March 10, 2011
Newborns evoke a smile and the birth of a foal is no
different. Horse owners greatly anticipate the birth of a
foal and are wise to prepare the mare for the birth.
"On average, a mare is pregnant 340 days before giving birth,"
notes Dr. Glennon Mays, clinical associate professor at the Texas
A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Science... (Read More)
March 03, 2011
As the trees start to pollinate, the
spring season starts to dawn and so do those pesky allergies. A
time to put the winter cold past us and a look to the brighter days
are not so bright for those with allergies. Many pets are affected
by spring allergies and it is important to be aware if your pet
shows signs so you can lighten its discomfort and help provide
b... (Read More)
February 24, 2011
Imagine not being able to open a door,
not being able to pick up items that fall to the ground, or not
hearing an intruder enter your home. Many individuals with
disabilities live with those concerns on a daily basis.
Fortunately, assistance dogs have been incorporated into their
lives so they can receive help in performing those daily
An a... (Read More)
February 17, 2011
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. As with
humans, pets benefit from having good oral hygiene. Dental
disease can lead to pain, tooth loss and infection in other organs
when bacteria from infected teeth and gums enter the blood stream
and circulate throughout the body.
"Regular dental care is important to the well being of today's
horse,... (Read More)
February 10, 2011
February definitely has heart.
It's the month we celebrate National Heart Awareness and
Valentine's Day. For those reasons, February is a good reminder for
owners to learn more about pet heart disease so that their pets can
live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Cats and dogs may be born with a
congenital heart condition, or they may acquire a heart disea... (Read More)
The concept behind public dog parks is an exciting one for dogs
and owners alike, where fresh air and playfulness are plentiful.
Because public dog parks are accessible by anyone, each trip proves
to be a different experience, hosting a range of different
interactions for a pet.
Visiting a park is a social activity, and unlike their owners,
dogs do not always ... (Read More)