Being a caretaker is difficult. Managing a pet with multiple illnesses and multiple medications or treatments is difficult. If you have been doing this, there’s something you should know: once your...

Most cat owners know their kitty is the best alarm clock in the house. But can you convince your cat to let you sleep past dawn? Dr. Andy Roark tackles this behavioral question the best way he knows meow.     ...

No Speedos necessary, just a lot of fur and tennis balls. Oh Canada, you brought us bacon, and now you bring us “The Doggie Paddle” – what’s next? Next year can we have kitten day...

By: Tasha McNerney BS, CVT Recently I had the privilege of running the anesthesia on my friend/coworker’s dog, Maggie, undergoing surgery to repair an ACL tear. The anesthesia itself was uneventful and...

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...

For me, medicine has always had a deeply spiritual component. I often say little prayers for my patients and their owners, and it is for this reason that I started to think about what I would pray for...

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...