Finding The Right Approach To Socializing Cats
Whether they are a purring housecat or a prowling neighborhood cat, felines react differently to new experiences depending on how they were socialized. Owners can choose to increase their cat’s comfort level in new experiences but should first consider different socialization strategies. Dr. Stacy Eckman, a clinical associate professor and the associate dean of hospital […]
Eckman Appointed Associate Dean Of Texas A&M VMTH Operations
Dr. Stacy Eckman, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS), has been appointed associate dean of hospital operations for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). In this position, Eckman will work closely with VMTH faculty and staff to deliver […]
The Honor of Caring for ‘Miss Rev’
Some may see her as just a dog, but Texas A&M’s First Lady Reveille is so much more for Aggies—and for her Aggie veterinarian. Dr. Stacy Eckman stays busy teaching veterinary students and interns, while also performing everything from routine checkups to extraordinary life-saving measures for patients as a clinical associate professor and chief medical […]
Fourth of July Pet Safety: Fireworks, Barbecues, Mosquitos, Oh My!
Many of us celebrate our nation’s Independence Day by barbecuing, relaxing with loved ones, and watching the bright-colored flashes of fireworks that light up the night sky. The Fourth of July may be a fun-filled holiday for you, but for pets, the holiday can potentially be scary and hazardous. Dr. Stacy Eckman, a clinical associate […]
Exercise with your pet this New Year
If your New Year’s resolution is to exercise more, then consider including your dog in your routine. Just like humans, pets need daily exercise to stay fit and healthy—no matter their age or breed. Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, offered some insight on […]
Pets as Holiday Gifts (2017)
Giving a pet as a gift this holiday season may seem like a wonderful idea, but pets require care and commitment that extends long after the holiday season. Surprising loved ones with a fuzzy friend is tempting, but there are a number of facts to first consider in order to avoid being unprepared when bringing […]
Holiday Travel: Should Pets Come Along?
Will you be traveling this holiday season? If so, will you bring your dog or cat with you? Some pets love traveling with their owners, but others should be left at home with a trusted caregiver that will take good care of your pet. You may also consider taking your pet to a highly recommended […]
When is your cat hiding illness or injury?
We do our best to take care of our feline friends, but sometimes signs of pain and sickness go unnoticed. Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, described feline behavior that could mean a cat is hiding an illness, injury, or other underlying health issue. […]
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 […]