Wellness

The Coronavirus and Your Pet

Dr. Kate Creevy, an associate professor at the CVM, assures pet owners that “at this time, we do not believe humans can catch (any form of) coronavirus from their pet.”

 

In addition, veterinarians do not currently believe that pets are susceptible to the 2019-nCoV mutated virus.

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has been at the front of many health professionals’ minds, especially with the World Health Organization’s recent declaration of the virus as a public health emergency of international concern. Although the threat of the mutated 2019-nCoV strain should be taken seriously, veterinarians at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) ...

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Researchers Seek a Helping Paw for Dog Aging Study

Audrey Ruple, a veterinary epidemiologist and assistant professor of One Health Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Public Health, with Bitzer, a Great Dane. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe)

Audrey Ruple, a veterinary epidemiologist and assistant professor of One Health Epidemiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences’ Department of Public Health, with Bitzer, a Great Dane. (Purdue University photo/Rebecca McElhoe) Almost 80,000 dogs have been nominated to participate in a new nationwide study on dog aging since registration began last fall, but there’s still time for your ...

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Bone Cancer: Two Years Later

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I’ll be honest, I never thought I’d be writing a two-year-update but it happened. August was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in August of 2016. Survival rates vary but most experts will tell you six months is really good, one year is extremely lucky, and beyond that, well, it’s a shot in the dark. August is now two years and ...

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The V Foundation Announces Canine Comparative Oncology Grant Program

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research funder, is excited to announce an innovative grant-making program to accelerate research in the field of comparative oncology. Canine comparative oncology is an evolving field of study, which enables researchers from human and veterinary medicine to explore new cancer therapies anticipating better efficacy and less toxicity for humans and man’s ...

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Get Fit with your Pup!

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More than 1 in 10 have made a goal to lose weight in 2018. Why should getting in shape be limited to the two-legged members of a household? Healthy Paws Pet Insurance has identified ways pet owners can incorporate their furry friends into their fitness routine in the new year. Wall Sits + Fetch Lean with your back against the ...

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Petplan Survey Reveals Pint-Sized Pups Receive the Most Protection in Cold Temps

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Pet insurance provider says while over 70 percent of pet parents dress their pets, breeds under 25 pounds fare best Most pet parents take special precautions to keep pets safe during extreme temperatures, according to a recent Responsible Pet Parenting Survey* from Petplan pet insurance. A whopping 72 percent of 4,492 respondents said they dress their pets when temperatures dip. Of ...

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Every Extra Day is a Gift

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August was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in August of 2016. I opted for a course of treatment that included amputation of the affected leg followed by four rounds of chemotherapy. Amputation is really the only way to completely eliminate the initial pain of this disease and while it was a tough decision, I knew it was the only way ...

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One Day at a Time

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August was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in August 2016. I made the decision to amputate her leg immediately. As each day went by post-amputation August looked better and better. Cancer had taken her leg but not her spirit! I settled into a routine of cancer research, finding holistic supplements, and weekly vet visits. Through my limited research and advice from the ...

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A New Reality

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When August was diagnosed with bone cancer it took a few days to sink in. Maybe it wasn’t bone cancer. Maybe there had just been a mistake. If it is, maybe she will be the exception and beat this. A lot of maybes. I didn’t know much about bone cancer yet, but the common theme in all the informational articles ...

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Bone Cancer Sucks

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My 11-year-old August developed a slight limp in July of this year. I figured she had sprained her leg and didn’t give it much thought except to keep a closer eye on her to monitor the limp. She was still running and jumping like nothing was amiss, so I assumed it couldn’t be bothering her that bad and would get ...

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