Pet Talk

Understanding The Season Of Summer Sores In Horses

With the notorious summer heat creeping back in, horse owners may begin to worry about the sores their equine friends can develop during the scorching season.  Dr. Dustin Major, a clinical assistant professor of large animal surgery at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers insight for horse owners on summer […]

Alternatives To Walking Your Dog In The Summer

Walking your dog daily is an excellent activity for dogs and owners, alike, because it brings mental and physical stimulation to your pet and creates an unbreakable bond between you and your furry friend. However, as summer approaches and the temperature begins to rise, owners should be aware of the risks associated with walking pets […]

Foal Health: Managing Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome

Although rare, neonatal maladjustment syndrome (NMS) can be a challenging and potentially serious condition for foals as they struggle to adapt to life outside the womb due to neurological abnormalities present during or shortly after birth. The condition is characterized by a range of symptoms and risk factors, but understanding the possible causes behind NMS […]

Caring For Dogs With Special Needs

Special-needs dogs exist on a spectrum that may include those with physical impairments — such as missing, deformed, or paralyzed limbs; blindness; or deafness — with behavioral issues such as separation anxiety or situational fears, or with medical diagnoses like chronic illnesses, diabetes, or allergies. While incredibly rewarding companions, dogs with special needs require a […]

Foal Health: Recognizing Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome

The anticipation of the birth of a foal is a moment of hope and excitement for horse owners. This moment can be overshadowed, however, if the mare or foal experiences health problems during the pregnancy. Dr. Amanda Trimble, a clinical assistant professor of equine internal medicine at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and […]

The ABCs Of CBD For Pets

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become popular in recent years thanks to the marketing of its potential health benefits. So it’s no surprise that pet owners are turning to CBD as a remedy for various ailments in their furry companions. Yet because there is little evidence on the effectiveness and safety of CBD in animals, Dr. […]

Helping Cats Stand Up To Pillow Foot

A cat’s paw pads serve a variety of essential functions: they help regulate body temperature through sweat glands; provide traction so that cats can grip surfaces while they climb, jump, or run; and cushion each beautiful, fluid step a cat makes.  Paw pads can also reveal a lot about a cat’s health, as changes in […]

How To Help Your Cat Breathe Easy With Feline Asthma

Spring is often described as a time of renewal and beauty, with flowers blooming and trees budding. However, spring flowers and budding trees also cause higher pollen counts, and for those with asthma, higher pollen counts can bring a greater risk of an asthma attack.  Fortunately for our feline friends, asthma attacks in cats are […]

Snake Alert: What To Do If Your Pet Is Bitten

Spring has sprung, but flowers may not be the only things popping up in your yard; this also is the season when snakes come out of hibernation. There are almost 3,000 different species of snakes in the world, with less than a third considered venomous, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. However, […]

Animal Behavior During Solar Eclipses: What to Expect

On April 8, 13 states in the U.S. — starting with Texas — will experience brief moments of nighttime darkness mid-day as the moon glides in front of the sun, blocking its rays.  A solar eclipse, while fascinating to witness, raises important safety considerations, not just for humans but also for our beloved animals. Dr. […]

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