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

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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

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Infectious Hepatitis in Dogs

Written on January 26th 2018.

Hepatitis means an inflammation of the liver. In pets, as in humans, the liver is an essential organ in the body. It helps digest and metabolize food, and clears the body of toxins. The liver also produces bile, which is necessary for digestion.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH) is a type of hepa… read more

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Sarcoptic Mange: Save Your Dog’s Skin from Scabies

Written on June 13th 2017.

It sounds troubling, like something out of a gritty movie about the bad part of town: a dog walks by with mange, looking ragged, uncared-for and angry. Well, you’d be angry and ragged too if tiny mites caused you to lose your hair and itch severely. Thankfully, mange is not as scary as you may have … read more

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

Written on March 13th 2017.

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease carried by ticks that can affect dogs and humans. Despite its name, you don’t have to live in the Rockies to risk exposure – the ticks that carry it are found along the East Coast and in the Midwest and Plains regions.

How is the disease spread?

The fe… read more

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