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 & […]

Home For The Holidays: Introducing Your Pets To New Guests

The holiday season is a great time to invite new and old friends, alike, to join in the festivities. But introducing these guests to your pets has the potential to be either an exciting playtime or stressful evening for them. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Holiday Travel With Pets Part 2: How To Safely Fly With Your Pets

Whether it be for vacation getaways or seeing family and friends, the holidays are a great opportunity to travel. As people begin to pack their bags for this travel season, owners who plan to take their pets along with them should also begin preparing their furry friends for the travel experience. Dr. Lori Teller, a […]

Holiday Travel With Pets Part 1: Secrets To A Stress-Free Road Trip

Many families opt to bring their pets with them when they hit the road for the holidays. Whether it is a quick drive across town or a longer road trip, traveling with pets has the potential to bring about its own level of chaos. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M […]

Preparing Your Cat For A Visit To The Veterinarian

As every cat owner knows, taking your feline friend to visit the veterinarian can be a challenge, but regular veterinary check-ups are one of the most important things you can do to keep your cat happy and healthy. To help make this process less stressful for both you and your cat, Paula Plummer, a surgical […]

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 […]

How To Protect Your Pets From Heartworms

Heartworms is a term many pet owners hear but few really understand. When left untreated, these infections, transmitted through mosquito bites, can slowly spread to the heart or lungs, damaging vital organs and eventually leading to death.  Fortunately, preventative medications can allow owners to fight back. Dr. Ashley Saunders, a veterinary cardiologist and professor at […]

Tips For Feline Medi-cat-ion Administration

As many cat owners know, trying to coax a reluctant feline into anything they don’t want to do can be an extremely difficult task. However, in some cases, such as when giving a cat medication, owners need to place their cat’s health above their desires to ensure the pet’s well-being. Dr. Lori Teller, an associate […]

Rescue Kitten With Rare Genital Dysplasia Condition Treated By, Finds Forever Home With Texas A&M Veterinary Student

When Lampasas Community Cats first brought Iroh, a Siamese-mix kitten, into the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), they were unsure of his fate. Based on his unusual condition, the non-profit organization didn’t know if anyone would be able to adopt him. But thanks to Texas A&M’s Small Animal Hospital, Iroh was fixed up—literally—and […]

When To Be Concerned About Feline Vomiting

While there are many joys that come with owning a cat, one drawback some owners may be familiar with is the occasional discovery of cat vomit. This aspect of cat ownership may spark concern in pet parents, but vomiting in cats can result from a variety of conditions, from benign to harmful. Dr. Lori Teller, […]


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