Blog by Animal Clinic of Woodruff

What’s your pet’s psychological age?

Written on July 20th 2018.
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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

Prevent Dogs from Overheating this Summer

Written on June 19th 2018.

Spartanburg has four beautiful seasons, and most of us love enjoying the best of each one. In summer, our many hiking trails and extra vacation time call us outdoors, but it’s important to keep everyone safe from one of the downsides of summer: the heat and humidity. As good pet parents, you need to… read more

Posted in Prevention Health

It’s Tick Season: All Dogs Need Protection

Written on June 6th 2018.

With the warm temperatures we’re now experiencing in South Carolina, there’s a higher likelihood of getting tick bites. But some pet parents may think they’re dogs aren’t in danger – because they live inside or rarely leave the city. But even the most “city dog” goes in the grass sometimes – meaning… read more

Posted in Vaccinations

When to Worry (or Not) after Vaccinations

Written on May 11th 2018.

Vaccines are a critical part of basic pet care. They prevent disease, costly medical bills, and pet death. They reduce the spread of disease between pets and humans. And in most places, certain vaccines are required for proper pet ownership. But as with any medication, there can be side effects and … read more

Posted in Vaccinations

10 Steps for Successful Vet Visits

Written on April 26th 2018.

Visiting the veterinarian can be stressful for both pets and their people. From navigating crates and car rides to sitting in waiting rooms and on the examination table, there are plenty of places where problems can come up. So we’ve come up with a list of steps, inspired by the American Veterinary … read more

Posted in Pet Behavior

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