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A lab dog with a leg bone injury at the vet for orthopedic surgery.

How to Know Your Pet Needs Orthopedic Surgery

By Pet Care

Just like humans, our furry companions can occasionally experience issues with their bones, joints, and muscles that may require surgical intervention to provide relief and improve their quality of life. Explore some signs and symptoms that may indicate your pet needs orthopedic surgery. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to consult with a veterinary professional promptly…

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Tips for Protecting Your Pets from Parasites  

By Pet Care

A big part of protecting your pets includes keeping them safe from internal parasites, like heartworms, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, Giardia, and coccidia. Neglecting to treat parasites can threaten your pet’s life, and at the very least, cause them to suffer.   Use the following tips to protect your pet from parasites:   Visit your Veterinarian  Request a regular fecal check at your pet’s next wellness…

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Is It Safe for Dogs to Eat Bones?  

By Pet Care

It seems natural and normal to give your canine companion a bone- but are all bones healthy for dogs and puppies? Real meat bones can provide a slew of nutrients and minerals that your pet needs, plus it can help keep your dog’s teeth free from tartar and plaque. Additionally, chewing is good for dogs as it contributes to good…

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Learn About the CVETS Orthopedic Center

By Pet Care, Uncategorized
Orthopedic surgeries are an important aspect of veterinary medicine, particularly for pets suffering from joint and bone problems. At the CVETS Orthopedic Center in Columbia, South Carolina, orthopedic surgeries are performed by our team of board-certified veterinary surgeons using the latest technology and techniques. Our team of doctors includes CVETS Founder and Veterinary Surgeon, Dr. Mike Schlicksup, Dr. Collin Wolff,...
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By Pet Care

While the winters in the Carolinas are not that extreme, it certainly can get very chilly. Cold pets are a problem in any climate- particularly due to the myth that the animal’s fur can keep them warm in any kind of weather. Even if you live someplace warm, heed some prudent advice surrounding your pets this winter.  Consider these cold-weather tips to…

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Warm Dog Clothes: Do They Really Help With the Cold?

By Pet Care

It’s common to see dogs parading around in coats, sweaters, and even booties in the cold months. But, does dressing up your dog in a fancy piece of clothing actually help keep him warm, or is it more of a fashion faux paw? If you are thinking of putting your pooch in a parka, let’s take a look at whether warm…

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Old Dog, Meet New Puppy!

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

There are few experiences that can compare with bringing home a new puppy, but it is important to consider other pets in the home at the same time. If you currently have a dog- particularly if you have a senior dog in the home, there are some ways to make the transition gently, and to foster a rapport rather than a…

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Winter Fun with Pets

By Pet Care

If you live in a region with wintry weather, it may seem like the time of year that is best spent inside with your dogs or cats. The truth is, there are lots of ways to have fun in winter with your pet. Even in the milder seasons of the Carolinas, the change in weather can be a welcome treat that opens-up…

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How to Prepare Your Pets for Winter

By Pet Care

Cooler weather is on the horizon again. If we share our lives with animal friends, we must attend to “winterizing” our pets as well as our houses and vehicles. Winter months and the hectic holiday season can pose certain health and safety risks to pets. Help prepare your pets for winter by following these tips. Don’t Expose Your Dog to…

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