Toxic plants could harm pets

Having plants in your home can make your space more decorative, or even calming. However, certain plants also can be toxic to pets. Dr. Christine Rutter, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, described some of the potentially dangerous plants in our homes. “The plants in our homes […]

Preparing your pet for disaster

No matter where you live, it is important for you, and your pets, to be prepared for the types of disasters that can occur in your area, such as hurricanes or tornados. Some disasters can even be so devastating they require evacuation. In this case, Angela Clendenin, public information officer for the Texas A&M College […]

Keep your pets safe this 4th of July

Many of us celebrate our nation’s Independence Day by barbequing and relaxing with loved ones. When the sun goes down, it is a tradition gather together to admire and enjoy the bright-colored flashes of fireworks that light up the night sky. The 4th of July may be a fun-filled holiday for you, but for pets, the […]

Protecting your Pet from the Summer Heat

Summer time in Texas means more time to play outside, go swimming, and soak up the sun. However, warmer temperatures also mean that pets may be more susceptible to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. To help pet owners avoid these risks, Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Pet Poison Awareness Month is March

There are many common household goods and human habits that can harm pets. For Pet Poison Awareness Month, Dr. Michael Ciepluch, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how to protect your pet from toxins. One frequent source of pet toxicity is exposure to common human foods that are […]

Pet Talk: Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is when many people express gratitude for the blessings in life. For many of us, our pets are included in our thoughts of appreciation. Although you may consider Fido a part of the family, there are many reasons why he should not join you at the dinner table during Thanksgiving. Turkey is often the […]

Halloween Pet Safety

Though children and adults get a thrill from the spooky traditions of Halloween, our pets are less likely to appreciate the costumes, masks, and parties associated with Halloween night. To ensure your pet’s safety this Halloween, Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, recommended a few […]

Pet Health and Safety

Many of us consider our animals a member of the family, but this does not always mean treating them like humans. For example, there are many unhealthy habits humans choose to indulge in that can harm pets — including smoking, drinking, and a lack of regular exercise. Unlike people, animals are unable to make the […]

Pet Transportation Safety

The holiday season has ended, meaning most families are returning from their travels. For some people, pets are a part of the celebration and are included in travel plans. While some pets are easy travel companions, others are better left at home in the care of a trusted friend or neighbor. Even if visiting your […]

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is when many people express gratitude for the blessings in life. For many of us, our pets are included in our thoughts of appreciation. Although you may consider Fido a part of the family, there are many reasons why he should not join you at the dinner table for the traditional holiday feast. Turkey […]

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