A microchip is a small device implanted under your pet’s skin that stores an ID number. This number helps reunite you with your pet if you’re ever separated. Some people choose not to get microchips because they think, “My pet is not the type to run away.”
It may be February, but the cold weather season is not yet over for Upstate South Carolina. As we look at another month or two of cold temperatures, ice and possibly snow, it’s important to know some tips to keep your pets healthy and happy in winter weather.
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.
You may have heard a news report recently about a rabid bat killing a person. Or the warning to avoid parts of Atlanta due to a rabid cat. It can sometimes feel like people are making a big deal over a weird, rare disease. Is rabies worth all this hype and concern?
On October 12, it was reported that 10 people in Puerto Rico have suspected cases of Leptospirosis. Smart dog owners might recognize this disease as one of their dogs are vaccinated against. So why are human cases being reported?