Exploring Treatment Options For Osteochondrosis

In both veterinary and human medicine, artificial joint replacements have become more common as technology has advanced. Animals may receive an artificial joint for a variety of reasons, one of which is osteochondrosis. Dr. Brian Saunders, a veterinary orthopedic surgeon and associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses […]

Dachshund Recovers From Herniated Disc Following New, Non-Surgical Treatment

When Oscar, a 5-year-old Dachshund, developed partial paralysis from a herniated disc, he became the first dog to experience a new, non-surgical treatment option through a veterinary clinical trial at the Texas A&M Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH). Herniated discs are common in short-legged breeds like Dachshunds and can cause rapid onset of paralysis. “It […]

Texas A&M Is Home To World’s Top Two Dog Experts

In addition to employing the top two experts on the topic, Texas A&M University is listed as the world’s fifth most knowledgeable institution on dogs. The top two experts on dogs in the world are faculty members at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), according to the life sciences search […]

Choosing The Best Probiotic For Upset Tummies

Having a stressed or sick pet is concerning, especially if diarrhea, gas, and digestive issues are present. A probiotic could ease those digestive issues, but there are some considerations that an owner should be aware of before choosing one. Dr. Emily Gould, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & […]

Texas A&M’s Newly Offered Knee Replacement Surgery Provides Canine Patient With Renewed Life

Like any other young dog, Delilah, a black Labrador Retriever-Great Pyrenees mix, loves to run and play. She wouldn’t be able to, however, if not for the knee replacement surgery she received at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Small Animal Teaching Hospital (SATH). Although knee replacements have existed in […]

Making National Dress Up Your Pet Day A Paw-sitive Experience

This weekend offers an opportunity for pet owners to celebrate their furry friends with a little extra attention and pampering on National Dress Up Your Pet Day. To make the Jan. 14 holiday a positive experience for participating pets, Harmony Diers, a veterinary technician at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, […]

New Year’s Resolutions For Owners And Their Furry Friends

With the new year comes the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. While most resolutions are aimed at improving your life, pet owners should also consider making a resolution or two that will benefit the health of their pets. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & […]

Firework Safety For New Year’s Eve

With 2022 coming to a close, family and friends may be eager to celebrate the new year with fireworks. Many pets, however, may not welcome the loud noises or bright lights that accompany the celebratory event. Because these festivities may be more than a nuisance for animals, Dr. Audrey Cook, a professor at the Texas […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Save Schnauzer With Extreme Urinary Blockage

The last thing anyone wants to deal with during the holidays is a medical emergency, but when Max, a 7-year-old Schnauzer, began to have difficulty urinating on Thanksgiving day, his family began an almost week-long journey to get him the care he needed. They soon learned that Max had a serious blockage in his urinary […]

Decorating Safely For Christmas

As the holiday season brings Christmas trees, decorations, and holiday foods, pets may take the opportunity to create mischief. Dr. Murl Bailey, a senior professor at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, provides some common dangers for pet owners to be aware of throughout the holiday season. Festive Plants Holiday plants […]

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