Black Royal poodle

My parents had a black standard poodle named Connie. Connie was short for Lady Constance of Boston Manor. (My parents are British and funny and love dogs.) Like most standard poodles,...


Dog demolishes clothes in messy room

Dogs eat and chew just about everything: Our clothes, cardboard, paper, towels. This behavior is more than just frustrating, it can be dangerous. In this episode of Ask Dr. Andy, Dr....


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In honor of #GivingTuesday, the team at DrAndyRoark.com are proud to share a guest post from one of our favorite groups, The Grey Muzzle Organization.  In this season of giving thanks,...


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I recently read an NAVTA article suggesting that the veterinary field isn’t short on technicians; rather, technicians are not staying in the field. Recent studies show that a newly...


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Dog get into table scraps at Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t worry – SuperVet is here to share tips to help a vomiting dog. Video courtesy of Vetstreet ...


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Turns out there’s YET ANOTHER species showing up in veterinary hospitals. Check out the creative Elf on the Shelf work these vet clinics have put in! 1. Paging Dr. Elphie Dr....


Dog and girl on the bed. Girl and dog look at each other. Legs in jeans, barefoot. Black dog, french bulldog puppy. Ideas concept - Dogs Trust to the person. Comfort, rest with the dog

When I sat down to share these thoughts, that classic song found a home in my ear. I just can’t think of any feeling that’s lonelier than feeling alone when you’re...


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There needs to be a shift in veterinary medicine, and it can’t happen too soon.  It isn’t about the medicine.  It is about the way we view our patients.  And it is all...


Puppy of German Shorthaired Pointer running in nature

Sometimes patients add something really unique to our lives. @meganhumkey shared a story with us on the @DrAndyRoark Instagram that has a pretty special ending. “My favorite...


Love and tenderness. Big gray cat and a small cat sleeping together, hugging each other. Cat paw affectionately hugging cat. Cute cats, family

I’d like to start with an analogy. To put it in perspective for all of us medical people, it’s like kidney disease. Rarely is it caused by ethylene glycol or grape ingestion,...


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