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Do pets need siblings?

Do pets need siblings?
February 4, 2019

The season of Valentine’s Day often makes us reflect on the love we have in our lives. For many of us, we cherish our loving relationship with our pets. This can often lead to thoughts of increasing that love by adding another cat or dog to the home – either for your sake, or because you think your cat or dog would enjoy it. But do they? Do cats and dogs need other pets at home? And will your home be happier or crazier with another pet?

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When pets get the sniffles: Understanding cold symptoms in dogs and cats

When pets get the sniffles: Understanding cold symptoms in dogs and cats
January 29, 2019

It’s that time of year again – colds, sniffles and even the flu start taking over schools and offices. It seems like almost everyone is carrying tissues and spending a few days in bed. With such a prevalence of colds in humans during winter, it’s easy to wonder if and how such viruses pass to our pets. Can dogs and cats catch a cold?

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How (and why) to get in shape with your dog this year.

How (and why) to get in shape with your dog this year.
January 9, 2019

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape? If so – and if you’ve got a dog at home – you’re in luck. Getting in shape along with your dog is not only a good idea for both of you, but it’s easier and more fun to do together.

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Cat vs. Christmas Tree

Cat vs. Christmas Tree
December 17, 2018

If you have a curious cat and you’ve tried to set up a Christmas tree, you’ve likely realized that those two don’t mix.

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Do Pets Make Good Presents?

Do Pets Make Good Presents?
December 4, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about gifts and giving, about finding the perfect thing to show your loved ones how much you care. For many people, this is the time when they discuss getting a pet. What could be more adorable than a child unwrapping a box and having a kitten pop out? And wouldn’t your significant other light up to find a puppy wearing a bow under the tree?

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How to Care for Long Cat Hair

How to Care for Long Cat Hair
November 8, 2018

Long-haired cats are handsome, elegant, and wonderful to pet. For all the beauty that long, luxurious hair offers, it also requires upkeep and can lead to problems. Do you know how best to care for your long-haired cat?

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Healthy Paws: Home Paw Care for Cats and Dogs

Healthy Paws: Home Paw Care for Cats and Dogs
October 29, 2018

Like you, your pets are on their feet most of the day. And like you, that means their feet need some TLC. And while you might spoil yourself with a pedicure or a massage, you know that the simplest way to keep your feet happy and healthy is to keep nails trimmed and feet clean. So what are you doing to help with the basics of pet paw care? Your cats and dogs also need trim nails and clean paws (and will also appreciate a little spoiling of paw care). So how can you do this care at home?

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How to Hike Safely with Senior Dogs

How to Hike Safely with Senior Dogs
October 12, 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, whether it’s their first time out or they’ve been your hiking buddy for decades. For these older dogs, though, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind when hiking this fall.

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