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Small Spaces, Small Children, Small Pet?

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Is your child ready for the responsibility of a pet? Even if your kids are small, you can still foster care and compassion for family pets. Worried that your space might be too small? There are many different pets that thrive well in these living situations. Small home? Small kids? Here are some suggestions for the perfect pet: Cats When…

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CVETS Summertime Safety for Pets

Summertime Safety for Pets

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Summer is a wonderful time to take a break from work and enjoy the outdoors with your fun-loving canine friend. However, summer can be hazardous for several kinds of pets. Danger can come from high temperatures, playtime in the water, violent storms, and loud bangs from fireworks. During the hot season, you need to pay attention to summertime safety for pets. Stay…

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CVETS How to Prepare Your Petsitter

How to Prepare Your Pet Sitter

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You know that you can’t smuggle your pet into your luggage and take him along on every trip. There are times when you have to leave your pet in the care of a pet sitter. You might be relying on a family member or a friend or hiring someone who does pet sitting part-time. Whomever you choose, here’s what to do…

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7 Benefits of a Pet in the Family

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Families with children are the most likely demographic to own a pet – or two, or more. The benefits of a pet for children are many, including the opportunity to learn the following seven valuable life lessons. Responsibility: A pet needs a lot of attention. It has to be provided with food and fresh water every day. Depending on the…

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first vet visit

Poor Puppy: First Vet Visit

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If you are a new pet parent, don’t forget about the importance of the first vet visit to give your new furry family member a clean bill of health. Also, this provides a key opportunity to foster a solid relationship with a veterinary provider that could potentially provide care for your pet across the lifespan. This continuity of care can…

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Summer with dogs

The Dog Days of Summer: Have Fun with your Pet

By Pet Care

Make this a season to remember with some ideas for summer fun that involve your pet, particularly if you have a dog. Imagine the life of your pet: do they experience much fun? Take time to consider fun for pets when the weather gets warm and the days are long. Got a dog? Get out and have some fun this…

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heartworm prevention

Heartworm Prevention for Dogs

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A dog can only get heartworms from the bite of a mosquito infected with the heartworm larvae. Once a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes approximately seven months for the larvae to develop into adult heartworms. One matured, the heartworms take up residence in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels and begin to reproduce. An adult…

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warmer weather

Get your furry friends ready for warmer weather

By Pet Care

With warm weather coming, pet owners should prepare for the season. Pets, like dogs, require special care during spring and summer due to the heat and seasonal activities that could present hazards and risks for pets. Make sure that your pet is prepared and ready to make the most of the season ahead; see your veterinarian in the Columbia area…

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Six Tips for Preparing for Pet Loss

Six Tips for Preparing for Pet Loss

By Pet Care, Pet Emergency, Pet Health

Our cherished pets are a constant source of unconditional love, companionship, and entertainment. However, there’s a big price to pay for such joy – our pets’ life spans are generally much shorter than ours. Dying is not something we like to talk about, and we find it hard to face the idea that our beloved pets won’t be around forever. To…

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giving your pets medicine

Giving Meds to Your Dog: 6 Tips to Help You

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We all know the refrain a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but Mary Poppins may never have tried giving pills to a dog! Giving meds to your canine companion can pose a bit of a challenge, so here are 6 tips to help make the process easier for both you and your pet.  Wrap the Pill in…

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