Adopting A Shelter/Rescue Cat Part 1: Finding A Feline Friend

Adopting a shelter or rescue cat is a great way to establish a lasting friendship with an animal in need of a forever home. If the adoption process seems daunting, however, there are a few considerations to make beforehand to ensure an easy experience. Paula Plummer, a veterinary technician at the Texas A&M School of […]

What To Do If Your Pet Is Bitten By A Snake

The beginning of autumn brings pumpkins, falling leaves, and baby snake season as snakes are born and hatched in late summer to early fall. The cooling weather also makes snakes more active, putting our curiously natured dogs and cats at higher risk of venomous bites. It’s a good idea to take your pet to the […]

Foods To Avoid Feeding Your Pet

Fall and winter holiday celebrations often include festive eats and treats—Halloween and candy are synonymous, as are Thanksgiving and turkey. As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to remember that increased candy and other holiday foods in the home may be cause for paw-se for pet parents. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor of […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Save Kitten’s Life With Rare Procedure

Like most stories in veterinary medicine, Pinky’s starts with a trip to the veterinarian. The twist, however, is that the visit wasn’t even for him—the domestic longhair kitten just happened to tag along for his brother’s appointment when their veterinarian noticed he had a rare condition. This chance observation was the first of several fortunate […]

Spotting Depression In Pets

For pets accustomed to a certain routine or way of life, having to adjust to great or sudden changes can be extremely difficult. For some pets, these changes can even result in a depressive state.  Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, says that […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Make Serendipitous Diagnosis Of Cat’s Rare Autoimmune Condition

Baxter, a 12-year-old seal point Birman cat, tends to draw eyes wherever he goes. “He is such a pretty cat,” said Baxter’s owner Erin Young. “He just prances around, looking beautiful and knowing that he’s so beautiful. He’s a joy for our family and he’s a very special cat, to say the least.” Young and […]

What To Do If A Pet Is Having A Seizure

One of the scariest things a pet owner can witness is their beloved companion having a seizure, especially if it is the first time. Knowing what to do in this situation can not only help an owner stay calm and collected but can also help protect a seizing animal from injury. Dr. Joseph Mankin, a […]

Thyroid Conditions Part 2: Hyperthyroidism

While dogs are more likely to develop hypothyroidism, caused by an underproduction of thyroid hormones, cats are more likely to develop hyperthyroidism, caused by an overproduction of thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism is the opposite of hypothyroidism in many ways and has vastly different symptoms. Dr. Kathleen Aicher, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M School […]

Thyroid Conditions Part 1: Hypothyroidism

The thyroids are small but important glands located in the neck that produce hormones affecting all aspects of metabolism and many other vital body functions. Dogs or cats experiencing problems with the thyroid can have a variety of physical symptoms and behavioral changes. The majority of thyroid problems in pets are because of an underproduction […]

Regular Grooming Can Keep Your Cat ‘Feline’ Fine

Cats are known to be fastidious groomers, but this doesn’t mean they can do it all on their own. In the summer, especially, the heat and humidity may make owners more conscious about the ways they can help their feline friends stay clean, cool, and well-groomed. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the […]


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