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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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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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