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 […]

Brushing Up For Shedding Season

While some dogs shed year-round, others shed seasonally during fall and spring months, in preparation for winter and summer weather. Although shedding is a natural process, there are ways to reduce shedding and keep loose hair to a minimum, which can improve your dog’s skin and coat health. Harmony Diers, a veterinary technician at the […]

Ignore Those Puppy Eyes: Feeding Dogs Healthy Treats During The Holidays

Some dogs enjoy the spoils of begging for food; they might even swipe something off of a plate or the table when they think no one is watching. Yet these scraps aren’t always healthy for dogs and can create health issues over time. Because of this, Dr. Katie Tolbert, a clinical associate professor in small […]

Texas A&M Cardiology Team Performs Lifesaving Surgery For Puppy

Irene Gamboa has loved dogs for as long as she can remember, so much so that her social media friends are almost exclusively dogs and puppies. Yet she didn’t have a dog of her own until fate intervened. What started as a Target run to visit her son who works at the big-box store in […]

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 […]


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