Time For A Summer Cut? Tips For Warm Weather Dog Grooming

While people tend to dress differently depending on the season, most pets “wear” the same coat year-round. Shaving off this hair during the hot summer months may seem like a good idea to keep a dog cool, but it can actually have the opposite effect for some animals. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor […]

No More Creepy Crawlies: Keep Reptiles Safe From Parasites

Household chores are an important, but often looked, part of our daily lives. For our reptilian friends, though, having a safe and tidy environment is one of the best prevention methods against parasitic infections, according to Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Navarrette […]

Don’t Fly Blind When It Comes To Bird Nutrition

Picky eaters come in all shapes and sizes, and our avian friends are no exception. Despite birds’ tendency to favor some foods over others, creating a balanced diet is a crucial factor to pet bird ownership. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers […]

Turtle Brumation: The Benefits & Dangers Of The Hibernation Cycle

Some animals, like bears, are known for their infamous hibernation periods, but many people may not be aware that some reptiles, including many turtles and tortoises, experience a hibernation cycle as well.  This period of dormancy, which occurs in reptiles during the colder months, in known as brumation. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor […]

Weighing In On Feline Obesity

Through grocery store tabloids and TV commercials inundating us with new fad diets it seems that we, as humans, are constantly focusing on our weight. But what about when it comes to where our feline friends fall on the scales? Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Hen Molting: What To Egg-spect

While the average pet owner may be familiar with the seemingly never-ending tufts of fur shed by their cat or dog, the hobby farmer may be more familiar with another loss of overcoat—hen molting. Molting is the annual process through which hens cease to lay eggs and, instead, divert their energy toward replacing their feathers. […]

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, […]

Texas A&M SAH Team Faces Unique Challenges Treating Rescued Otter

Fisher, the North American river otter, made quite a splash when he recently came to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Small Animal Hospital (SAH) for a dental procedure. Though Fisher came in for a simple tooth extraction, his veterinary team discovered a much more serious problem under the surface. […]

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