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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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What’s your pet’s psychological age?

What’s your pet’s psychological age?
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.

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Infectious Hepatitis in Dogs

Infectious Hepatitis in Dogs
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.

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs
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.

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

 Pancreatitis in Dogs
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.

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