Tips for a Pet-Safe Howliday Season

It’s the time of year when a festive holiday spirit brings together friends and family in celebration; unfortunately, this happy time can also bring unintentional hazards to your pet’s environment. Luckily, with advance preparation, most risks can be mitigated to ensure that your pet’s holiday experience is as joyful as any human’s! Kit Darling, infection […]

(Tur)Keys to a Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving Feast

Each Thanksgiving, we are brought together through food, community, and tradition to reflect on the year and give thanks. This holiday, pet owners can make sure they are showing appreciation to their furry friends by protecting them from any hazards these festivities may bring. Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of […]

Home Alone: Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog whine when he sees you heading for the door? Are shredded pillows a frequent welcome home from work? Does your otherwise housetrained pooch have a problem with accidents in your absence? If so, your dog might have a case of separation anxiety. Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College […]

The Magic of Pet Therapy

Does your pet have a talent for comforting those in need? Volunteering for pet therapy is a great way to spend more time with your pet, while also improving the lives of people in your community. Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, says pet therapy […]

Tips for Safe Travel with Pets

Summer is the season for fun vacations with the whole family, often including pets. Before hitting the road, Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has some helpful tips for keeping pets safe and calm during road trips, plane rides, and any other type of trip […]

The Joys and Challenges of Adopting an Animal

Adopting a pet from a shelter is a great way to find a new best friend. But it’s also a great way to make a huge difference for an animal, and potentially even save its life. Sadly, many of the animals that end up in shelters come from bad situations. Adopting a mistreated animal can […]

The Unconditional Love of Pets

The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and their animals, influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has spent years studying […]

The Benefits of Crate Training

Deciding to crate train your dog is a great way to start the new year. It can reduce household stress, help with housebreaking a puppy, and improve overall dog behavior. Though a relatively simple form of dog training, crate training does have its challenges. In recognition of National Train Your Dog Month this January, Kit […]

A Safe and Happy Holiday for Your Pet

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, it is important to remember that many pets, especially dogs, are frightened by loud and sudden noises such as fireworks or thunder. This fear can range from mild anxiety to full panic, which can lead to dangerous situations. There are many reasons why fireworks and thunderstorms can cause […]

Thanksgiving pet safety (1)

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together a few of our favorite things—family, friends, and food. While your furry friend may be an important member of the family, it’s important to remember there are some traditions Fido shouldn’t take part in this Thanksgiving. According to Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M […]

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