Thyroid Conditions Part 2: Hyperthyroidism

While dogs are more likely to develop hypothyroidism, caused by an underproduction of thyroid hormones, cats are more likely to develop hyperthyroidism, caused by an overproduction of thyroid hormones. Hyperthyroidism is the opposite of hypothyroidism in many ways and has vastly different symptoms. Dr. Kathleen Aicher, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M School […]

Thyroid Conditions Part 1: Hypothyroidism

The thyroids are small but important glands located in the neck that produce hormones affecting all aspects of metabolism and many other vital body functions. Dogs or cats experiencing problems with the thyroid can have a variety of physical symptoms and behavioral changes. The majority of thyroid problems in pets are because of an underproduction […]

What To Expect When Your Horse Is Expecting

Witnessing the birth of an animal can be a beautiful experience, but it can also be stressful or even scary if things do not go as planned. While most animals can give birth with little to no human interference, it’s still important to be prepared and watch for signs that help is needed. Dr. Leslie […]

The Benefits Of Surgery In The Fight Against Veterinary Cancer

When it comes to treating cancer in pets, there are several options available, depending on the type, location, and severity of the cancer. In some cases, using surgery to remove a cancerous tumor can be a great way to heal a pet and help them maintain a great quality of life. Dr. Vanna Dickerson, an […]

Regular Grooming Can Keep Your Cat ‘Feline’ Fine

Cats are known to be fastidious groomers, but this doesn’t mean they can do it all on their own. In the summer, especially, the heat and humidity may make owners more conscious about the ways they can help their feline friends stay clean, cool, and well-groomed. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the […]

Handling Gastric Ulcers In Horses

Stomach ulcers are often associated with stress, but they can also be caused by a variety of factors, including diet and medications. For horses, Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is a common condition that is often diagnosed without its true cause ever being known. Between 50-90% of horses will experience this condition at some point […]

Confidently Caring For Pets After Surgery

From routine spays and neuters to dealing with unexpected health conditions, surgery is a nearly inevitable part of pet ownership. By knowing ahead of time what recovery will look like, owners can feel more confident about any procedures their pet may need. While pets are typically sent home with printed post-operative care instructions, there are […]

The Cattle Battle: Bovine Respiratory Disease

One of the greatest issues cattle owners face is Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), a complex condition that can affect cattle of any age and breed. In North America, BRD is the leading cause of illness and death in cattle production systems, according to Dr. Matthew Scott, an assistant professor of microbial ecology & infectious disease […]

Does The Nose Know?—The Truths And Myths Of Canine Nasal Health

It is a common belief that a wet nose is the sign of a healthy dog and that a dry nose indicates illness. But this is not necessarily true for every canine companion, according to Dr. Erin Ray, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. “This historic […]

Time For A Summer Cut? Tips For Warm Weather Dog Grooming

While people tend to dress differently depending on the season, most pets “wear” the same coat year-round. Shaving off this hair during the hot summer months may seem like a good idea to keep a dog cool, but it can actually have the opposite effect for some animals. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor […]

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