April 02, 2010
Winter is gone, spring is finally here and most of us cannot
wait to get outdoors and explore what nature has to offer!
Springtime weather is perfect for hiking, trail riding, water
skiing, fishing, and floating the river. During these activities,
we need to be especially careful about certain creatures that have
been hiding away all winter long, because they als... (Read More)
March 26, 2010
Baby animals are a symbol of spring and renewal. Every year,
feed and pet stores sell chicks and bunnies to parents as Easter
presents for their children. While these animals are adorable, they
are pets and must be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
"An impulse pet is always a bad purchase," warns Dr. Mark
Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services ... (Read More)
March 12, 2010
Nearly all pet owners consider their animals an integral part of
the family, and treat them as such. Most pets do not make a fuss
when you leave the house, although they are always happy to see you
return. Others have a disorder that is called 'separation anxiety',
where the pet's owner must be in sight at all times, otherwise the
animal will go crazy. Many dogs ... (Read More)
March 05, 2010
It seems that blood drives are going on everywhere all the time.
As a society we are aware that blood shortages are common at
hospitals around the country and that it is imperative that blood
is available for those who are injured or have to undergo surgery.
What we may not think of is that blood is also critical when
treating our family pets.
Texas A&M Un... (Read More)
March 01, 2010
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5
million people are bitten by dogs each year. While this is an
alarming statistic, most of these bites are preventable.
"Human behavior is a major factor in dog bites," explains Dr.
Mark Stickney Director of General Surgery Services at the Texas
A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine &am... (Read More)
February 18, 2010
Today, most people own at least one pet whom they consider to be
a part of the family. We are very attached to our pets, and try to
provide them with the best nutrition and health care that we can
possibly afford. As pet owners, we must remember that some very
damaging illnesses can happen by neglecting simple hygiene rules
with our pets, or in our homes. One of ... (Read More)