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Dr. Donna Solomon

Safely Living With Pets: Don't Let Your Pet Lick Your Face and Other Helpful Tips

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 11.04.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Am I concerned that I may catch a disease from my pet? Yes, as a practicing veterinarian I am acutely aware of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, called zoonotic diseases.

Dancing With the Devil: A Puppy Mill Retailer

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I'm proud that I live in Chicago, a city that just banned the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from commercial breeders (puppy mills) to Chicago retailers. I believe that this ban will be a great step toward the annihilation of the pet mill industry.

Don't Share Your Medication

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.20.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

This unfortunate situation not only reinforces the traditional message, "Never share your medication with any person," but also highlights that this message should be expanded to "Never share your medication with any person or pet."

Seven Dental Myths for Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Donna Solomon, DVM

Myth 6: Can dogs give strep throat to adults and children?

The Internet Diagnosis

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 03.26.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I know almost every one of my pet loving clients has searched the Internet to better understand why their pet is not feeling well. I would speculate that around 50-60 percent of the time my clients are in the vicinity of the right diagnosis. However, nearly 40 to 50 percent of the time they are not.

Invisible Dental Disease in Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Dental disease can be painful and can lead to more serious health problems, like kidney, heart and liver disease. Be proactive with your pet's dental health.