May 18, 2012
As the month of May gets underway, so does Pet Cancer Awareness
Month. This month is designed to bring awareness to pet
owners about the leading cause of death in pets, cancer.
Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, assistant professor for Small Animal
Clinical Sciences at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) said cancer ac... (Read More)
May 10, 2012
When arthritis has your knees creaking and your joints aching,
it can be a miserable time. Your pets may feel your pain as
Arthritis in pets can be just as agonizing as it is in humans,
and the disease and its effects are very similar in both pets and
people, says Dr. Sharon Kerwin, professor at the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biom... (Read More)
May 03, 2012
Since their domestication thousands of years ago, dogs have been
used to protect the home and the workplace, giving owners a sense
of security against intruders. The most common dogs used for
protection are larger breeds like Dobermans, German Shepherds,
Rottweilers, Chows, and Pit Bulls.
"But pet owners should be careful when using a dog solely for
protection... (Read More)
April 26, 2012
April has been designated as National Heartworm Awareness Month.
Don't let April pass you by without educating yourself on this
Sultry spring and summer days may cause dogs and cats to suffer
from mosquito bites that can lead to heartworm disease, says Dr.
Sonya Gordon, associate professor in the Department of Small Animal
Clinical Scien... (Read More)
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)
in... (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... (Read More)