Pet Talk

Brushing Up For Shedding Season

While some dogs shed year-round, others shed seasonally during fall and spring months, in preparation for winter and summer weather. Although shedding is a natural process, there are ways to reduce shedding and keep loose hair to a minimum, which can improve your dog’s skin and coat health. Harmony Diers, a veterinary technician at the […]

Ignore Those Puppy Eyes: Feeding Dogs Healthy Treats During The Holidays

Some dogs enjoy the spoils of begging for food; they might even swipe something off of a plate or the table when they think no one is watching. Yet these scraps aren’t always healthy for dogs and can create health issues over time. Because of this, Dr. Katie Tolbert, a clinical associate professor in small […]

Adopting A Shelter/Rescue Cat Part 2: Purr-paring Your Home

After finding the perfect feline friend at a rescue or shelter to add to the family, many people cannot wait to bring their new addition home. Because cats from a shelter or rescue will need time to adjust to a new environment, Paula Plummer, a Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional certified technician at the Texas A&M […]

Adopting A Shelter/Rescue Cat Part 1: Finding A Feline Friend

Adopting a shelter or rescue cat is a great way to establish a lasting friendship with an animal in need of a forever home. If the adoption process seems daunting, however, there are a few considerations to make beforehand to ensure an easy experience. Paula Plummer, a veterinary technician at the Texas A&M School of […]

What To Do If Your Pet Is Bitten By A Snake

The beginning of autumn brings pumpkins, falling leaves, and baby snake season as snakes are born and hatched in late summer to early fall. The cooling weather also makes snakes more active, putting our curiously natured dogs and cats at higher risk of venomous bites. It’s a good idea to take your pet to the […]

Ruminating On Grain Overload: Avoiding Rumen Acidosis

Ruminants like cattle, sheep, and goats have a unique digestive system that allows them to gain energy from forage such as mature pasture grass and hay. The carbohydrates found in these feeds help to provide ruminants with healthy energy, but did you know that consuming high amounts of certain other types of carbohydrates can be […]

Foods To Avoid Feeding Your Pet

Fall and winter holiday celebrations often include festive eats and treats—Halloween and candy are synonymous, as are Thanksgiving and turkey. As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that increased candy and other holiday foods in the home may be cause for paw-se for pet parents. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor of […]

Should You Keep Dogs Away From Acorns?

Every dog owner knows the difficulty of keeping their curious canines from eating just about anything they can find, and, with fall in full swing, scattered acorns are likely to catch plenty of pets’ attention. So, does eating acorns pose a risk to a dog’s health? Dr. Erin Ray, a clinical assistant professor at the […]

Spotting Depression In Pets

For pets accustomed to a certain routine or way of life, having to adjust to great or sudden changes can be extremely difficult. For some pets, these changes can even result in a depressive state.  Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, says that […]

Chronic Pain In Pets Part 2: Physical And Psychological Treatment

A diagnosis of chronic pain may sound scary to anyone. Fortunately, many treatment options are available to ease and improve the symptoms of chronic pain in pets. Dr. Daniel Eckman, a staff veterinarian at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, says that because every pet is unique, […]

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