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Finding a New Home for Your Pet

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This is something we don’t often like to think about, but in certain cases, it does become necessary for a pet owner to find a different home for his or her furry friend. It may be that the owner is aging and is no longer able to care for Scruffy anymore. Perhaps Fido has developed major behavioral and aggression issues ...

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Caring For an Aging Cat

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Caring for an aging cat can sometimes throw curveballs, even to long-time cat owners. Senior cats are more susceptible to diseases and health conditions, which at times can be difficult to navigate. If you are also a canine owner and need tips on caring for an aging dog, feel free to check out our post on How To Care for ...

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Tips for Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

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Did you know brushing your dog’s teeth is important not just for dental hygiene, but for overall health? Molly’s miniature black schnauzer Buttercup was running around outside, chasing the little kids in the backyard and enjoying the summer day. With Buttercup’s never-ending energy and exuberant personality, no one at the party would have guessed Buttercup had a handful of teeth ...

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What Should Be In My Pet’s First Aid Kit?

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I was born to a very cautious, overly prepared mother. From day one, she always had a first aid kit handy, and if we ever went on vacation, it was always packed in with the rest of the luggage. In fact, this is probably common for most homes across America, and even workplaces have them on site. If you’re a pet ...

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The Truth About Declawing Your Cat: Is It Okay?

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Cat declawing in the United States is a controversial topic. With many people and organizations, including the Humane Society, leading the way in actively fighting against the procedure, some associations say that declawing your cat can be okay, if it’s done for medical reasons. That still leaves the question: Is declawing your cat okay? There may be some misconceived notions ...

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Saltwater Poisoning in Dogs: How to Keep Your Pet Safe

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August is arguably one of the hottest summer months. With such heat, it can be tempting to bring our dogs along to the beach with us and let them splash around in the ocean for hours. However, doing so can have devastating consequences. After one Florida man lost his dog to saltwater poisoning, he and other veterinarians have been using ...

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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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