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TEXAS A&M VETERINARY EMERGENCY SERVICE REUNITES YOUNG MAN WITH BELOVED PET FOLLOWING TWO-WEEK ICU STAY

Tyland Lackey experienced love at first sight when a young mixed-breed dog showed up expectedly at his grandparents’ ranch near Caldwell in August 2017. After the teenager encouraged his grandparents to keep the dog, they named the canine Dinger. Lackey and Dinger, who was about 2 years old at the time, quickly became best friends. […]

FINDING CROUTON: A CURIOUS TWIST OF FELINE FATE

Dr. Alison Diesel, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), was not looking to adopt a cat when she first met Crouton. “We had just lost the best cat in the world, Piddy, who had grabbed onto a piece of my heart and never let […]

EATING YOUR GREENS: THE BASICS OF CAT GRASS

When confronted with the topic of healthy eating, we, as humans, are frequently reminded of the importance of including daily greens in our diets. Does your cat’s diet need the same? Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses the basics of cat grass […]

HONORING A HERO

Dimitri del Castillo had a zest for life, a commitment to excellence, a passion for service and a genius for leading others. That charismatic combination helped the Houston native graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and become an Army Ranger. Those traits were also critical in ensuring that all the men […]

GENETIC TESTING FOR DOGS

Mail-in genetic test kits are a health trend that claim to offer users remarkable access to individualized information on their health at a molecular level. You may know that a sample of saliva can reveal the secrets of your genetic code, but did you know that such kits can do the same for your dog? […]

FEELING PECKISH: NUTRITIONAL DISEASE IN PET BIRDS

A proper avian diet goes beyond the colorful bags of grocery-store seed commonly associated with bird food. Failure to meet a pet bird’s nutritional requirements can lead to nutrient deficiencies with severe health consequences. Dr. Jill Heatley, an associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explains the health consequences […]

HAY IS FOR HORSES: MAINTAINING A PROPER EQUINE DIET

Nutrition plays a large role in a horse’s energy level, performance, and overall health. There are many feed and treat options available for horses, but some are more important than others for a complete and healthy diet. Dr. Leslie Easterwood, a clinical assistant professor of equine community practice at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary […]

RECOGNIZING A PET EMERGENCY

Many pet owners have found themselves in difficult situations in which they know something is wrong with a pet, but the veterinary clinic is closed. How do you know when it’s a true emergency and how do you know when it can wait until the clinic opens the next day? To answer this question, Dr. […]

VACCINES ARE KEY: PROTECT YOUR PET FROM RABIES

Rabies is a deadly disease that can harm pets, wildlife, and people. Luckily, thanks to modern medicine, it is also easily preventable through vaccinations and responsible pet ownership. Dr. Katie McCool, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses the most common signs of rabies and what […]

HOME ALONE: SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS

Does your dog whine when he sees you heading for the door? Are shredded pillows a frequent welcome home from work? Does your otherwise house-trained pooch have a problem with accidents in your absence? If so, your dog might have a case of separation anxiety. To read more Click Here