Pet Talk

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Equine Dental Health: Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

Horses use their teeth for several functions, including eating, grooming, and defense. Like most other pets, horses need regular check-ups and maintenance for their teeth, which should be done by an equine veterinarian. For National Pet Dental Health Month this February, Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

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The Benefits of Crate Training

Deciding to crate train your dog is a great way to start the new year. It can reduce household stress, help with housebreaking a puppy, and improve overall dog behavior. Though a relatively simple form of dog training, crate training does have its challenges. In recognition of National Train Your Dog Month this January, Kit […]

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Pain Management for Pets

One of the most difficult parts of being a pet owner is knowing how to best care for pets that are in pain. As pets age, it is important to make sure they are living each day happy and pain-free. Animals with illnesses or injuries often try to hide their pain, so pet owners should […]

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A Cat’s Five Senses

In the animal kingdom, big cats have developed several adaptations that allow them to be top predators in a variety of ecosystems. While modern house cats may not need to hunt to the same extent as wild cats, our pets have still kept several interesting abilities that enhance their senses. Dr. Carly Patterson, a clinical […]

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Keeping a Pet Pig

Imagine a pet that is loyal, affectionate, and intelligent. You’re probably thinking of a dog or cat, but this description can also apply to pigs. Many people have come to find that pigs make excellent and entertaining pets, and are often similar to dogs in terms of care and behavior. Evelyn Mackay, a resident veterinarian […]

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Keep Outdoor Pets Safe and Warm

Winter weather can be both uncomfortable and dangerous for pets that spend a majority of their time outdoors. January and February are often the coldest months of the year, so it is important to be prepared to keep pets comfortable and safe during the cold temperatures. Cold weather affects pets the same way it does […]

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Watch Out for this Mysterious Equine Disease

Some horses in a narrow region of Texas have developed a condition known as nasopharyngeal cicatrix, which causes scarring of the upper airway. Researchers believe this disease is the result of an environmental agent, but no one knows for sure what causes it or why it is so localized. Dr. Canaan Whitfield, an assistant professor […]

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A Safe and Happy Holiday for Your Pet

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it is important to remember that many pets, especially dogs, are frightened by loud and sudden noises such as fireworks or thunder. This fear can range from mild anxiety to full panic, which can lead to dangerous situations. There are many reasons why fireworks and thunderstorms can cause […]

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Choosing the best diet for your kitten

Kittens have very specific dietary needs in order to grow into healthy, active adult cats. As carnivores, all cats need more protein than many other pets, but kittens also require a variety of nutrients to provide energy for growth and development. Dr. Deb Zoran, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & […]

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Managing Canine Diabetes

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is not the most common disease found in pets, but it can be a serious health concern if not treated. Caring for a pet with diabetes may seem daunting, but many pet owners find that it is not as difficult as it seems. In honor of National Pet Diabetes Month in […]