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?
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?
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.
July 20, 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.
January 26, 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.
March 13, 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.
November 18, 2016
Pancreatitis. Yes, it sounds scary, but depending on when your dog gets veterinary treatment and the severity of the disease, it can often be treatable. That’s why it’s important for all dog owners to understand the signs of pancreatitis.