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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?

Doggy Dental Chews

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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Caring for Your Leopard Gecko

Caring for Your Leopard Gecko

Did you know that here at Cane Bay, we are qualified to care for your lizard or other reptile pets while you are away? While the majority of our blog posts focus on addressing potential questions dog or cat owners may have, our rabbit, reptile and rodent companions are just as important and special to us as our larger, furrier ...

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Can My Pet Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers?

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A very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our four-legged friends and their owners this holiday season. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, no doubt the delicious fixings of a warm, candle-lit meal with friends and family are at the forefront of our minds Some pet owners may be wondering, “Can my pet eat Thanksgiving leftovers?” In an earlier post, we ...

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Help! My Dog Has Seasonal Allergies

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‘Tis the season for sniffling noses, watery eyes and allergies of all kinds. While Fall is great for watching the leaves change colors, cooler temperatures and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, allergies for both humans and pets might be one mark of the season we’re not giving thanks for around the Thanksgiving table. If you suspect your dog has allergies, there are ...

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Training Your Puppy to be a Therapy Dog

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Recently, chaplains at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston blessed and welcomed therapy dogs and their owners in an effort to thank them for their service. Maybe you heard about this event and it further grew your interest to certify your puppy as a therapy dog one day. Maybe at one time in your life, you were helped ...

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What To Do If Your Dog Runs Away

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Many pet parents have had firsthand experience with their dogs running away or have heard unfortunate stories of their friend’s pet breaking loose. It’s not pleasant to think about, but it is, unfortunately, a possibility for any pet owner. Whether your dog has just gotten away or has been gone for an hour, there are steps you can take to ...

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Common Cat Health Problems and Solutions

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As pet parents, we want the very best for our feline friends. Below are some of the more common health problems among cats, their symptoms and solutions. Feline Leukemia Virus What is Feline Leukemia Virus (FelV)? FelV is a virus that suppresses a cat’s immune system and can lead to other problems like kidney disease, anemia and cancer. It is ...

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