At this point, we all know pet dental health is extremely important for extending the life of your pet as long as possible. It’s also no secret that anesthesia makes some people nervous. So, are...

You might recognize propylene glycol as an ingredient in some kinds of antifreeze… or as an ingredient in your dog’s food. What?? Yup. It’s often in there.     So WHY is it...

When your dog gets an upset stomach, it’s natural to want to help him. That’s why I get so many questions about over-the-counter medications like Pepto Bismol. Here’s what you need to know about...

I can’t take a pass on this one. Today, I’m cutting through all the smoke to answer a burning question: “Can marijuana help pets in pain?” Here’s my answer:     I...

1. Some dogs had a tough week at their jobs 2. Whether it was babysitting 3. Or international negotiations 4. Some were caught red handed indulging in executive-only privileges 5. While some resisted...

By: Meg Pierson   I have an actor friend with tremendous talent and a love of literature. One day while we were walking together after a Shakespeare in the Park performance, she revealed a long-time...

As I reflect on the Thanksgiving holiday, most of the things I’m thankful for sound a bit cliché. I’m thankful for my health and the health of my family, the people I work with who make my job great,...

    Before my wife and I had children, we got a puppy together. Preparing for the dog was an elaborate process that involved reading everything we could get our hands on, picking just the right...

As the man pulled off his shirt and draped it over his dog, I remember thinking, “I hope my technician comes in right about now. No, wait. I don’t.” The appointment had been uneventful until I informed...

In July of last year, a young couple brought their two Greyhounds to see me at the clinic. Joel, the 11-year old dog, had begun coughing over the last few days. (Toast, Joel’s faithful companion, came...