February 16, 2012
In seconds your life can be changed forever. As distractions
increase for drivers, so does the number of car accidents.
Unfortunately, pets are often affected by distracted drivers and
can incur serious injury.
"On average, here at the Texas A&M Small Animal ER, we tend
to see at least three to five animals that have been hit by a car
each week," sa... (Read More)
February 09, 2012
An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure, but when it
comes to Spot or Fluffy's health; practicing good dental hygiene
may make a ton of difference.
"In fact, an animal's teeth may be more important to its overall
health than most pet owners realize," says Dr. J.R. "Bert" Dodd,
clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of
Veterinary ... (Read More)
February 02, 2012
What would you do if your pet's heart suddenly stopped working
properly? February is the month of National Heart Awareness and
Valentine's Day. February should also be a reminder for pet owners
to educate themselves on their pet's heart health. The best place
to start is your veterinarian.
If your pet has an irregular heartbeat or low heart rate it
should be e... (Read More)
January 26, 2012
It may be surprising for some to learn that the skin infection
known as ringworm, or dermatophytosis, is not actually a worm or
parasite at all, but a fungus. The lesion will not always be in the
shape of a ring, but it will appear scaly in the center with a red
irritated color on the periphery.
"Household pets generally pick up the disease from other
animals.... (Read More)
January 19, 2012
Imagine feeling ill and not being able to properly express it.
The language barrier causes many pets to feel this way toward their
owners. It is important to know the signs indicative of pain in
your pet so that you can help them with their treatment, even if
they can't help identify their
According to Dr. Mark Stickney, cli... (Read More)
January 12, 2012
It's the week after the holidays. You received everything you
wanted this year… and then some. A well-meaning relative decided
that you needed a new pet in your life and gifted accordingly. What
are you going to do now?
Mark Stickney, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, says that
whether o... (Read More)