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South Carolina May Ban Animal Cruelty Offenders From Adopting Pets

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In recent weeks, South Carolina lawmakers have been taking proactive steps to defend and ensure the proper treatment of animals. Previously, we wrote about the state’s proposal to crack down on puppy mills and tighten regulations. Around the same time, two South Carolina lawmakers proposed additional bills that would limit or completely restrict an animal cruelty offender’s ability to adopt pets. ...

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Regulations May Tighten on South Carolina Puppy Mills

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South Carolina may tighten their restrictions on puppy mills to deter the inhumane treatment of animals. Lawmakers in the state House are sifting through a proposal that would call for inspections and higher standards of dog care. If the proposal passes, those who have 20 or more breeding females would be required to first receive a commercial dog-breeding license. Some ...

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From Fat to Fit: Obesity in Cats

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Unfortunately, obesity in cats is a significantly documented problem, particularly as of late. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50 percent of pet cats were deemed to be either overweight or obese in 2011. While these statistics may be alarming, perhaps even more alarming are the additional health complications that can be caused by obesity. Veterinarians warn ...

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What To Do If Your Dog Is Attacked

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Lily was going for her daily morning run when a dog from someone’s yard jumped out and onto her boxer, Bonnie. With ferocious aggression, the attacking dog began viscously growling and lunging to attack and bite. Lily and Bonnie were both startled, and in a moment of adrenaline and quick thinking, Lily remembered advice a friend gave her once – ...

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Symptoms and Treatment Options for Dogs with Seizures

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It was late one summer evening and just about time for bed. As the children headed upstairs for the night, they heard their mom downstairs start to panic. Their miniature schnauzer, Duncan, who was always happy, energetic and full of life, was now writhing on the floor, convulsing and foaming at the mouth. When he finally stood up, he ran ...

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Chronic Vomiting in Dogs

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Chronic vomiting in dogs is often indicative of an underlying health issue. Occasionally, some dogs may vomit after eating a meal or drinking too much water. If Scrappy goes on his way after getting sick without significant behavioral changes, most likely it was an isolated incident. However, if vomiting continues for two to three days, it is time to start ...

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What to Consider Before Hiring a Pet Sitter

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Hiring a pet sitter for the first time can be a lot like going on a first date. The first meet and greet is that initial, blind date, get-to-know-you type of meeting. Are we compatible? Am I comfortable around this person? Do I trust them? Can I entrust this person with important things (including my pet)? After all, your pet ...

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Sweet and Spooky Halloween Treats for Your Pet

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Halloween is one of the few times a year where we can munch on chocolate, candy and totally indulge in the fun, sweet aspects of the holiday with very few repercussions. Growing up, whenever the kids in our family would get back from trick-or-treating, we would dump our newly collected edible treasures all across the floor. Our poor pup would ...

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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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