Speaking for Spot Contest Celebrates Be Kind to Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week has been celebrated every year since 1915. It is a special time for reflection on the role that animals play in our lives, and provides an opportunity for us to demonstrate care for the needs of our animal companions.

I’ve received many wonderfully positive comments in response to my recent Speaking for Spot Blog post called “How to Trick a Tick.” Now, in honor of the upcoming Be Kind to Animals Week, it’s your turn to provide me with your favorite tips and techniques! They can pertain to any aspect of canine health care (medications, grooming, feeding, exercise, safety tips, veterinary care, etc.). Here’s how it will work:

· Submit a tip of 100 words or less to dr.kay@speakingforspot.com on or before May 1, 2009.

· All submissions will be entered into a random drawing for an autographed copy of Speaking for Spot (there will be two winners).

· Two of the top tips will be featured in a future post on the Speaking for Spot blog.

· Winners will be selected and notified between May 3-9, during Be Kind to Animals Week.

If you would like to be added to the Speaking for Spot email list to receive periodic updates and blog posts, please note that in your email.

Thanks for entering and good luck!

Dr. Nancy Kay
Specialist, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Please visit www.speakingforspot.com to read excerpts from Speaking for Spot. 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 is available at Amazon.com, local bookstores, or your favorite online book seller.

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A Veterinarian Advises “How to Speak for Spot” on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102105836

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