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Do Pets Help Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

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An alarmingly high number of people both in the U.S. and abroad suffer from anxiety and depression. While dealing with these can be dreadfully difficult, did you know pets can help? Study after study has shown that pets help improve both mental and physical health in a plethora of ways. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress, or you ...

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Should You Shave Your Dog for the Summer?

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In the summer, we humans like to shed as many clothes as possible to cool down. Is the same true for your dog? When the hot, South Carolina sun starts beating down, what are the best ways to cool off your pet? Is shaving the way to go? Debating About Shaving? You Might Want to Hold Off… While it may ...

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Preventing Cat Litter Tracking

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Have you ever been walking around the house and found little tiny grains of cat litter – or worse – sticking to your feet? If so, you’re not alone. While cats are overall clean animals that spend much of their time cleaning themselves and grooming, sometimes they still track cat litter around your clean home, which can be frustrating for ...

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Is a Grain-Free Diet Safe for Your Cat?

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Whether a result of celiac disease, an effort to stay healthy or just the desire to cut out gluten, many people have started the gluten-free diet. It’s a popular trend among people, but it has recently been gaining popularity among pet cats as well. If you’ve heard of it, you may be wondering if either a grain-free or gluten-free diet ...

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South Carolina May Ban Animal Cruelty Offenders From Adopting Pets

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In recent weeks, South Carolina lawmakers have been taking proactive steps to defend and ensure the proper treatment of animals. Previously, we wrote about the state’s proposal to crack down on puppy mills and tighten regulations. Around the same time, two South Carolina lawmakers proposed additional bills that would limit or completely restrict an animal cruelty offender’s ability to adopt pets. ...

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From Fat to Fit: Obesity in Cats

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Unfortunately, obesity in cats is a significantly documented problem, particularly as of late. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50 percent of pet cats were deemed to be either overweight or obese in 2011. While these statistics may be alarming, perhaps even more alarming are the additional health complications that can be caused by obesity. Veterinarians warn ...

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Finding a New Home for Your Pet

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This is something we don’t often like to think about, but in certain cases, it does become necessary for a pet owner to find a different home for his or her furry friend. It may be that the owner is aging and is no longer able to care for Scruffy anymore. Perhaps Fido has developed major behavioral and aggression issues ...

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Caring For an Aging Cat

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Caring for an aging cat can sometimes throw curveballs, even to long-time cat owners. Senior cats are more susceptible to diseases and health conditions, which at times can be difficult to navigate. If you are also a canine owner and need tips on caring for an aging dog, feel free to check out our post on How To Care for ...

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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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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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