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5 Senior-Friendly Pets

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Scientific research has helped support the idea that pets are good for overall physical and emotional well-being by encouraging frequent exercise and helping reduce depression and anxiety. For home-bound seniors who feel lonely or isolated, having a companion at all times may be just the medicine they need. Some pets require more exercise and are costly, while others are low-maintenance ...

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Traveling With a Sick Pet

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For many Americans, the holiday season means travel, visiting family and friends and occasionally bringing our furry family members along for the ride. Traveling with a pet already creates additional responsibilities, but what if your pet is ill? Is traveling with a sick pet safe? Are there limitations you should consider? Unfortunately, some of our canine and feline companions have ...

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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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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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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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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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Symptoms and Treatment Options for Dogs with Seizures

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It was late one summer evening and just about time for bed. As the children headed upstairs for the night, they heard their mom downstairs start to panic. Their miniature schnauzer, Duncan, who was always happy, energetic and full of life, was now writhing on the floor, convulsing and foaming at the mouth. When he finally stood up, he ran ...

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