I recently received this incredible email...
Dear Dr. Zeltzman,
I want to inform you of the far ranging positive effects of your newsletters. I am referring to the newsletter dated September 7, 2007, "Breast Cancer is Preventable in Cats and Dogs". I always look forward to the newsletters and have learned so much from them. But as I was reading the Sept. issue, my mind went to the Rottweiller of a co-worker. Annie, the Rott, is 6 years old and not spayed. The owners have been trying to breed her, unsuccessfully (which I do not approve of, but it is not my call). I told my co-worker about the incidence of breast cancer in unspayed dogs and her need to check Annie for these lumps. She did check her and found a lump the size of a pea around one of the nipples. The dog is scheduled for immediate surgery. The veterinarian is very concerned and says the tumor is suspicious but small and hopefully in a very early stage. While we were discussing this, another co-worker overheard the conversation and went home and checked her female dog that was a rescue dog and had been spayed after several years of age. She, too, found a tumor and the dog is scheduled for surgery immediately. If your article had not been written, the small tumors would not have been found, the prognosis would be much worse, and 2 very loved pets would be in more serious condition.
Thank you for all your work and research on these newsletters. I will continue to wait for them, learn from them, and hopefully, help my pets lead a much fuller life.
DR (owned by your past patient, Autumn the Lab)