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 University... (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 & Biom... (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 these ... (Read More)
February 04, 2010
Even though they may be taken for granted, pet vaccinations are
vital for your pet. Properly vaccinating your pet is a very
important part of pet care because vaccines can potentially help
protect your pet against some serious health conditions and
"Vaccines are a suspension of altered microorganisms which will
prevent, lessen, or treat disease without causi... (Read More)
February 01, 2010
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while
I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more
distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any
epaulet I could have worn. - Henry David Thoreau
The beauty of nature is awe-inspiring and magical. It is no
wonder that we try to get as close to it as possible. While feeding
w... (Read More)
January 22, 2010
Jogging with a friend can help keep you motivated and fit. So
should your jogging buddy be short or tall, blonde or red-haired,
two or four-legged?
"Dogs need exercise just like people and jogging is a good way
to do this," notes J. David Sessum, RVT, veterinary technician at
the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas
A&M University. "Dogs... (Read More)