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Heart Check

Heart Murmurs in Dogs

Category: Health
When a veterinarian uses a stethoscope to listen to your dog’s heart, chances are that the heart will sound normal. However, in some cases, a veterinarian may hear an abnormality such as a heart murmur. Sonya Wesselowski, a clinical assistant professor of cardiology at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, said heart murmurs are abnormal heart sounds caused by turbulent or rapid blood flow within the heart. In dogs, heart murmurs are usually the result of a leaky or narrowed heart valve. more
Wintery

Wintery Pups

Category: Dog Life
We get why people dislike winter so much — it's cold as anything, and our pups can sure get messy in the snow! But as with anything, dogs can find the beauty in this frosty season. Curl up with a hot chocolate and a thick blanket, and enjoy these photographs of dogs bringing joy in the darkest season of the year! - ERM   1) Boomer more
Pet Cancer

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Category: Health
Many of us know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can also occur in our pets. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles, associate professor, and Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discussed everything owners need to know about cancer in pets. more
Books

Bookish Pups

Category: Dog Life
It's getting cold outside, but these doggies love snuggling up with a good book! - ERM   1) Amber Is that Harry Potter that Amber is reading? It sure looks like it with those owlish glasses! - Submitted  anonymously   2) Maggie more
Toxic Plants

Toxic Plants Could Harm Pets

Category: Health
Having plants in your home can make your space more decorative, or even calming. However, certain plants also can be toxic to pets. Dr. Christine Rutter, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, described some of the potentially dangerous plants in our homes. more

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