What People Are Saying
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“Speaking for Spot
is an engaging, compelling and truly indispensable book. Dr Nancy Kay enables her readers to become well-informed advocates for their pets’ health care decisions. She has provided the perfect guide that will make a tremendous difference for dogs and for the people who love them.”
“This book should be in the library of every person who loves her dog. With clarity, charm, and wit, Dr. Kay provides step-by-step guidelines that teach you how to be a responsible and informed advocate throughout your dog’s life. It could save you thousands of dollars and give you the tools to prevent the heartache that comes with making uninformed or rushed decisions about your dog’s health care.”
"At last! An accurate, thorough health book by a vet who promotes the best of conventional veterinary medicine and is aware of its shortfalls, too. Dr. Nancy Kay, a veterinarian who practices in Sonoma County, California, explains the basics of responsible healthcare and what dog owners should know. But she also illustrates how owners must manage their vet/client relationship, and be assertive advocates for their dogs, for the best possible results. In her chapter on "Finding Dr. Wonderful," the list of "deal breakers" (including "The vet vaccinates dogs for everything, every year.") is worth the price of the book. Speaking for Spot by Dr. Nancy Kay."
"We’ve just put up Dr. Nancy Kay’s book, Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life. There’s just so much good about this book, and it is such an important resource for those of us who consider our dogs to be family. I love Nancy’s thoughtful and compassionate voice, and couldn’t agree more with her encouragement to all of us to be active advocates for our pets’ veterinary care. I will admit that there are times I’ve longed for the “good old days” when medical decisions were simpler.
It seems most of my dogs develop complicated, confusing ailments that elicit completely different recommendations from vets, and create tremendous angst when it comes time to decide what to do. However, in the long run it is so much better to work with health care professionals who acknowledge that this is OUR animal, that medicine is both a science and an art, and that we all need to be involved as equals in health care decisions.
There’s just so much good about this book, and it is such an important resource for those of us who consider our dogs to be family."
“This is the book I wish I had when dogs first entered my life. It's the other best friend you need when making routine veterinary decisions for your dog or potentially heart-breaking ones.”
"Offering expert advice, delivered with warmth and humour, Speaking for Spot deserves a home with every dog-inclusive family."