April 19, 2012
While ligament tears can cause serious setbacks in an athlete's
career, a similar injury can mean surgery and rehabilitation for
your frisky kitty or romping Rover.
According to Dr. Sharon Kerwin, professor at the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, anterior
cruciate ligament (ACL) tears or cranial cruciate ligament (CCL)
injuries, ... (Read More)
April 12, 2012
If your Peter Rabbit has a runny nose, he may have more than a
case of the sniffles. He could have "snuffles," a common upper
respiratory infection in rabbits.
"Snuffles is a disease which affects the eyes and nose and
sometimes the lungs, skin, or even the middle ear of rabbits," says
Dr. Jill Heatley, associate professor at the Texas A&M College
of Veterin... (Read More)
April 05, 2012
With the emergence of springtime, comes the arrival of
allergies. Although the landscape is lush, many people experience
the beauty that comes with the warmer weather as well as the
bothersome allergy symptoms. Pets can also be affected by allergies
and it is important to be mindful of any symptoms that your pet
might be displaying.
"People sneeze and wheeze with al... (Read More)
March 29, 2012
Nail-biting, gum smacking, knuckle popping - they can be
irritating habits people have. Even birds display their share
of odd behaviors.
Feather plucking is a common habit among parrot-type birds, says
Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, a veterinarian with the Winnie Carter
Wildlife Center at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Scie... (Read More)
March 22, 2012
Severe weather can be a troubling event, especially when there
are animals whose welfare and comfort is of concern as well. Small
pets can usually take cover with their owners, but what precautions
can an owner take for larger animals such as horses?
"The first step in protecting your horses and other livestock
from severe weather is to realize what the severe w... (Read More)
March 14, 2012
It is never desirable to leave a pet at home alone, but when it
is necessary, it is nice to know the pet will be entertained. But
the price of entertainment can be high when the pet is left with
inappropriate toys; some toys may cause choking or even require
surgery to eliminate the problem.
Buying safe toys for your pet is a must in order to keep them
safe from harm.... (Read More)