Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

“If we let one dog and all their offspring breed uncontrolled for six years we would have 78,000 puppies and if we did the same with cats we would have 76,000 kittens born within the same period,” explains Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Potty Training for Pets

Bringing home a new pet is an exciting time for a family. Playing with a sweet little puppy or kitten and watching them explore their new home can be rewarding and fun. Unfortunately, cleaning up messes your pet makes in your home is a part of pet ownership that can quickly become tiresome. For this […]

Adding a (Four-legged) Member to the Family

Babies are wonderful additions to a family that can bring great happiness, but also require special attention. This, of course, applies to puppies and kittens as well. Before bringing these furry bundles of joy home, there are a few things you should know and about preparing your home for a new pet. “The first thing […]

Pet Hygiene

Looking neat and smelling clean are crucial aspects of social interaction for most people. While we also like our pets to smell and look nice, there are many other important reasons to maintain their hygiene. “Bathing and grooming your pets is helpful for their appearance, but even more so for their health and well-being,” explains […]

First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

It’s the middle of the night and your phone rings. Your dog has gotten out and was hit by a car. What do you do? When our kids or our significant other gets sick or hurt we have a pretty good idea of how to take care of them. Unfortunately, most people are not prepared […]

Best Pets for People with Allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that one in five Americans suffers from all types of allergies, and of these between 15 and 30 percent have allergic reactions to cats and dogs. With so many people affected by allergies, it has become a growing trend to market pets as hypo-allergenic or suitable for […]

Gift Ideas

Sure Santa Claus is coming to town with gifts for little Sammy and Sue, but what about your pet? If your pet has been good this year it is time to reward them with a holiday gift. “Pet stores sell all kinds of holiday presents for our animals,” states Dr. Mark Stickney, clinical assistant professor […]

Protect Your Pets from Food Hazards During the Holidays

Sweet treats and family meals are a hallmark of the holidays, but for many of our furry friends, these same indulgences can be dangerous. Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, tells us how we can keep our pets safe from toxic […]

Make Sure Pet Costumes are a Treat

As the weather turns colder and the holidays approach, many pet owners start thinking of the adorable Halloween costumes and cozy sweaters they can put on their pets. While these outfits can be fun and festive, the wrong outfit can cause harm to your animal. Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of General Surgery Services at the […]

Pet Wellness

Taking care of our pets is a year round commitment. However, caring for our animals is more than simply making sure they have food, water, and shelter each day. Making sure pets visit their veterinarian for regular check-ups is vital to their overall wellness as well. October is National Pet Wellness Month. Sponsored by The […]


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