Home For The Holidays: Introducing Your Pets To New Guests

The holiday season is a great time to invite new and old friends, alike, to join in the festivities. But introducing these guests to your pets has the potential to be either an exciting playtime or stressful evening for them. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Holiday Travel With Pets Part 2: How To Safely Fly With Your Pets

Whether it be for vacation getaways or seeing family and friends, the holidays are a great opportunity to travel. As people begin to pack their bags for this travel season, owners who plan to take their pets along with them should also begin preparing their furry friends for the travel experience. Dr. Lori Teller, a […]

Holiday Travel With Pets Part 1: Secrets To A Stress-Free Road Trip

Many families opt to bring their pets with them when they hit the road for the holidays. Whether it is a quick drive across town or a longer road trip, traveling with pets has the potential to bring about its own level of chaos. Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M […]

Don’t Fly Blind When It Comes To Bird Nutrition

Picky eaters come in all shapes and sizes, and our avian friends are no exception. Despite birds’ tendency to favor some foods over others, creating a balanced diet is a crucial factor to pet bird ownership. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers […]

Turtle Brumation: The Benefits & Dangers Of The Hibernation Cycle

Some animals, like bears, are known for their infamous hibernation periods, but many people may not be aware that some reptiles, including many turtles and tortoises, experience a hibernation cycle as well.  This period of dormancy, which occurs in reptiles during the colder months, in known as brumation. Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor […]

This Little Piggy Had A Healthy, Balanced Diet: Avoiding Pig Obesity

The age-old saying “you are what you eat” is not an exception for our swine friends. Even though pigs are primarily portrayed as round and plump, this may not be the healthiest lifestyle for them. Dr. Evelyn MacKay, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers some […]

Finding the Purr-fect Pet Halloween Costume

With spooky season right around the corner, many pet owners have begun their hunt for their furry friend’s perfect Halloween costume. But finding a costume that is both festive and safe can be a challenge.  Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers some […]

Preparing Your Cat For A Visit To The Veterinarian

As every cat owner knows, taking your feline friend to visit the veterinarian can be a challenge, but regular veterinary check-ups are one of the most important things you can do to keep your cat happy and healthy. To help make this process less stressful for both you and your cat, Paula Plummer, a surgical […]

Weighing In On Feline Obesity

Through grocery store tabloids and TV commercials inundating us with new fad diets it seems that we, as humans, are constantly focusing on our weight. But what about when it comes to where our feline friends fall on the scales? Dr. Ashley Navarrette, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Taking A Raincheck On Equine Rain Rot

While rain and drizzle can be good for crops and counting sheep at night, wet weather is also suitable for two less desirable things—fungi and bacteria. The spread of either type of organism can leave horses susceptible to developing rotten skin conditions, the most rotten and prevalent being rain rot.  As in the calm before […]

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