Any time I hear of a dog injuring or killing a child, my heart breaks. As a human, it breaks for the child, who has either been physically and emotionally scarred or taken from this earth far too early.   As...

  For decades, cats have been considered low-maintenance pets. You would put food in a bowl and your cat lounged around your house, getting steadily fatter, until eventually it passed away. You could...

I’m sitting in an empty room at a conference trying to decide if I’m upset that no one showed to hear my lecture. I’m about 90% not taking it personally, and 10% feeling small and unimportant.     Logically...

Euthanasia… it is a touchy subject. A lot of people don’t like discussing it. It has a stigma to it. People assume that if you are euthanizing an animal you are just giving up on them or that you...

I hate osteosarcoma. This bone cancer is a cause of major pain for pets and heartbreak for their owners. Many dogs with osteosarcoma have a greatly improved prognosis with limb amputation.     However,...

It’s that time of year where everyone makes resolutions to do something better or differently over the next year.  Maybe it’s to quit smoking, to lose weight, to play with your dog more, or...

  Let’s be honest. Most of us are unconvinced that social media has made the world a better place. Sure, we love seeing friends and family vacationing, getting married, and producing small human...

Compliance sounds like such a simple word, but unfortunately that is all that stands between successfully managed pets versus a failure.     A veterinarian is just an advocate for your pet....

If there’s one thing I’ve learned being in hospice practice it’s that every grief journey is different. That’s why it pains me when I hear people pass judgment on a person who can’t or won’t...

I shouldn’t care about what some guy says on Twitter, but sometimes I do care. Sometimes a tweet gets under your skin for some reason. There is this guy on Twitter and sometimes I follow him and sometimes...