Blogathon 2010 – Speaking for Spot

(I cropped out the oil painting of the smoking clown that is on the wall next to this clock.  Because I love you guys.)

Speaking for Spot

by Nancy Kay, DVM, Specialist, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Five Stars!

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I took a twenty-four hour break from reading books so I could do this crazy Blogathon!  Most of the books I have been reviewing have been from the Veterinary Economics Summer Reading List.  I have thrown other fun ones in now and then too as I have come across them!As you may have heard, I will only review books to which I can give five stars.  I speed-read the second half of Speaking for Spot this week so I could tell you about it tonight – I knew from the moment Jana Rade recommended it (thanks Jana!) that I would love it.  Maybe I should quit apologizing for judging books by their cover, and we could change the saying to “Always judge a book by its cover.”  I have not steered you wrong yet, have I?

I have never seen a book anything like this one.  It is a guide to help you be the best advocate for your dog’s health that you can be.  If I saw a client come into my office with this book under their arm, I think I would want to hug her.  (Do not worry if you were planning on doing just that – I will restrain myself.)  I LOVE when clients are proactive about the care of their pets.  Most are – this is going to help you be even more so!

Get this book now, before you are in a medical crisis – you can read it with your pup on your lap in your big comfy chair.  You will be SO prepared when a medical situation comes up that you do not know how to handle.  It even covers “routine” situations like wellness exams and vaccinations.  I really think every pet owner ought to have this book.

(Side note:  Illustrations by Beth Preston – Five Stars! ✩✩✩✩✩  I LOVE the pictures!  I wish I knew the illustrator – I would give her every single new notebook and sketchbook I bought and commision her to “hide” some dog sketches here and there.  It would make me happy every time I saw them. *sigh*)

If you buy this book during the Blogathon, Dr. Kay will donate five dollars from the purchace price to Bradyn’s service dog AND autograph your book.  Thank you Dr. Kay!  Here’s the LINK.

(Note 11/27/10 THANK YOU for buying this awesome book during the Blogathon and simultaneously supporting Bradyn!  A donation has been made to 4 Paws for Ability because of your awesomeness.)

Yes?  You in the front?  In the mitten box?  I do not know.  I will ask.  Dr. Kay?  Max the Cat would like to know if you have a “Speaking for Max” book planned.

Clicking here will bring you to the webpage with information about Bradyn and an opportunity to donate towards the training of his service dog from 4 Paws for Ability. ♥

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One Response to “Blogathon 2010 – Speaking for Spot”

  1. Jana Rade says:

    Definitely a book that should be mandatory reading for dog owners.

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