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5 Myths About Caring for a Hamster

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Along with dogs and cats, we care for a variety of animals here at Cane Bay. We also watch and take care of exotic animals, reptiles, rodents, birds, turtles and more. As hamsters are rather common pets, especially among families with children, we thought it might be helpful to debunk a few myths about caring for a hamster. 1. “Hamsters ...

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What to do When Your Potty-Trained Pet Goes on the Carpet

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Recently, my friend’s family traveled to Europe for several weeks. While they were away, I helped take care of their five cats. At first, everything was going great. However, about halfway through the first week, I noticed several surprises awaiting me on their brand new couch. Fortunately, before the family left, they put a tarp over the couch so the ...

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Introducing Dog and Baby

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Are you expecting a baby or a grandchild? Are you a new mom, dad, grandma or grandpa? If so, first off, congratulations! The birth of a baby is perhaps one of life’s most precious and love-invoking moments for any parent or grandparent. If you also have a furry friend at home, you may have wondered how smooth the transition will ...

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How to Prevent Heartworm, Fleas and Ticks

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Talking about fleas, ticks and heartworms in your pet is not nearly as fun as reading up on fun recipes to make your cat or dog, but it is oh so important. Unfortunately, any cat or dog is susceptible to these worms and parasites, and it is of the utmost importance to protect your pet from these things so he ...

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Stop Your Dog from Jumping on You

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Cute, fluffy puppies are hard to resist when they immediately start jumping up on you as soon as you walk in the door. You may be ecstatic that your puppy is so excited to have you home. However, what you may not know is that puppies do not jump on people because they are happy. Generally, dogs will try to ...

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Make Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Pet

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Have you ever thought about making homemade sweet treats for your pet? As someone who loves to bake, making treats for my two dogs, who are another few of my favorite things in life, is a win-win situation. My dogs are happy to receive scrumptious homemade treats, and I enjoy baking them. If you love to spoil your dog or ...

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6 Fun Things to do With Your Pet This Summer

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Summer is just around the corner. That means barbecues, late night bonfires, s’more roasting and fireworks are all headed our way. The kids will be out of school, it will be family vacation time and life will hopefully be a bit more relaxed. How wonderful it is that we get to enjoy the exciting activities of summer. What about our ...

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The Life of a Pet Sitter

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Maybe you have wondered what being a pet sitter is all about. Is that a possible career choice for you? Or maybe you are curious as to what goes on during a pet sitter’s typical day after having hired one to care for your pet while you are away. Well, we can’t promise you that the typical day’s work of ...

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Is Rescuing a Pet the Right Option for You?

Cane Bay Summerville - Dog Shelter

Duncan and Paisley, my family’s two dogs, are both wonderful companions. They have turned out to be the most loving pets we could have ever asked for. Duncan, a purebred miniature schnauzer, came from a breeder a little over 13 years ago. Paisley, on the other hand, was rescued from a shelter a little over a year ago. If you ...

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How to Care for an Aging Dog

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There is no bond quite so strong as the one that is formed when you raise a dog from his first few weeks of life until the later years of his life. The relationship is built on the basis of love, companionship and loyalty that cannot always be found in other humans. That is why, when it comes to the ...

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