Category: Nancy Kay DVM

Is Zeuterin a Good Choice For Your Dog?

I recently filled you in on my experience learning to use Zeuterin, a zinc/arginine solution used to nonsurgically neuter male dogs. Now, I’d like to enhance your understanding of the differences between surgical neutering and Zeutering. Comparison of… Read More

Zeuterin: Chemical Sterilization of Male Dogs

  I first wrote about Zeuterin, a product used to chemically sterilize male dogs, a couple of years ago. At the time, Zeuterin was still undergoing studies for FDA approval. Ark Sciences, the manufacturer of Zeuterin, received that… Read More

New Hope for Paraplegic Dogs

There are many causes of paraplegia or hind end paralysis in dogs. Far and away, the most common cause is intervertebral disc disease (aka, slipped disc or herniated disc). Dachshunds are the “poster dogs” for this disease. Surgery… Read More

A New Year’s Resolution to Help Eradicate Puppy Mills

Happy new year, dear readers! I wish you and your four-legged family members much joy and good health throughout 2015. I have a special favor to ask of you. I am hoping you will add the following to… Read More

The Miracle of My Physiology

When a health issue arises, whether for our pets or us, it is normal to focus primarily on the body part that isn’t working well. During such times, taking a moment to think about our normal physiology (all… Read More

Pet Piercing and Tattooing Banned in New York

A 2011 story about a woman selling kittens with body piercings (referred to in the ad as “gothic kittens”), got animal advocate Linda Rosenthal all stirred up. So stirred up, in fact that this New York Assemblywoman authored… Read More

Clinical Trials in Veterinary Medicine

Oh, how I love my readers! I learn so much from you, and you are a constant source of fresh ideas for me. Case in point, a week ago I published a blog post about Degenerative Myelopathy, a… Read More

Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a slowly progressive spinal cord disorder that resembles Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in people. The inevitable result for dogs with DM is paraplegia- hind end paralysis. Dogs at risk DM… Read More

Open Hearts and Full Tummies

Photo Credit: Pam Young Of the many holidays celebrated throughout the year Thanksgiving is my hands down favorite. I love devoting an entire day to preparation of a meal and an autumn hike with my puppers and anyone… Read More

Speaking for Spot Holiday Book Sale

Since the idea for Speaking for Spot was first conceived, my mission has been to empower as many people as possible to become effective health advocates for their pets. To further promote this mission I am offering you… Read More