June 17, 2013
The Aggie family lost a beloved member when Reveille
VII, the retired mascot of Texas A&M University, died last
week. Ever since her arrival in Aggieland, Reveille VII, a female
American Collie, had been receiving the best care available at the
Small Animal Hospital at the
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Science (CVM). Sta... (Read More)
June 07, 2013
Many people see their pet as their own child, but what do you do
when you find that your little one will soon be having children of
their own? Knowing how to care for your pet during pregnancy and
after childbirth is essential for any responsible pet owner.
So how do you tell if your pet is expecting? "Some telltale
signs to watch for in a pregnant dog is lethargy, no... (Read More)
May 24, 2013
When a disaster suddenly strikes it can be frightening for
everyone, including your pet. The best thing you can do for you and
your pet's safety is to be prepared, develop a plan for
emergencies, and have it ready before the disaster strikes.
Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your pet safe
before, during, and after a disaster.
"Before a disaster, it is... (Read More)
May 10, 2013
Many pet owners love their feline friends, and will do whatever
it takes to keep them relaxed and happy. This makes it especially
alarming for pet-owners to witness their cat suffer from the
discomforting symptoms that come with hairballs. Knowing how to
prevent this common problem and how to treat it when it occurs is
essential to keeping your cat healthy.
"A hairbal... (Read More)
April 25, 2013
While many of us would like to believe our little puppy is
fearless, the truth is that there are many things a pet will
experience that may frighten it at first as it attempts to
"Pets can be fearful of all types of things," says Dr. Mark
Stickney, Clinical Associate Professor at the Texas A&M
of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Scienc... (Read More)
April 12, 2013
Of all the joys spring offers us, one of the most troublesome
things about this time of year is the increase of insects on our
furry friends. Of all these creepy pests, adult fleas cause
the most problems for our pets.
In order to become adults, fleas need warm weather, between 70
and 80 degrees, and around 70 to 80 percent relative humidity.
"Those ideal condi... (Read More)