Baby Giraffe Born at Houston Zoo

Baby Giraffe Born at Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male Masai giraffe, born in the afternoon on Mon., Sept. 30. The calf was born to first-time mom, Kamili, behind-the-scenes at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat, weighing in at 128 pounds and standing just over six feet tall. This is also the first calf sired by four-year-old, Joshua. After a two-hour labor, both mom and […]

Texas Tech Breaks Ground On New Veterinary School

Texas Tech Breaks Ground On New Veterinary School

History Made as Texas Tech University Breaks Ground on School of Veterinary MedicineThe school, located at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, is expected to enroll its first class in Fall 2021. ·················································································· Administrators and officials from Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) gathered Thursday (Sept. 19) in an empty field […]

Mobility Assistive Devices for Dogs 

Mobility Assistive Devices for Dogs 

By Julia Spade, DVM, LastWishes.com As our pets age we can commonly see them decline in their ability to get around the house.  This can affect all sizes of dogs, but we have the most trouble with helping our larger dogs get around due to their size and weight. Symptoms of mobility decline can include: […]

Bird Bath Bliss

Bird Bath Bliss

By Cheryl Conley, TWRC Wildlife Center The heat is on! Just like us, birds enjoy and need a clean drink of water and a cooling bath. You can do birds a great service by providing a birdbath where they can drink, bathe and preen. Here is some helpful information regarding birdbaths. Birds aren’t going to […]

Sneak Preview of Nat Geo Wild’s Secrets of the Zoo

Sneak Preview of Nat Geo Wild’s  Secrets of the Zoo

Nat Geo Wild’sSecrets of the Zoo, whose second season premieres at 9/8c on Sunday, June 2. In this special 1 minute, 17 second clip from the two-episode premiere, “Penguin’s New ‘Do,” a new cheetah mama bonds with her two precious cubs.Taking place at one of the largest and most popular zoos in the country — […]

10 Things To Do With Your Pet In Galveston

10 Things To Do With Your Pet In Galveston

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Chimp Haven In Shreveport Open To Public

Chimp Haven In Shreveport Open To Public

Located less than 30 miles outside of Shreveport, Chimp Haven, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, is welcoming visitors for four exclusive Discovery Days this year. Animal sanctuaries rarely open to the public, making Chimpanzee Discovery Days a unique opportunity for visitors to experience firsthand the 200-acre forested refuge that is home to more than 270 chimpanzees, […]

Council Member Cisneros Promotes LOVE YOUR PET Initiative in Houston

Council Member Cisneros Promotes LOVE YOUR PET Initiative in Houston

Houston Pet Talk is excited to share and partner with Council Member Karla Cisneros on “Love Your Pet,” an initiative planned throughout the month of February in recognition of World Spay Awareness Month. Council Member Cisneros and partners have planned a series of events to encourage and increase access to spay/neutering services while advocating responsible […]

Top 10 Things To Do In Galveston With Your Pet

Top 10 Things To Do In Galveston With Your Pet

Curious about how to make the most of a Galveston vacation with your pet?  Galveston is an extraordinarily pet-friendly place — you’ll see a number of pets out and about with their owners all over the island – from the Strand to the beach – on any given day. Here are the top 10 things […]

Holiday Hazards

Holiday Hazards

By: Colleen Willms, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC, GCVS.COM

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