If you own or are interested in having a pet bird, the next Veterinary Voices Seminar is for you. Joao Brandao, LMV, MS, will present “Pet birds: How to provide the best environment for your pet bird” on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. McElroy Hall is located on the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road on the OSU Stillwater campus.
According to www.catwellness.org, your cat may provide several signs that it is not feeling well. To help owners identify when it may be time to call the veterinarian, here are some tips that things may not be okay with your cat.
Changes in interactions—your independent cat becomes “Velcro” kitty or your normally friendly cat hides. These changes in interaction can be signs of disease, fear or anxiety. For example, combing over arthritic hips may cause your cat to spit, hiss and run away in response to the pain.
March 18 is National Agriculture Day. Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medical Hospital has been serving food animal owners since 1948. Today, the hospital sees 1,100 to 1,200 food animal cases a year treating a variety of animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas, and swine.
Pet owners beware—fleas and ticks are not only an annoyance but they can cause serious medical problems in animals. Lindsay Starkey, DVM, will present “Fleas and Ticks: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Pets” at a Veterinary Voices seminar on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Cats and dogs, like humans, can get heart disease. Some breeds are more likely than others to develop heart problems. The Veterinary Medical Hospital at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has a board certified veterinary cardiologist on staff—Dr. Ryan Baumwart—to help owners treat heart disease in their pets.