Pets

Pet Talk - Human Treats, Poison for Pets
There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen...
Pet Talk - Deworming Horses
Deworming treatments are often a regular component of horse health maintenance, but many horse owners may not understand the best schedule for their horse. While deworming...
Pet Talk - Pigeon Fever in Texas
There has been a surge in reported cases of Pigeon Fever in Texas during the past year. With summer and fly season in full swing, now is the perfect time for horse owners...
Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes
Evacuating when a hurricane hits the coast is a stressful and scary experience, especially when evacuating with horses. While tornadoes give little warning for evacuation,...
Pet Talk - Pet Preparedness
It's 5:30 p.m. and you just got home from work when there is a knock at the door. It is a police officer explaining that you have 15 minutes to evacuate your family and...
Heat Exhaustion in Pets
As we welcome the joys of summer such as swimming, barbequing, and baseball, we have to greet the Texas heat. As temperatures are increasing-highs this week were in the...
Pet Talk
One of the worst things about this time of year is the increase of fleas on pets, outside, and, possibly, in homes. Adult fleas cause the most problems for pets. In order...
Pet Talk
When arthritis has your knees creaking and your joints aching, it can be a miserable time. Your pets may feel your pain as well. Arthritis in pets can be just as agonizing...
Pet Talk - Ligament Tears
While ligament tears can cause serious setbacks in an athlete's career, a similar injury can mean surgery and rehabilitation for your frisky kitty or romping Rover. ...
Pet Talk
If your Peter Rabbit has a runny nose, he may have more than a case of the sniffles. He could have quot;snuffles,quot; a common upper respiratory infection in rabbits....
Pet Talk
Nail-biting, gum smacking, knuckle popping - they can be irritating habits people have. Even birds display their share of odd behaviors. Feather plucking is a common habit...
Pet Talk
It is never desirable to leave a pet at home alone, but when it is necessary, it is nice to know the pet will be entertained. But the price of entertainment can be high...
Pet Talk
Like people, dogs are susceptible to the negative effects of aging on the mind and body. Canine cognitive dysfunction or "doggie dementia" is a disorder similar to dementia...
Pet Talk
What would you do if your pet's heart suddenly stopped working properly? February is the month of National Heart Awareness and Valentine's Day. February should also be a...
Dental Hygiene for Dogs
An ounce of prevention may be worth a pound of cure, but when it comes to Spot or Fluffy's health; practicing good dental hygiene may make a ton of difference. "In fact,...