In Your Dog’s Best Health, Dr. Nancy Kay takes us to the next level by spelling out what is reasonable to expect from your vet. The book’s clear, humor-laden content focuses on “relationship centered care,” a style of communication that facilitates collaborative discussion with your vet about your dog’s diet, vaccinations, second opinions, referral for specialized care, your Internet research, and medical and financial options.
Additionally, Dr. Kay teaches you to expect round-the-clock care, email communication with your vet, and the opportunity to be with your beloved pet when he or she passes away. The last chapter of Your Dog’s Best Health is reserved for clarifying what your veterinarian reasonably expects from you! What you learn will result in a win-win-win situation for you, your dog, and your veterinarian. Visits to the vet will never be the same!
So many of the complaints I hear from family members and friends about their veterinarians could be prevented if only these dog-loving consumers read I. Put into practice, Dr. Kay’s sensible and informed advice about achieving a dozen reasonable things to expect from your vet can help any guardian get the most value for their veterinary health care dollar.
Importantly, Dr. Kay’s advice will also protect and preserve the lines of communication and trust between the veterinarian and his client, thus maximizing the benefits to the all-important patient.
–Nancy Kerns, Editor, The Whole Dog Journal
This book is filled to the brim with new and wonderfully practical information and advice. In her usual direct and humorous style, Dr. Kay has once again established herself to be a stellar advocate for successful communication between pet owners and their vets.
—Dr. Marty Becker, Featured Columnist Vetstreet.com and Veterinary
Contributor for Good Morning America and the Dr. Oz Show
Brilliant! Everyone who has a dog should have a copy of this concise and useful book. Dogs (and vets) everywhere will thank Dr. Nancy for writing it.
—Patricia B. McConnell, PhD, CAAB, Author, The Other End of the Leash
and For the Love of a Dog
The author of I has done it again! Dr. Nancy Kay pulls no punches as she educates us about what we are entitled to as consumers of veterinary medicine. This book belongs on the shelves of dog lovers everywhere.
Dr. Kay continues to be our best friend when it comes to advocating for our dogs’ health. We have a lot to thank her for!
–Claudia Kawczynska, Editor, The BARK Magazine
There is no one in the veterinary world today advocating more powerfully for clear communication between pet owner and veterinarian than Dr. Nancy Kay. In
I she cuts through misconceptions and false assumptions to lay out a simple blueprint to guide vet and owner to an effective working relationship and the best possible outcome for every dog.
–Christie Keith,”Your Whole Pet” Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle
Few veterinarians have the credentials, skill and knowledge of Dr. Nancy Kay,
and fewer still have the gift for sharing what they know to help pet lovers get the best care for their animals. A paragraph by Dr. Kay is worth a celebration.
Another book? A bargain at any price, full of passion, compassion and easy-to-understand knowledge you can use to work with your own veterinarian.
-Gina Spadafori, Syndicated Pet-Care Columnist and Author, Dogs For Dummies