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How To Keep Your Dog Active During a COVID-19 Quarantine

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With COVID-19 wreaking havoc globally and nationally, the everyday lives of Americans are being adjusted at a rapid, ever-changing pace. According to The New York Times, as of March 24, roughly 17 states, 14 counties and eight cities have been instructed to stay at home. While this can cause widespread distress and anxiety, your pet may be feeling a similar ...

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Is South Carolina’s Sago Palm Plant Poisonous to Pets?

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Sago Palm plants are commonly used to liven up the landscape or decorate the indoors. Originally from Japan, their popularity has spread across the U.S., particularly in South Carolina and warm, southern climates. Despite their widespread acceptance into homes across the nation, the beautiful palms can wreak serious havoc. Every single part of the Sago Palm is highly toxic if ...

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Protecting Your Pup From the Dog Flu

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‘Tis the season for colds, stomach bugs and the dreaded influenza. Annually, many Americans make it a priority to go out and get their flu shot. If you fall into this category, have you ever considered getting a flu shot for your dog? Can your canine companion even get the flu? You may be surprised to learn that he can, ...

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Are Essential Oils Safe for Pets?

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Are essential oils safe for pets? We may be instinctively tempted to think they are, as these natural products are used to help relieve conditions such as anxiety and other common ailments. And if they’re safe for humans, they’re safe for our pets, right? Not always. The American Kennel Club urges us to remember that “natural” doesn’t always mean “safe” ...

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Five Exotic Pets That Are Great for Apartments

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Living in an apartment doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a friendly, forever pet. Of course, some apartments have restrictions on how many pets you can house and how much they weigh, but there are still plenty of options that would allow for all sorts of pet friends to live with you. If you like exotic pets, have no fear. ...

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Does Your Dog Get the Zoomies?

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Does your dog have the zoomies? If at any point you’ve seen your pooch suddenly and unforgivingly start running around and chasing his tail or jumping from one couch to the next, charging ahead at full speed with the wind through his hair and the world behind him, then it’s very likely you’ve just witnessed an episode of the zoomies. ...

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Dog Owners: Beware of Toxic, Blue-Green Algae

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Blue-green algae, a type of toxin found in lakes and ponds, is stirring up a large cause for concern, and with good reason. Just last week, three North Carolina dogs died after swimming in a pond containing the algae. Symptoms developed within minutes. Even an emergency trip to the veterinarian was not enough to spare Harpo, Abby and Izzy’s lives. ...

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Can Dogs Eat Mushrooms?

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During spring and summer, most of our dogs love running around outside and exploring the backyard, local park or any area they can easily let loose. While the exercise is great, sometimes our pets may roam out of our sight and experience the world with their taste buds. Most of the time this is harmless, but occasionally, it can pose ...

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Are Puppy Training Classes Worth It?

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Are puppy training classes worth it? If you recently got a puppy, you may have asked yourself this exact question. A plethora of opinions exist, as well as a myriad of groups that agree and disagree. While some people believe puppy training classes are just a gimmick and training can be done at home, others boast of the socialization skills ...

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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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