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PET TALK: KEEP YOUR CAT SAFE FROM RODENT-CARRIED DISEASE

The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk and yarn or their dislike of water and dogs. While we may be familiar with this archetype, in practice, the hunting of rodents can expose our feline friends to harmful diseases and parasites that can even pose risks to their […]

PET TALK COLUMN FROM TEXAS A&M: NORMAL SHEDDING VS. FELINE ALOPECIA

As any cat owner who has tried to wear a black shirt knows, shedding is a normal aspect of cat ownership. However, there are times when the hair just keeps coming and an owner may become concerned that their pet’s hair loss is abnormal and indicative of a larger issue. Dr. Alison Diesel, a clinical […]

LIFE FLIGHT LAUNCHES EMERGENCY HELICOPTER SERVICE FOR INJURED POLICE DOGS

A police dog can help solve crimes — tracking suspects, illegal substances or even weapons. They chase down criminals, search for missing persons and protect police officers. When police dogs spring into action, they are treated with the same respect as two-legged officers. “We refer to them as our partners,” said Kristin Uhlin, lead K-9 […]

AVOIDING INTER-PET AGGRESSION DURING QUARANTINE

With much of the nation under stay-at-home orders, cabin fever is at an all-time high. Cohabitating with our loved ones and furry friends provides many benefits, but being in close quarters for extended periods of time can be difficult—for humans and their animals. Dr. Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College […]

HOW TO HELP DOGS AND CATS MANAGE SEPARATION ANXIETY WHEN THEIR HUMANS RETURN TO WORK

When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn’t hesitate to adopt it. He says his new companion helped make the months of COVID-19 isolation at home much less stressful. He is not alone. Animal shelters and breeders across the country have reported record […]

BIG CHOICES: HOW TAMU INNOVATION TRANSFORMED EQUINE FRACTURE TREATMENT

In 1998, discovering a horse in the field with a fractured pastern joint was a grim affair, especially for an owner like Ake Eriksson, who says his horses are more family members than animals. Unfortunately that’s what happened on June 19 of that year, when Eriksson learned that his horse, Choices Unlimited, had a shattered […]

SCRATCHING BENEATH THE SURFACE

The familiar sound of a mooing cow echoes through the clinic. This time, the noise is not coming from a patient but from Dr. Dusty Nagy’s cellphone. A bovine lover to her core, Nagy’s passion for her profession radiates from her everywhere she goes. A clinical associate professor of large animal clinical sciences (VLCS) at the Texas […]

TEXAS A&M SAH TEAM FACES UNIQUE CHALLENGES TREATING RESCUED OTTER

Fisher, the North American river otter, made quite a splash when he recently came to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Small Animal Hospital (SAH) for a dental procedure. Though Fisher came in for a simple tooth extraction, his veterinary team discovered a much more serious problem under the surface. Luckily, the […]

TEXAS A&M LAH GIVES LONG-TERM PATIENT HOPE USING STEM CELL THERAPY

Many veterinarians and staff members at the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital (LAH) recognize Santana Bening. The 24-year-old Quarter Horse has been a patient since 2015 and for several years now has been visiting every five weeks to receive specialty shoes and other treatments for injured tendons in his front feet. Some also know Santana by his […]

TEXAS A&M LAH CONTINUES TO SAVE LIVES DURING PANDEMIC

Some of the processes have changed around the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVM) Large Animal Hospital (LAH) because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but animals and their owners are still getting the great care the hospital is known for. According to clinical associate professor of veterinary surgery Dr. Joanne Hardy, the recent case of […]