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...

I was about two-thirds through a phone conversation with a journalist doing a story about microchipping pets when she asked me, “So, you’d say microchips are completely safe?” A big part of me wanted...

Hey Andy, It seems like every day clients are walking in with worse and worse advice they found online. I cringe every time I open the door and someone is sitting there with a huge stack of papers they...

I’m not the calm, logical pet owner you’d expect a veterinarian to be when my own pets’ health and wellness might be in question. I’m the pet owner who calls ASPCA Poison Control when Biggy steals...

This morning, I had the terrible misfortune of seeing a dog escape her human and get hit by a car as she entered the road. The cowardly person that hit her didn’t bother to stop, and I saw the young...

I’m a big believer that most “black and white” statements about nutrition are oversimplified, frequently to the point of being inaccurate; and that the longer, grayer story is really the better...

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...

  It’s Friday night, and your dog is having an emergency. He got into your garbage, and you’re not sure what he ate. You’re panicking. Or maybe it’s Sunday afternoon, and you’re thinking...

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)?       ...

  “What made you decide to become a vet?”     This question makes the top 10 list of this veterinarian’s least favorite small-talk questions.  It isn’t because...