Pet Talk

Brushing Up On Your Pet’s Dental Care 

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but maintaining good dental care for pets is essential year-round, as dental problems can also impact overall health. Dr. Adriana Regalado, a clinical assistant professor of dentistry at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers insights into the importance of good dental health and how […]

Next Steps For Controlling Equine Colitis

Among the numerous gastrointestinal disorders affecting horses, colitis can be a challenging and potentially serious condition, depending on the severity of the horse’s symptoms and the condition’s underlying cause. Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explores how owners can […]

Staying On Guard Against Equine Colitis

Horses have delicate and complex gastrointestinal systems compared to many other animals, leaving them susceptible to digestive disorders, such as colitis.  “The term ‘colitis’ means inflammation of the large intestine, which is most often accompanied by diarrhea,” explained Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine […]

Strategies For Detecting And Preventing Pet Cancer

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, roughly 1 in 5 cats and 1 in 4 dogs will, at some point in their life, develop tumors, with estimations that almost half of dogs over the age of 10 will develop a form of cancer. Because signs of cancer may be subtle or overlooked and symptoms […]

Feline Feasts: Selecting The Best Food For Cats

Choosing the right food for cats can be a source of overwhelming stress for owners, as there are a multitude of options, yet a cat’s food directly impacts their health, well-being, and quality of life.  Dr. Audrey Cook, a professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explores factors that owners […]

Understanding The Complexity Of Seizures

Seizures, which are caused by a burst of uncontrolled electrical activity between brain cells, can be scary and often lead to uncertainty for pet owners, as seizures affect a pet’s movements, behavior, senses, or state of awareness.  To assist pet owners in better understanding these conditions in companion animals, Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical associate professor […]

Exploring Common Types Of Feline Mange

Mange is a skin disease that can compromise a pet’s well-being, leading to discomfort and potential health complications. Though it is a more common condition for dogs, cats can also be at risk, which is why owners should familiarize themselves with common varieties of feline mange. Dr. Christina Gentry, a clinical assistant professor in dermatology […]

A Guide To Bathing Pets After Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, and tornadoes are occurring more often. In these situations, substances from our daily lives — including household cleaners, pesticides, oil, and debris — can contaminate nearby surroundings, remain in standing water, or spread through smoke and floodwaters, leaving both humans and their pets vulnerable to an increased risk of […]

Including Pets In Holiday Travel Plans

The holiday season brings joy, festivities, and the anticipation of spending quality time with loved ones. For pet owners, the prospect of holiday travel often prompts a crucial decision — whether to bring their beloved furry companions along or entrust them to the care of others. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical professor at the Texas […]

How To Successfully Introduce New Cats To Other Pets

Bringing home a new cat can be equally exciting and scary for both resident pets and the new feline family member, especially if friction arises between the animals.  To carefully introduce new cats to the family in a way that encourages a peaceful coexistence, Paula Plummer, a veterinary technician at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary […]

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