In this Cone of Shame episode, Dr. Andy Roark has some unexpected and interesting facts about heartworm. From the incredibly long lifespan of a heartworm to the shocking array of animals that can be infected,...

It’s no secret that cats like to do what they want, but what if your feline friend’s deepest desire is to jump all over the kitchen counters? If you’re sick of finding cat fur in all...

Ivermectin is a common ingredient in heartworm prevention, but perhaps you’ve heard it’s unsafe for certain dog breeds. In this episode of Ask Dr. Andy, Dr. Roark discusses the science behind...

Hairballs happen because cats have barbed tongues, and they swallow hair when they groom themselves or other pets. When hair is ingested, it either goes through your pet’s digestive tract or comes back...

Flying with a pet can be a stressful experience for everyone involved, but you can make it successful with a little preparation. In this episode of Ask Dr. Andy, Dr. Andy Roark covers seven steps that...

Nail trims can be a scary experience for some cats and dogs. That’s the last thing we want! With time, patience and a LOT of treats, you can get your pet on board with nail trims. In this episode...

The chances that pet owners have e-cigarettes in their homes is on the rise. In 2015, it was estimated that 10% of American adults “vape”, or smoke e-cigarettes. In this Ask Dr. Andy episode of...

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...

Cases of canine influenza have been seen from California to Massachusetts in the last year. The virus is a serious health risk and dog owners need to be aware and prepared. Here’s what you need...

Choosing the right dog food can be a big task to to handle. Is grain-free the best option for your dog? Is there one diet that is right for your pet? Find out in this episode of Cone of Shame!     Never...