Fireworks, Picnics, Heat Stroke–Oh My!: Keep Pets Safe On Fourth Of July

Independence Day is a lively, outdoor holiday that offers many opportunities to include your furry friend. Although these summer festivities can be enjoyable for both pet and person, owners should be wary of possible hazards associated with the celebration. Kate Kimble, a fourth-year veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical […]

Bad To The Bone: Fibrous Osteodystrophy In Large Animals

Horses, camels, llamas, and alpacas have more of a bone to pick with metabolic bone diseases—diseases associated with dietary deficiencies—than many owners realize. Fibrous osteodystrophy, in particular, can have serious consequences if not caught and treated early. Dr. Evelyn MacKay, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences […]

Some Angels Have Fur: Coping With the Loss of a Pet

We all know that death is an inevitable part of life and pet ownership; however, the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one, including pets, is never easy. Although some pet owners may feel uncomfortable mourning an animal, Michael Hawkins, a licensed professional counselor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Taking The Right Steps: What To Know About Hoof Care

In the equine world, the saying “no hoof, no horse” is well-worn for a reason.  A correct foot care regimen may be the key to keeping a horse happy and trotting, and having a good working relationship with a farrier is essential to solving and preventing common hoof problems.  Jason Maki, a farrier at Texas […]

Pet Diarrhea: When To Run To The Vet

Diarrhea is a natural part of life—all pets (and pet owners) have had it at some point. While diarrhea can be smelly, messy, and potentially embarrassing, Dr. Michael Hung, a small animal internal medicine resident at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offers the run down on what causes it and […]

Bone Voyage: International Travel With Pets

As summer approaches and the promise of widespread COVID-19 vaccination becomes more hopeful, those with cabin fever may be planning exciting vacations abroad after spending the past year in their homes. If pet parents are considering a vacation overseas and intend to bring their animal, they should plan for their furry friend far in advance […]

Beat The Heat: How To Keep Pets Safe From Heatstroke

Summer is a time for barbeques, picnics, and other outdoor fun with family, friends, and pets. But with summer comes high temperatures, making it more important for owners to know how to recognize the symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion in pets. Heat exhaustion is a general term for the lethargy, discomfort, and weakness caused […]

Tips For Feline Medi-cat-ion Administration

As many cat owners know, trying to coax a reluctant feline into anything they don’t want to do can be an extremely difficult task. However, in some cases, such as when giving a cat medication, owners need to place their cat’s health above their desires to ensure the pet’s well-being. Dr. Lori Teller, an associate […]

Making Your Home Dairy Less Scary: Pasteurization And Safe Milk Production

Hobby farmers can reap many benefits from owning food animals in a domestic environment; among these are eggs, fiber, companionship, and for owners of animals like cows, miniature cows, and goats, milk. However, milk obtained from an animal needs to be treated through a process called pasteurization in order to be fit for consumption. “Pasteurization […]

Cognitive Decline In Aging Dogs: What To Know

Just as humans may develop neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease as they grow older, our aging canine friends also can develop dementia, also referred to as canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS), a complex of behavioral and neurological symptoms the prevalence of which increases with age. Dr. Brian Gray Barnett, a veterinary research fellow in […]

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