May 31, 2012
If you are around horses or a stable lately, you may notice an
increase in flies such as stable flies, house flies, horn flies,
and horse flies.
Dr. Leslie Easterwood, clinical assistant professor for the
large animal clinical sciences department at Texas A&M
University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical
Sciences, said flies are worse in the summertim... (Read More)
One of the worst things about this time of year is the increase
of fleas on pets, outside, and, possibly, in homes. Adult fleas
cause the most problems for pets. In order to become adult fleas,
the blood-sucking creatures need warm weather, between 70 and 80
degrees Fahrenheit, and about 70 to 80 percent humidity, said Dr.
Alison Diesel, lecturer in dermatology at Texa... (Read More)
May 18, 2012
As the month of May gets underway, so does Pet Cancer Awareness
Month. This month is designed to bring awareness to pet
owners about the leading cause of death in pets, cancer.
Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, assistant professor for Small Animal
Clinical Sciences at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) said cancer accounts ... (Read More)
May 10, 2012
When arthritis has your knees creaking and your joints aching,
it can be a miserable time. Your pets may feel your pain as
Arthritis in pets can be just as agonizing as it is in humans,
and the disease and its effects are very similar in both pets and
people, says Dr. Sharon Kerwin, professor at the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical S... (Read More)
May 03, 2012
Since their domestication thousands of years ago, dogs have been
used to protect the home and the workplace, giving owners a sense
of security against intruders. The most common dogs used for
protection are larger breeds like Dobermans, German Shepherds,
Rottweilers, Chows, and Pit Bulls.
"But pet owners should be careful when using a dog solely for
protection," says ... (Read More)
April 26, 2012
April has been designated as National Heartworm Awareness Month.
Don't let April pass you by without educating yourself on this
Sultry spring and summer days may cause dogs and cats to suffer
from mosquito bites that can lead to heartworm disease, says Dr.
Sonya Gordon, associate professor in the Department of Small Animal
Clinical Sciences at t... (Read More)