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Dog Owners: Beware of Toxic, Blue-Green Algae

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Blue-green algae, a type of toxin found in lakes and ponds, is stirring up a large cause for concern, and with good reason. Just last week, three North Carolina dogs died after swimming in a pond containing the algae. Symptoms developed within minutes. Even an emergency trip to the veterinarian was not enough to spare Harpo, Abby and Izzy’s lives. ...

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease: What You Need to Know

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, also known as FLUTD, is a common cat health problem that can affect both male and female felines. In fact, FLUTD is responsible for sending a large handful of cats to the vet each year. If you’re concerned your furry friend may have a lower urinary tract disease, it’s important to identify the symptoms, seek ...

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Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?

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During spring and summer, most of our dogs love running around outside and exploring the backyard, local park or any area they can easily let loose. While the exercise is great, sometimes our pets may roam out of our sight and experience the world with their taste buds. Most of the time this is harmless, but occasionally, it can pose ...

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Are Puppy Training Classes Worth It?

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Are puppy training classes worth it? If you recently got a puppy, you may have asked yourself this exact question. A plethora of opinions exist, as well as a myriad of groups that agree and disagree. While some people believe puppy training classes are just a gimmick and training can be done at home, others boast of the socialization skills ...

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Do Pets Help Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

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An alarmingly high number of people both in the U.S. and abroad suffer from anxiety and depression. While dealing with these can be dreadfully difficult, did you know pets can help? Study after study has shown that pets help improve both mental and physical health in a plethora of ways. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress, or you ...

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Looking to Adopt? Consider These Local Animal Shelters

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We love our furry friends and dear pets. Not only are they man’s best friend, but they’re part of the family. If you’re considering adding a new bundle of fluff to the clan, what are some of the best local animal shelters you can adopt from? If you live in the Summerville area and have started searching for your next ...

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Should You Shave Your Dog for the Summer?

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In the summer, we humans like to shed as many clothes as possible to cool down. Is the same true for your dog? When the hot, South Carolina sun starts beating down, what are the best ways to cool off your pet? Is shaving the way to go? Debating About Shaving? You Might Want to Hold Off… While it may ...

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Preventing Cat Litter Tracking

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Have you ever been walking around the house and found little tiny grains of cat litter – or worse – sticking to your feet? If so, you’re not alone. While cats are overall clean animals that spend much of their time cleaning themselves and grooming, sometimes they still track cat litter around your clean home, which can be frustrating for ...

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The Best Animal Welfare Charities to Support

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If you’re an animal lover who is enthusiastic about supporting charities that believe in the same level of animal care you do, you may have considered giving to an animal welfare organization. With so many options available, it may be hard to know which charities do the most good. Below we’ll provide a list of some of the most highly ...

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Why Do Dogs Scoot Across the Floor?

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While it’s not the most pleasant thing to talk about, many pet owners find themselves asking the veterinarian why their dog scoots her bottom across the floor, and perhaps more importantly, what can be done about it. If you have noticed your dog scooting her bottom across the living room floor, you’re not alone. There are several different reasons your ...

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