August 25, 2011
A gentle nudge … an inquisitive sniff --- your dog or cat's nose
can be used to communicate as well as inquire. But what other
telltale signs can your pet's nose convey?
"Some cat caregivers worry about black spots on the nose of
their cat," notes Dr. Adam Patterson, clinical assistant professor
at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
B... (Read More)
August 18, 2011
When thinking of reptiles, the image that comes to the minds of
most people can vary from a garter snake slithering through the
grass to lizards of Jurassic proportions roaming the earth. The
idea of bonding with such creatures may seem creepy, or even
impossible, yet some people insist that their reptiles know them
and enjoy being with them. Can reptiles feel or... (Read More)
August 11, 2011
Summer generally is a time for relaxation and fun in the sun.
Short vacations can mean that you have more time to
spend enjoying the company of your pet. Many people take
advantage of the warm weather by making resolutions to get
themselves and their animals into shape. However, when
participating in activities like walking or running during the
summer... (Read More)
August 04, 2011
This year, many southern states in the
nation, especially Texas, are experiencing the worst drought on
record. Several farmers may resort to sell their cattle to keep
their farms afloat during these hard economic and dry times.
According to Dr. Kevin Washburn, associate professor at the Texas
A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
(CVM)... (Read More)
July 28, 2011
In the good old summertime ….. it's just plain old hot!
For equestrian riding enthusiasts this may necessitate paying extra
attention to your horse's physical needs and changing your riding
"Heat related illness such as heat stress can quickly become
heat exhaustion if preventive measures are not taken," notes Dr.
Glennon Mays, clinical associate... (Read More)
July 21, 2011
can mean the difference between life and death when an emergency
arises, and a walk around the block or a hike through the woods may
be dangerous or even prove fatal if you lack the right knowledge to
care for a pet in an emergency situation.
Gordon, associate professor at Texas A&M University's College
of Veterinary Medicine & Biome... (Read More)