Pet Talk

Seeing The Signs: What To Know About Cherry Eye In Dogs

Spotting a red bump in the corner of a pet’s eye is a concerning but not uncommon experience for many dog owners. Colloquially called “cherry eye,” this bump may be a prolapsed gland of the nictitans, also known as the third eyelid. Dr. Sean Collins, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of […]

‘Squash’ Pet Hazards This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving holiday, many people will be gathering for smaller and safer celebrations amidst the pandemic. At these more intimate celebrations, pet owners may find that their animal receives more attention or is allowed more access to the feast than in years past. Dr. Dalton Hindmarsh, a resident in emergency and critical care at the […]

Put A “Paws” On Hunting: Keep Your Cat Safe From Rodent-Carried Disease

The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk and yarn or their dislike of water and dogs. While we may be familiar with this archetype, in practice, the hunting of rodents can expose our feline friends to harmful diseases and parasites that can even pose risks to their […]

A Thin Line: Normal Shedding vs. Feline Alopecia

As any cat owner who has tried to wear a black shirt knows…well, shedding is a normal aspect of cat ownership. However, there are times when the hair just keeps coming and an owner may become concerned that their pet’s hair loss is abnormal and indicative of a larger issue. Dr. Alison Diesel, a clinical […]

Having A Pet-Safe Howl-o-ween

Holidays are enjoyable occasions for animals and owners alike, but they do provide a disruption in routine that introduces new variables into a pet’s environment. Rather than be haunted by the potential hazards that Halloween festivities may introduce, pet owners should be informed of possible risks before their spooky celebration so they and their pets […]

Cancer And Large Animals

Cancer is a unique ailment in that it can be found in nearly every species, no matter how small or how large. Luckily, our fight against cancer is as widespread as the disease itself and veterinarians are able to provide treatment to many animals, from cats and dogs to cows and horses. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, […]

Prevention is Key: What To Know About FeLV

Cancer prevention is often framed through healthy lifestyle choices and frequent screenings. However, in special cases where the disease can be caused by a virus, scientists have developed vaccines that can be instrumental to reducing cancer risk, as in the case of feline lymphoma. Dr. Lori Teller, an associate professor in the Texas A&M College […]

How Human And Animal Cancers Compare

Companion animals and their owners usually face very different medical concerns. While humans rarely worry about developing kennel cough and pets have no concern of catching chickenpox, cancer is unique in that nearly every species can develop it and that it may present similarly across species lines. Dr. Shay Bracha, an associate professor at the […]

The First Steps: Cancer Diagnosis In Pets

Although any illness in a beloved pet is stressful for their owner, cancer holds an especially alarming stigma that may be a point of fear for many. However, the veterinary field is continuously improving the treatment of this disease, leading to more favorable outcomes. Dr. Christopher Dolan, an oncology resident at the Texas A&M College […]

Backyard Chickens: A Compre-hen-sive Guide

While many people are content with a pet dog or cat, others may seek less traditional animal friends. For those looking for more exotic pets, chickens can offer not only companionship but also benefits such as egg production, soil fertilization, and educational opportunities to help forge the connection between farm and table. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, […]

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