time once again for the ageless classic, “Are You Smarter Than A Vet Student?” Given the summer season, I’m providing you with the opportunity to test your knowledge about heatstroke. You know what to do. Read the questions… Read More

Service Dog Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

An eight-year-old Golden Retriever named Figo (pronounced “FEE-go”) is my new hero. Figo is a devoted service dog and he recently demonstrated his devotion by putting his life on the line for his human companion Audrey Stone who… Read More

Five Reasons to Consider Fish Oil Supplementation for Your Dog

Fish oil is certainly a popular supplement these days for health conscious people. There are many proven benefits, and we now know that many of these same benefits also apply to our canine companions. What is fish oil?… Read More

Quinn playing with Tupi

Five Things Veterinarians Love About Poop Samples

Wouldn’t it be grand if our pets didn’t have to poop? There would be no litter boxes to clean, no carrying plastic bags laden with feces when walking the dog, and no inadvertently stepping in a fresh pile… Read More

New Legislation Will Protect Pets Involved in Domestic Violence

Any member of a household, including companion animals, can become victims of domestic violence. In fact, fear of what might happen to a pet keeps some human victims from leaving their abusive situation. This is the impetus behind… Read More

Pet Food: What You See May Not Be What You Get

Many regulations exist for pet foods, but some recent research questions whether such regulations are adequately protective against pet food mislabeling. A study, conducted at Chapman University’s Food Science Program, suggests that pet food mislabeling is relatively common…. Read More

Students Organize Puppy Mill Awareness Week

Puppy Mill Action Week begins on May 6th. It is a time to contemplate what we can do to make a positive difference. For some time now, I’ve believed that the very best way to eradicate puppy mills… Read More