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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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How to Make Your Pet’s Valentine’s Day Special

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On Valentine’s Day, we take a little extra time to show the people in our lives how much we love them, appreciate them and how grateful we are for them. Oftentimes, our pets are just as big a part of our lives as humans are, and taking some extra time to celebrate our four-legged friends can be a fun way ...

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When Your Dog’s Digging Becomes A Problem

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One of our family friends has a beautiful Husky and Lab mix that is great with their children and a wonderful addition to the growing family. While his personality won over their hearts, his digging behavior has left much to be desired. Their backyard, once in pristine condition, has turned into a patchy, holey, minefield-type maze. To their dismay, their ...

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Are Doggy Dental Chews Dangerous?

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Recently a Facebook post went viral about a dog that became violently ill and needed immediate veterinary assistance after chewing and ingesting a dental stick for dogs. To many, the aftermath was shocking, as dental chews are made specifically for canines to help maintain dental hygiene. In light of the recent scare, we wanted to address any confusion that may ...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Pet’s Winter Blues at Bay

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Does your pet have the winter blues? It’s a debated topic in the veterinary community whether or not pets can truly get Seasonal Affective Disorder (known as SAD). SAD is a depressive disorder that can affect humans during the winter months when the sun is shining less and people stay indoors more. It can foster a lack of interest in ...

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