Pet Talk

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Sit… Stay… At Home: Pet-Friendly Quarantine Activities

Social distancing has created a new sense of normal for many of us, including our pets. Dogs are probably excited that we are staying in our slippers all day, while some cats may be less than enthusiastic that we’re disturbing their outrageously long naps. Though social distancing presents some benefits, many may be finding the […]

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Close Quarters: Avoiding Inter-Pet Aggression During Quarantine

With much of the nation under stay-at-home orders, cabin fever is at an all-time high. Cohabitating with our loved ones and furry friends provides many benefits, but being in close quarters for extended periods of time can be difficult—for humans and their animals. Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College […]

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Safety Tips For An Egg-cellent Easter

Though current circumstances might change the way we celebrate Easter this Sunday, many people are looking forward to the holiday and accompanying festivities as a break from the serious rhetoric of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Murl Bailey, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), advises pet owners to […]

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Veterinary Telemedicine In The Age Of COVID-19

In light of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on public activity, many people are looking for ways to safely go about their daily lives indoors and online. Luckily, telemedicine supports this goal and allows individuals to ensure their health and the health of their pets, digitally. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the […]

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Bathing Our Furry Friends Can Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

The rapid and dynamic spread of COVID-19 necessitates that we all make changes to our lifestyles, including important measures such as social distancing, increased hygiene, and maintaining a sanitized environment. Pet owners may need to take additional precautions, because, while there is currently no evidence that pets can contract COVID-19, a pet’s body, like any […]

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The Biting Truth Of Snake Envenomation

One of the joys of owning a pet is being able to observe their curious nature. However, when they stick their noses where they don’t belong, a dangerous situation can arise, especially in a state like Texas, which is home to more than 75 different species of snakes. Dr. Dalton Hindmarsh, a veterinary resident at […]

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The Rundown on Equine Shoulder Sweeney

Horses are remarkably active animals that make good use of their limbs and joints as they canter, gallop, and trot. As such, it is important that owners are cognizant of their horse’s health and of potential conditions that might arise. Dr. Jeffrey Watkins, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

On the Right Track: Activity Monitors for Pets

Activity trackers are wearable electronic accessories that many individuals use to track their health and help them meet their fitness goals. Though activity trackers are a useful tool for humans looking to improve their well-being, they may also be beneficial to pet owners looking for more insight into the health metrics of their furry friend. […]

Shrink Your Carbon Pawprint with Eco-Friendly Pet Care

For many people, making efforts to reduce their environmental impact is important, but some pet owners may find that making this lifestyle change can be a complicated process because of the additional supplies needed to care for their animals. Emerald Rodriguez and Kristy Yu, two veterinary students at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Don’t Brush Off Your Cat’s Dental Health

February is Pet Dental Health Month, an opportune time for pet owners to check on in the health of their furry friend’s mouth. While pet owners may be more familiar with the importance of the oral health of their dogs, cats especially are at risk for developing dental disease, so regular dental care is paramount […]