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It’s Tick Season: All Dogs Need Protection

It’s Tick Season: All Dogs Need Protection
June 6, 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

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When to Worry (or Not) after Vaccinations

When to Worry (or Not) after Vaccinations
May 11, 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.

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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

 Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
April 16, 2018

This blog continues our series on vaccinations – why your pets need them, and what diseases can they prevent? Today we’ll dive into learning about Feline Leukemia Virus, or FeLV, which is mostly prevented by a vaccine given to young kittens.

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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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Protect People and Pets from Rabies

 Protect People and Pets from Rabies
December 12, 2017

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?

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Leptospirosis in Humans: Hurricanes Increase Risk

Leptospirosis in Humans: Hurricanes Increase Risk
November 2, 2017

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?

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What is Canine Distemper?

What is Canine Distemper?
October 5, 2017

Distemper may sound like a behavioral condition, but it’s actually a severe illness with no known cure. Dogs, cats and ferrets can get distemper, so it’s important to have your pets vaccinated.

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Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper

Panleukopenia: Understanding Feline Distemper
September 21, 2017

While “distemper” may sound like the way a dog person describes a cat’s personality, it’s actually the name of a highly contagious and severe illness.

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