Protecting your Pet from Canine Influenza

At the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), veterinarians are working to educate pet parents about the recent outbreak of canine influenza in Georgia and Florida that could affect dogs in Texas. Just like humans, pets can be affected by strains of influenza and experience flu-like symptoms. The strains of influenza […]

Apartments and Pets

When living or moving into an apartment, it may be tempting to get a playful, furry friend as a roommate. However, not all cats and dogs are fit to live in an apartment. Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained what pet owners should […]

Is Giving Pets as Gifts really a PAWS-itive idea?

Giving an adorable puppy or kitten as a gift this holiday season may seem like a wonderful idea, but it is important to remember that pets need a lifetime of care and commitment long after the holiday season. Surprising your family with a new fuzzy friend on that special holiday morning is tempting, but be […]

Pets With Disabilities: Deafness

Pets can experience hearing loss just like humans. Hearing loss in pets may be the result of disease, old age, or the pet may even be born deaf. No matter the cause, pets with hearing loss can still be great companions. Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if your pet is experiencing hearing loss. […]

Boarding Your Pets

Many people associate the summer months with traveling and fun in the sun. While some people consider their pet a travel companion, other pets may be better left at home. How can you decide the best option for your pet? Dr. Stacy Eckman, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & […]

Caring for Older Pets

Pets are more than just our companions—they are a part of the family. As your pet ages, it is important to consult your veterinarian for help providing the proper care for your senior pet’s changing needs. Every animal is different, so the senior life stage occurs at different ages in different pets. For instance, dogs […]

The Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

One of the most important decisions that a pet owner must make is whether to spay and neuter their pets. With World Spay Day coming up on February 24th, there is no better time to learn the benefits of spaying and neutering. Though many are deterred by cost or medical concerns, this procedure can provide […]

A Holly, Jolly (and Safe) Holiday for Fido

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us, and what better way to prepare for the holidays than including your furry friends in the festivities? However, with all of the hustle and bustle of this busy season, we often forget to adapt our holiday celebrations for the safety of our pets. Here are […]

Pet Costumes-the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

If you’re like many pet owners, finding the perfect Halloween costume for your pet is almost more exciting than finding your own. Seeing your dachshund dressed as a hot dog or your kitten prancing around in a super-man cape can add even more fun to the holiday. Just keep in mind that while a costume […]

Helping Fido Adjust to New Surroundings

As we’re propelled into these summer months, many changes and transitions often accompany the warmer weather. Whether you’re relocating for work, moving after graduation, or just planning a long summer vacation, here are some tips to help ensure that pets comfortably adjust to your new surroundings. Prior to the move, it is important that you […]


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