Texas A&M Veterinary Students Among First To Receive New AVMA Certification

One hundred-twenty graduates of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) are among the first veterinarians in the country eligible to receive a new certification from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA Veterinary First Responder Certificate will certify veterinarians who are trained to assist in disaster situations. The first […]

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 & […]

Nutrition for the Holidays—A Time to Stuff Your Stockings, Not Your Pet

The holiday season is one filled with gleeful celebrations among friends and family. Often, these celebrations entail large holiday meals, festive desserts and snacks, and enough leftovers for a month’s worth of sandwiches. While we try to be cautious of our own health and nutrition throughout the holiday season, it is just as important that […]

Should you scrap the table scraps?

As winter break comes to a close, numerous students find themselves back at home with a fridge full of leftovers. For many pet owners, this means a few less trips to the store for pet food. While sharing food with your pet is possible, owners should realize that your pet has particular dietary restrictions it […]

Tummy Ache

A tummy ache is never fun for people, but it can be life threatening for your pet. “It’s not uncommon for most animals to have upset stomachs and vomit from time to time, but there’s usually a simple reason,” says Dr. Deb Zoran, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

Low Carb for Cats

According to Dr. Debra L. Zoran, a clinical assistant professor of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, cats are metabolically adapted for higher protein, low-carbohydrate diets. “More than 35 percent of cats in the United States are overweight or obese,” said Zoran. Age, sex, and […]

Evacuating With Your Pets

Hurricane season isn’t over yet. In the wake of Hurricane Ike’s wrath, we are again reminded of the stress and chaos that can come from evacuations. Though a difficult time for everyone, pet owners have the added responsibility of making sure their furry (or scaly) friends are safe. First and foremost, do not leave your […]

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