February 12, 2009
Heaters are on and blankets seem to have taken over our homes as
we bundle up to wait out the winter season. Luckily, we are able to
add more layers or turn up the thermostat if we start to feel
uncomfortably cold. Our outdoor pets and livestock are not so
fortunate, so it is our responsibility to make sure they have
adequate shelter from the harsh weather and te... (Read More)
February 06, 2009
As the winter season settles in, the chill of the cold air often
make us more aware of our joint health problems- the same goes for
your pet. Though commonly bothersome in the winter, joint
discomfort can be a year round-pain that affects your pet's quality
"Joints are areas where bones come together," explains Dr.
Sharon Kerwin, an associate professo... (Read More)
January 23, 2009
As we age, we notice our bodies and minds may not be as quick as
they once were. Luckily for humans, we are able to voice problems
and pains and seek the medical attention we need; our dogs are not
While "Doggie Dementia" or canine cognitive disease does exist,
Dr. Daniel Hicks, a veterinary neurologist and clinical associate
professor at the Texas A... (Read More)
January 08, 2009
As 2009 opens a year of promise, we all start pondering our New
Year's resolutions. For many people the top of that list includes
weight loss and exercise. While most people could benefit from this
resolution, so could most pets.
Obesity occurs in up to 40 percent in our pet dogs and cats and
it has many causes, but inactivity is a major contributor.
"Animal... (Read More)
December 18, 2008
Sure Santa Claus is coming to town with gifts for little Sammy
and Sue, but what about your pet? If your pet has been good this
year it is time to reward them with a holiday present.
"Pet stores sell all kinds of holiday presents for our animals,"
states Dr. Mark Stickney, clinical assistant professor and director
of general surgery Services at the Texas A&... (Read More)
December 04, 2008
Almost everyone has known a friend or loved one who has been
affected by cancer. While cancer in humans is definitely prevalent,
our pets are also afflicted with this disease.
According to Dr. Heather Wilson, assistant professor of oncology
at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences, 50 percent of all dogs and 30 perc... (Read More)