Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

How to Hike Safely with Senior Dogs

Written on October 12th 2018.

Fall is right around the corner, and for many of us, it’s a favorite time of year to get outside. In South Carolina, fall is arguably the best time of year to go on hikes, as you can enjoy warm, clear days without the misery of summer’s humidity. Your dogs are likely also excited about fall hikes, w… read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues | Prevention Health

Support Dog Makes Dentist Visit Great

Written on September 28th 2018.

It may come as no surprise to hear that not every kid enjoys going to the dentist. And while dentists’ offices often go through a lot of effort to make their office feel fun and welcoming to children, it can still be a place that causes anxiety and even fear in some children.

Dr. Merri and Chris'… read more

Posted in Pet Behavior


Dog and Snake Safety

Written on August 15th 2018.

If you’ve spent any time outdoors in South Carolina, odds are you’ve come across a snake or two. And while snakes cause many of us to freak out, in reality, most snakes are harmless and will do their best to stay away from your dogs and out of your way. That said, it’s important for dog owners to kn… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

What’s your pet’s psychological age?

Written on July 20th 2018.

How old are you in “dog years?” It seems like someone decided that the magic formula for understanding how dogs age is to multiply human years by 7. But it turns out this is an oversimplification of how dogs actually age, and what they are like at certain ages. And what about cats?

Chronological … read more

Posted in Pet Health Issues

Keep Dogs Safe this July 4th

Written on July 2nd 2018.

Your dog hates America. Well OK, maybe that’s taking it a little too far. But odds are, your dog hates celebrating America – that is, most dogs really don’t like July 4th celebrations. The loud firecrackers and crowded outdoor celebrations cause many dogs to run for shelter – and this leads to an in… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

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