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6 Most Common Pet Emergencies

By Pet Emergency

As a pet owner, your pet’s well-being is naturally of top importance. You spend time caring for your pet, providing them with what they need, and enjoying quality moments with them. Part of caring for your beloved pet is knowing what to do in case of an emergency. Learn about some of the most common pet emergencies that call for…

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Common Signs Your Pet Ingested a Foreign Object

By Pet Emergency

As a pet owner, you’ve likely returned home at some point to find signs that your pet was mischievous while you were away – tipped-over trash cash, an open cabinet door, or a bite-size chunk or two missing from your favorite house plant. So, you put on your investigator hat and do your best to assess the clues and recreate…

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Signs Your Pet Is Having a Seizure

By Pet Emergency

Seizures can be common among humans — and dogs, too. Wondering if your pet is having a seizure? There are signs, but it may help to know if your pet has a predisposition for seizure activity. While it is still possible for pets to have a one-time, unanticipated seizure, there are also some things that owners can do to assist their…

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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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8 Signs Your Pet Might Be Depressed

By Pet Behavior, Pet Health

Are you noticing that your pet seems a bit “down” lately? If so, you might be asking yourself if pets can get depression. Well, just like humans, animals experience a wide range of emotions, including depression. However, unlike a human, your pet can’t tell you in words if something is wrong. So keep an eye out for the following eight telltale…

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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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