When Every Second Counts: Recognizing Pet Emergency Signs

As a pet owner, it’s natural to be concerned about your furry friend’s health and well-being, but knowing when to seek emergency veterinary care can sometimes be challenging. To help clarify this, Dr. Lance Wheeler, a clinical assistant professor of emergency and critical care at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, […]

‘Howl’ To Communicate With Your Dog

Dogs have a remarkable ability to communicate through a variety of sounds, or vocalizations. Because each vocalization conveys a specific message or emotion, understanding the meaning behind different vocalizations can help owners address their pets’ needs more effectively, leading to a stronger bond and a happier, healthier dog. Harmony Diers, a manager for the Dog […]

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Develops New Decontamination Guidelines For Dogs

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) has developed protocols for decontaminating dogs after disaster events. The new guidelines, soon to be published in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, will help disaster management teams across the country know the kinds and quantities of resources […]

Brushing Up On Your Pet’s Dental Care 

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but maintaining good dental care for pets is essential year-round, as dental problems can also impact overall health. Dr. Adriana Regalado, a clinical assistant professor of dentistry at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers insights into the importance of good dental health and how […]

Texas A&M Researchers Find Links Between Human, Canine Brain Tumor Detection Markers

Sharing detection markers means that treatment research has potential benefits for both species. Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers have discovered that meningiomas — the most common type of brain tumor in humans and dogs — are extremely similar genetically.  These newly […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Remove Oddly Shaped Kidney Stone From Dog’s Urethra

When acclaimed Texas author Elizabeth Crook began writing her recent novel, “The Madstone,” she never anticipated that veterinarians would find a “madly” shaped stone inside her own beloved dog, Francis. Crook’s novel takes its name from a type of stone in American folklore made up of minerals and other materials that would accumulate into rock-like […]

Strategies For Detecting And Preventing Pet Cancer

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, roughly 1 in 5 cats and 1 in 4 dogs will, at some point in their life, develop tumors, with estimations that almost half of dogs over the age of 10 will develop a form of cancer. Because signs of cancer may be subtle or overlooked and symptoms […]

Understanding The Complexity Of Seizures

Seizures, which are caused by a burst of uncontrolled electrical activity between brain cells, can be scary and often lead to uncertainty for pet owners, as seizures affect a pet’s movements, behavior, senses, or state of awareness.  To assist pet owners in better understanding these conditions in companion animals, Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical associate professor […]

A Guide To Bathing Pets After Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as floods, wildfires, and tornadoes are occurring more often. In these situations, substances from our daily lives — including household cleaners, pesticides, oil, and debris — can contaminate nearby surroundings, remain in standing water, or spread through smoke and floodwaters, leaving both humans and their pets vulnerable to an increased risk of […]

Including Pets In Holiday Travel Plans

The holiday season brings joy, festivities, and the anticipation of spending quality time with loved ones. For pet owners, the prospect of holiday travel often prompts a crucial decision — whether to bring their beloved furry companions along or entrust them to the care of others. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical professor at the Texas […]

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