What To Do If A Pet Is Having A Seizure

One of the scariest things a pet owner can witness is their beloved companion having a seizure, especially if it is the first time. Knowing what to do in this situation can not only help an owner stay calm and collected but can also help protect a seizing animal from injury. Dr. Joseph Mankin, a […]

Wobbly Cat Syndrome: An Interesting But Harmless Condition

While most cats are nimble and graceful, some are born with a rare condition commonly known as “Wobbly Cat Syndrome” that affects their ability to balance. But despite a lack of coordination, these cats can live full and happy lives like any others. Dr. Joseph Mankin, a clinical associate professor in neurology at the Texas […]

Texas A&M Veterinarians Use Revolutionary Technique To Transform Landscape Of Pituitary Gland Surgery

It’s been over a year since T, a 9-year-old English Labrador, underwent life-saving surgery to remove his pituitary gland at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), and according to owner Brian Prachyl, the improvement in the dog’s quality of life has been amazing.  “Previously, T could barely walk when we’d take him out […]

Seizures in Dogs

Many of us would do anything to relieve our pets of a medical issue, especially if it interferes with their ability to live a normal life. Although the veterinary care field is more advanced than ever, some medical issues remain difficult to predict and treat. Seizures, caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, continue […]

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Like people, dogs are susceptible to the negative effects of aging on the mind and body. Canine cognitive dysfunction or “doggie dementia” is a disorder similar to dementia in people. “Signs for canine cognitive dysfunction include problems with learning, housetraining, awareness of surroundings, and problems with the wake/sleep cycle,” said Dr. Joseph Mankin, clinical assistant […]

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