What can you do if your dog has a hot spot? Those patches of red, irritated skin might not seem like much, but many of these cases can require attention from your veterinarian. Here are some tips on what...

Accidents happen. How can you help a dog that’s been hit by a car? In this episode of Cone of Shame, Dr. Andy Roark describes 6 ways you can assist a dog after an accident. Please know that this...

Did you know that anal glands aren’t even glands at all? In this brand new episode of Cone of Shame, Dr. Andy Roark explores – not expresses – the 4 things you need to know about anal...

Do we owe dogs anything other than a roof over their heads and meals?   Here’s a quick run down of some of the things these intelligent and willing animals do for us: Work as service dogs, including...

Pets, especially those with short coats, can get sunburned. Before you reach for your personal favorite SPF, get the facts on the two toxic ingredients hiding in conventional human sunscreens. 1. Zinc...

    I love being a veterinarian and I love what we stand for – using science to provide the best health care and to maximize the welfare of all the animals. Veterinary medicine has come...

Is your canine companion at risk of turning into a chilly dog? It is important to know how cold is TOO cold to leave your dog outside. In this episode of Ask Dr. Andy, we tackle this important pet health...

  I read an interesting post today on my social media page. It said: “I continue to see rescues treat people in a way that will sadly keep irresponsible breeders and pet stores in business.” Before...

Trying to get pet owners to comply with your dental health recommendations? Not easy. When you suggest Mrs. Smith use a finger toothbrush on her feisty calico, she’s probably more interested in...

Pet owners can’t always be with their pets while they’re at the clinic, but what if that wasn’t true? Would it affect how you act treat any patients (or team members)?       ...