Grappling With Giardia: Tips For Avoiding Infection

When pet owners think about protecting their animal from parasites, the first creepy creatures that come to mind are often fleas, ticks, and heartworms. But one less well-known parasite to watch out for is Giardia, which has strains that infect dogs, cats, and even people. Dr. Meriam Saleh, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas […]

Feline Nutrition Part 2: What To Know About Feeding Your Cat Prescription Food

With so many different cat foods on the market, it can be difficult to choose the best option for your feline friend. When it comes to cats with illnesses and chronic conditions, prescription foods are a great option for giving your cat the tailored diet it needs. These diets can be prescribed by a veterinarian […]

Feline Nutrition Part 1: How To Choose The Purr-fect Diet For Your Cat

Wild cats eat a diverse, protein-heavy diet, which can sometimes be difficult for pet owners to replicate for their domesticated feline friends. Fortunately, there are several guidelines owners can follow to make sure their cat’s meals are both nutritious and delicious. Dr. Debra Zoran, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & […]

Scratching The Surface Of Atopic Dermatitis

For many people and pets, spring (aka “allergy season”) is a time of excessive sneezing, itching, and scratching. For some pets, however, their allergy season is never ending, lasting into summer, fall, and winter. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Adam Patterson, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses […]

The Ins And Outs Of Pet Feeding Tubes

When dealing with pain, illness, or stress, some pets choose to stop eating no matter how many enticing meals they are offered. In certain cases, because a lack of nutrition can lead to serious health complications, veterinarians can suggest using a feeding tube until the pet begins to eat on its own again. Feeding tubes […]

Wobbly Cat Syndrome: An Interesting But Harmless Condition

While most cats are nimble and graceful, some are born with a rare condition commonly known as “Wobbly Cat Syndrome” that affects their ability to balance. But despite a lack of coordination, these cats can live full and happy lives like any others. Dr. Joseph Mankin, a clinical associate professor in neurology at the Texas […]

When You Should—And Shouldn’t—Give Your Cat A Bath

Bath time is usually a stressful occasion for both pets and their owners, leading many to wonder—is bathing cats really necessary? To the relief of many a cat owner, the answer is typically “no,” according to Dr. Alison Diesel, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. “In […]

Polishing Up On Animal Nail Care

While getting a manicure or pedicure is often seen as a luxury for people, proper nail care is a necessity for dogs and cats. Regular nail maintenance in companion animals is important for a multitude of reasons, including your pet’s overall health. If a pet’s nails become overgrown, everyday activities such as walking or running […]

Home Is Where The Heart Is: Creating A Cat-Friendly Environment

Home is all about having a space to make your own. As humans, we all need a space where we are comfortable enough in our own skin to relax. And, believe it or not, our feline friends have similar needs. Creating an environment where pets are free to roam and be themselves has been directly […]

Does The COVID-19 Omicron Variant Spread Affect Pets?

With the holiday season winding to a close, COVID-19 cases are spiking across the country. As pet owners quarantine, questions of pet safety against this disease and the quickly spreading omicron variant continue to arise as well. Drs. Sarah Hamer and Lori Teller, both associate professors at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & […]

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