April 23, 2010
An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure, but when it
comes to your pet's health, practicing good dental hygiene may make
a significant 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, a
board certified veterinary dentist at Texas A&M University's
College of Veter... (Read More)
April 16, 2010
Strayed or lost ... what to do? When you find an animal
wandering, what steps should you take to reunite them with their
owner and keep yourself safe? "One should be careful when
approaching a stray animal," says Dr. M.A. Crist, a clinical
assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of
Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
"If the animal is... (Read More)
April 09, 2010
As pets become more of an integral part of the family, the
demand for skilled veterinary technicians continues to rise.
Veterinary technicians play an integral role in your pet's health.
If you're a self-motivated, personable individual who likes working
with animals and people, you may want to consider a career as a
"A veterinary technician is ... (Read More)
April 02, 2010
Winter is gone, spring is finally here and most of us cannot
wait to get outdoors and explore what nature has to offer!
Springtime weather is perfect for hiking, trail riding, water
skiing, fishing, and floating the river. During these activities,
we need to be especially careful about certain creatures that have
been hiding away all winter long, because they also want... (Read More)
March 26, 2010
Baby animals are a symbol of spring and renewal. Every year,
feed and pet stores sell chicks and bunnies to parents as Easter
presents for their children. While these animals are adorable, they
are pets and must be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
"An impulse pet is always a bad purchase," warns Dr. Mark
Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services at the ... (Read More)
March 12, 2010
Nearly all pet owners consider their animals an integral part of
the family, and treat them as such. Most pets do not make a fuss
when you leave the house, although they are always happy to see you
return. Others have a disorder that is called 'separation anxiety',
where the pet's owner must be in sight at all times, otherwise the
animal will go crazy. Many dogs that h... (Read More)