Archive for the ‘Veterinary Medical Reference Books’ Category

October Book Signing – Speaking for Spot – Copperfield's

October 12, 2008

Please join us at Copperfield’s Books, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa CA on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm for the next Speaking for Spot book signing event.

We had a very successful book signing at Copperfield’s.  Julie Colt was kind enough to send me one of her photos.

Dr. Nancy Kay discussing her book with a fellow dog lover

Dr. Nancy Kay discussing her book with a fellow dog lover. Photo by Julie Colt.

Reviews of Speaking for Spot

October 12, 2008

Written reviews of Speaking for Spot have recently been published in The Cavalier Wag, the newsletter of the Bay Area Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, The Berner Beat, the newsletter of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northern California, Yodels, the monthly newsletter of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southeast Wisconsin, and The Alpenhorn, the official monthly publication of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America.

The BARK magazine included an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Speaking for Spot on 10 tried-and-true secrets to making every visit to your dog’s veterinarian exceptional for you and the entire office staff.  Claudia Kawczynska and her staff will feature a full review of the book in the upcoming December 2008 issue of The BARK.

Book Signing at the Marin Humane Society

September 29, 2008

I recently attended the Marin Humane Society’s 101st Birthday Bash celebration which provided an opportunity for many local dog owners to see Speaking for Spot first hand.

Speaking for Spot is published!

September 24, 2008

Dear Reader,


If a piece of your heart belongs to a dog, you’ll want to read SPEAKING FOR SPOT: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life.


I am a huge believer in the value of medical advocacy. It ensures our active participation and results in educated decision-making. These days, we humans wouldn’t dream of silently sitting by while the doctor scribbles a prescription and shows us the door—we ask questions, get second opinions, and compare treatment options.


Doesn’t your dog deserve the same careful attention to his medical care?


SPEAKING FOR SPOT will take you from vet-shy to advocacy pro: Vaccinations? Medication? Surgery? Anesthesia? Second opinions? Pet insurance? It’s in there! Find advice for choosing the ideal veterinarian, paying for diagnostics and treatment, and making tough decisions about cancer and euthanasia. Plus, I’ve provided handy lists of common symptoms and diseases, along with the questions you should ask about them.


Visit to read excerpts from the book, and enter to win one of five free autographed books and a personal phone consultation to discuss ways to advocate for your dog’s health care needs.


Wishing you and your dog good health,


Dr. Nancy Kay

Specialist, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine