Pets

Dangers of Pet Halloween Costumes
With Halloween less than a week away, many pet owners have already purchased their animal’s costume. While these outfits can be fun and festive, the wrong outfit can be...
Exotic Pets: What To Know Before You Buy
We all have that friend, the one that sees a picture or video of a cute exotic animal and instantly thinks that it would be a perfect companion for them. Although owning an...
Feline Hyperthyroidism: Symptoms and Treatments
Is your middle-aged cat experiencing increased thirst,appetite, and urination? Is your furry friend losing weight or has a change in behavior? If so, your family cat may...
Managing Your Cat’s Asthma
As the merciless Texas heat finally begins to subside and temperatures start to lower, many of those that suffer from asthma or otherrespiratory problems will begin their...
World Rabies Day is September 28, 2012
World Rabies Day is September 28, 2012.It is a day to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies. More than 55,000 people die from rabies worldwide every...
Texas Attorney General Secures Agreement for Customers of San...
SAN ANTONIO – Customers who purchased animals from JustYourPup.com, Atascosa-based Puppy Love or pet broker Justin Sullivan are eligible to apply for veterinarian bill...
Assisting Service Dogs
Although most people have pets strictly for companionship, those with disabilities often use animals to help perform every day functions. These “service animals” are...
Equine “Wolf Teeth” – What are they and how should they be cared for?
Approximately 70 percent of horses will develop wolf teeth. While these teeth usually do not pose a health risk to the horse, they are often removed in performance horses...
Pet Talkk
The West Nile Virus cases in humans and horses have been on the rise in 2012, and, according to the CDC, human cases are at their highest levels since West Nile Virus was...
Staph infections and Methicillin Resistance in Companion Animals
Staphylococcus (staph) bacteria are all around us in an intimate way since it normally lives on the skin and mucous membranes of both people and animals alike. It usually...
Itchy Dogs – Is Food the Problem?
Many dog owners work hard to make their pets comfortable and happy, so it can be frustrating when a dog is constantly itching and distressed. Dr. Adam Patterson, clinical...
Dog or Cat Breeders Training and Enforcement Account Established
AUSTIN- Starting September 1st Texas dog and cat breeders who meet the definition of “dog or cat breeder” found in Chapter 802, Texas Occupations Code, must be licensed by...
Dog or Cat Breeders License Deadline is September 1st
AUSTIN- September 1, 2012, is the first day Texas dog and cat breeders meeting the definition of “dog or cat breeder” in Chapter 802, Texas Occupations Code must be...
Pet Talk
For the past two weeks, Pet Talks have addressed poisonous foods and medications common in most homes. This week the focus is on miscellaneous poisonous items around the...
Pet Talk - Human Medicines Can Be Poison to Pets – second...
Last week, Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), shared suggestions for...