Working Out Pet Weight Loss

For pet owners with an overweight animal companion, there can be a difficult balance between wanting to treat a pet and wanting to keep them in the best health possible. However, with moderation and consistency, owners can ensure their pet reaches a healthy weight without discomfort. Dr. Lori Teller, an associate professor in the Texas […]

Welcome Home: Introducing A New Baby To Pets

Many expecting parents prepare for months in anticipation of a new baby. For pet parents, this preparation also often involves encouraging appropriate and positive behaviors in their animals during the time leading up to birth. However, even with adequate preparations, there are still important precautions owners should consider after the arrival of their new addition […]

Preparing The Entire Family for A Newborn

Expecting parents are often as busy as they are excited while they’re preparing to welcome a new baby to their family. In this happily hectic time, those who also own pets should consider how their fur babies and their new baby can safely interact when they eventually meet. Dr. Lori Teller, an associate professor in […]

Hot Topic: Keeping Your Pet Safe As Temperatures Rise

Texas is known for hot summers that leave many residents ready for air conditioning and a cool drink. Because their bodies expel heat less efficiently and generate more heat pound-for-pound than humans, our furry friends can be even more impacted by rising temperatures. Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor and emergency and critical care […]

Down To Business: Ferrets As Pets

Pets can come in all shapes and sizes. While some animal lovers may consider themselves “dog” or “cat” people, others enjoy smaller pets, also referred to as “pocket pets,” like ferrets. Many people like ferrets because they are relatively low maintenance, similar to a cat, according to Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, a clinical associate professor at […]

Sit… Stay… At Home: Pet-Friendly Quarantine Activities

Social distancing has created a new sense of normal for many of us, including our pets. Dogs are probably excited that we are staying in our slippers all day, while some cats may be less than enthusiastic that we’re disturbing their outrageously long naps. Though social distancing presents some benefits, many may be finding the […]

Close Quarters: Avoiding Inter-Pet Aggression During Quarantine

With much of the nation under stay-at-home orders, cabin fever is at an all-time high. Cohabitating with our loved ones and furry friends provides many benefits, but being in close quarters for extended periods of time can be difficult—for humans and their animals. Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College […]

Bathing Our Furry Friends Can Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

The rapid and dynamic spread of COVID-19 necessitates that we all make changes to our lifestyles, including important measures such as social distancing, increased hygiene, and maintaining a sanitized environment. Pet owners may need to take additional precautions, because, while there is currently no evidence that pets can contract COVID-19, a pet’s body, like any […]

On the Right Track: Activity Monitors for Pets

Activity trackers are wearable electronic accessories that many individuals use to track their health and help them meet their fitness goals. Though activity trackers are a useful tool for humans looking to improve their well-being, they may also be beneficial to pet owners looking for more insight into the health metrics of their furry friend. […]

Shrink Your Carbon Pawprint with Eco-Friendly Pet Care

For many people, making efforts to reduce their environmental impact is important, but some pet owners may find that making this lifestyle change can be a complicated process because of the additional supplies needed to care for their animals. Emerald Rodriguez and Kristy Yu, two veterinary students at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

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