Some of the best new dog products we’ve seen at the Global Pet Expo this year started with nothing more than a good idea, like the Tuggo Dog Toy. Inventor Adam Harrington was sitting on his front...

So what happens when three engineers decide that clipping a leash onto the tiny metal D-ring attached to most pet collars takes more time and effort than it should? Simple. They come up with something...

I was already married to my wife when I became a veterinarian. We quickly discovered that a career as a vet can put some stress on a marriage. I can’t tell you how many dinners I have missed because...

In the winter of 2010, I was living in Leesburg, Va., with my wife and our 2-year-old daughter. When a snowstorm blanketed the area, my wife and I decided it was time for our daughter’s first snow...

“Veterinarians are in it for the money. If it was just about caring for pets, they wouldn’t charge so much.” This is one of the most common misperceptions I’ve heard from pet owners. And let me...

It just happened again. The little head-shaped silhouette in the top left corner of my Facebook page lit up, and a wonderful pet owner I recently helped reached out to be my online friend. I have seen...

  Last year, in a much-discussed New York Times article titled “Let’s (Not) Get Physicals,” a physician reporter named Elisabeth Rosenthal argued that annual physical examinations...

Just last week, while I was performing euthanasia for a critically ill patient, the pet’s owner looked at me and said, “I bet this is the hardest part of your job.” That gave me pause. For me, putting...

Successful relationships are based on clear expectations and commitments. For example, when I go to my favorite restaurant, I know I can expect their usual level of great service and delicious food. And...

Mrs. Griffith sighed as she gently separated her youngest daughter and oldest Labrador Retriever. She stepped between them and over a discarded pacifier to look me directly in the eye. “Really?” she...