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HotSpot

Does Your Pet Have A Hot Spot?

Category: Health
Have you ever noticed your pet excessively licking, biting, or scratching a specific area on their body? This behavior can lead to an infection in the upper layer of the skin otherwise known as pyotraumatic dermatitis, or a “hot spot.” Dr. Alison Diesel, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained what commonly causes these areas of raw, red skin. more
Disaster Preparedness

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

Category: Health
When a disaster strikes, there is often little time to prepare our homes, families, and pets for the damage to come. Thankfully, disaster relief teams, such as the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), can help in times of need. Angela Clendenin, public information officer for the VET, explained the multiple responsibilities of the team. more
Stout

Best Of: Dog Names

Category: Dog Life
In our Photo Contest and our day-to-day lives, we at Modern Dog know that there are many dogs who have similar names. And there's nothing wrong with that -- those names are popular for a reason! However, there are some names that are extremely creative or wonderfully fitting for some doggies, and we're featuring some of our favourites below. - ERM   1) Boose Bear-ington more
Pool Dog

Beach Bum(mer)

Category: Health
It’s no secret that pets love the beach—but the beach doesn’t always love them back. According to Petplan pet insurance, claims soar from summer days at the shore, with everything from dehydration to blocked bowels dogging our pets. To help pet parents put safety first while seaside, Petplan ranked the top five most dangerous pet health threats:5. Sunburn more
Itchy

Veterinary Dermatologists Help Pets Look and Feel Their Best

Category: Health
In addition to the burden of fleas and ticks, pets can experience skin health issues, such as dry skin or allergic reactions. Fortunately, the dermatology service at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) can help. Most dermatology cases at the CVM involve health issues with fleas and ticks, skin and ear allergies, and bacterial and yeast infections on the skin and in the ears. Dr. Adam Patterson, clinical associate professor and chief of dermatology at the CVM, explained some of the common reasons pets visit the dermatology service. more

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