Pet Talk

What to Know About Swine Fever

Over the past couple of months, stories of African Swine Fever (ASF) spreading through Asia have frequented U.S. and international news. While ASF is not currently present in the U.S., there are still precautions pig owners can take in case this disease does spread to America. To offer clarification on this topic, Dr. Brandon Dominguez, […]

Keep Pets Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer brings with it an expectation of sweltering temperatures, sometimes to the point of danger. As temperatures climb, remember that if you are hot, your pet is probably feeling even hotter. Dogs and cats generate more heat than people and usually also have a thick layer of fur to trap that heat inside. Dr. Christine […]

Tips for Safe Travel with Pets

Summer is the season for fun vacations with the whole family, often including pets. Before hitting the road, Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has some helpful tips for keeping pets safe and calm during road trips, plane rides, and any other type of trip […]

Avoiding Heartworms & Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Fleas and ticks are not the only parasites that can cause problems for our dogs, cats, and other pets. Mosquitos are the number one vector of diseases and pathogens worldwide, but preventative medicine can make a big impact in reducing infection. With summer swiftly approaching, and with it, an increase in mosquitos, Dr. Guilherme Verocai, […]

The Importance of Flea & Tick Control

Tick season is here and flea season is soon to follow. These pests don’t just annoy our cats and dogs, but they also serve as vectors that spread a large number of diseases between animals. Vector-borne diseases are transmitted by parasites that carry bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens. These diseases may be dangerous, but pets […]

Watch Out For Canine Eye Conditions

Vision may not be a dog’s strongest sense, but it still plays an important role in daily life. A dog’s eye health can deteriorate because of aging or disease, so dog owners should be aware of the various eye issues that can occur. Dr. Lucien Vallone, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College […]

Every-Bunny Watch Out For GI Stasis

If you have a pet rabbit, you know how much they love to eat. The quality of a rabbit’s diet plays a huge role in its health, and an improper diet can lead to potentially serious diseases, including gastrointestinal (GI) stasis. Dr. J. Jill Heatley, an associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

Handling A Hairball Hassle

As every cat owner knows, hairballs are not very pleasant for the cat or the person who cleans them up. They can also be an indication of other health issues, especially if they are happening frequently. In honor of National Hairball Awareness Day on April 26, Dr. Carly Patterson, a clinical assistant professor at the […]

The Truth About Feline AIDS

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is commonly known as Feline AIDS because of its similarities to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). FIV is relatively uncommon, but it can have serious impacts on a cat’s health and well-being. With proper care, cats with FIV can live many years and usually can share a household with other, FIV-negative cats. […]

Managing Feline Acne

Acne may be most common with teenagers, but many cats also develop this skin condition on the chin and lips. Fortunately, feline acne is usually minor and easy to treat. Brandi Miller, a veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has advice for managing cat acne and avoiding infections. […]