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How to Safely Clip Your Dog’s Nails

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Trimming your pup’s nails truly can be a stress-free experience. Introducing clippers to Scruffy as a puppy will help him grow accustomed to the process and ease his nerves, if he has any, about nail clipping. As some dogs (and humans) get nervous for this process, below we’ll discuss how to safely clip your dog’s nails. How Often Should You ...

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Keeping Your Pet Safe During a Hurricane

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We are nearly a month into hurricane season, and unfortunately, the Eastern coast of South Carolina is not immune to the monstrously big storms that never fail to come every season and wreak havoc on the Southern and Eastern U.S. If you live in an area with seasonal hurricanes, you may very well already have an evacuation plan. However, if ...

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Should My Cat Be an Indoor Cat or an Outdoor Cat?

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It’s not uncommon to see cats wandering around outside and exploring. Many times, those cute little kitties look like they’re loving the adventure they’re on – exploring new smells, chasing bugs and getting fresh air. However, is having an outdoor cat preferable? What about letting your cat outside for a few hours a day so he can enjoy some sunshine ...

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Aggression in Cats

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Cats are lovable, loyal, lifelong companions, and being able to cuddle up with your kitty truly is one of those beautiful, simple joys in life. That makes it even more upsetting then when sweet Sophie swats at you or scratches you. Unfortunately, aggression in cats is not uncommon. Did you know aggression is the second leading cause of owners taking ...

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Heat Stroke: What to do if Your Dog Overheats

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It’s only May, and so far, South Carolina has already experienced some 90-degree days. The heat and humidity will only continue to worsen as spring gives way to summer. While the heat may be a welcomed warmth for some people after the cooler winter weather, our pets, who are covered in fur, may not be as excited about it as ...

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6 Signs of a Bad Pet Sitter

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Our pets are a part of our families. When we hire babysitters, we make sure we have someone completely trustworthy, reliable, caring and responsible to watch our children. Choosing the right pet sitter is just as important of a decision as choosing the right babysitter. While we take pride in taking the best care of the pets we watch, unfortunately, ...

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Treating Broken Bones in Dogs

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With summer just around the corner, there is no limit to the kinds of adventures you and your pet can go on. However, increased activity levels can lead to an increased risk for injury. Many times, injuries sustained during playtime are minor and not a cause for concern. However, if your dog falls, runs into the street while playing fetch ...

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The Pungent Pooch: Removing Skunk Smell from Your Dog

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If you’re reading this article, it’s possible the worst has happened – your pet has fallen victim to a skunk’s most lethal weapon – its smelly spray. The problem is, where do you go from here? You certainly don’t want your poor dog walking around smelling like a skunk! First, it’s important to remember that if this has happened to ...

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Helping with Your Dog’s Constipation: Causes, Symptoms and Remedies

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In the past, we’ve written multiple articles about potty training, including potty training your cat, and we even gave an explanation about what to do if your potty-trained pet goes on the carpet. However, what if you’re having the opposite problem? What if you can’t get your dog to consistently go to the bathroom? Constipation in dogs is surprisingly common, and ...

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5 Common Skin Problems in Guinea Pigs

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Just as dogs and cats are susceptible to skin problems, so too are our pet guinea pigs. In fact, the tiny creatures can house parasites, fungal infections and other unpleasant ailments that are no fun for you or your pet. If you’ve found any unusual scratch marks, abscesses or other abnormalities on your pet’s skin, figuring out the cause is ...

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