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10 Mother’s Day Gifts for Pet Moms

A mother’s love for her fur baby knows no bounds, and neither does a pet’s love for his mother.  So as we approach this Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of some ideas to help get you started and let the pet mom in your life know just how truly loved she is.  Pet portraits Is there anything cuter than ...

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The Best Pets for Children

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While many children beg and plead for pets growing up, busy parents often worry about the time commitment, responsibility and overall care involved with owning a pet. Not to mention a pet’s temperament and behavior toward their children.  While these are valid concerns, finding the right pet for your family can oftentimes be a rewarding experience that helps children learn ...

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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The frequency with which pet owners ask their veterinarians, “Why do dogs eat grass?” indicates that the grass-eating phenomenon is more widespread than just a few curious pups. Countless canines spend their outdoor time munching on that green goodness growing from the Earth. There may be several factors that play into your furry friend’s backyard diet. We’ll take a closer ...

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My Dog Prefers Me Over My Partner – Why?

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Sure, you’re the one that cares for Scruffy, feeds him, gives him baths and takes him for walks, but your partner spends ample time playing with him after work, and he’s feeling more than slightly slighted. Why does Scruffy still not show overwhelming affection for your partner?  Or maybe the situation is reversed. No matter what you do, it still ...

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Five Common Pet Myths, Debunked

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Old wives’ tales have been passed down from generation to generation, and occasionally, the myriad of information on the internet just perpetuates these misconceptions. Several veterinarians took to the Web to debunk common pet myths that have been around for decades. Below we’ll take a closer look at five common pet myths, debunked.  Myth #1: There Are Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds ...

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Do Cats Need Baths?

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Do cats need baths? In short, no. Most cats are natural self-groomers. The licking and cleaning of fur with those scratchy tongues is instinctive behavior from a young age. However, there are instances in which kitty would greatly benefit from – and even need – a bath.    Under What Circumstances Would My Cat Need a Bath? While most cats ...

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The Benefits of Cat Companionship for Children with Autism

New research suggests that cat companionship may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder. According to a recent study conducted by a team from the University of Missouri, cats may encourage empathy, social skills and self-confidence while minimizing separation anxiety and troublesome behavior in kids with ASD. The Study Methods Funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and the Winn ...

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What You Should Know About the Bordetella Vaccine

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At one point or another, your dog’s veterinarian will most likely talk to you about the Bordetella vaccine. As a non-core vaccine, it is often recommended for dogs that frequently spend time with other canines either at daycare, training classes, dog parks or kennels. The vaccine primarily protects against Bordetella bronchiseptica, a bacterium that is one of the most common ...

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How to Help South Carolina Pets in Need This Holiday Season

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This time of year, South Carolina shelters have seen an increase not only in homeless animals, but also in pets that lack basic housing and necessities to keep warm this winter. If you live in the area and are interested in helping, there are several ways you can contribute or spread the word to aid our furry friends state-wide. What ...

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South Carolina Inmates Help Train Rescue Animals for Adoption

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Animals Are Saved From Euthanasia, Given a Second Chance at Adoption Since 2013, the Allendale Correctional Institute has welcomed dogs and cats – some of which had troubled pasts and lackluster futures – inside its walls. The purpose? Inmates are given the opportunity to love, care for, and ultimately train rescue animals for future adoption with a loving family. Inmates ...

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