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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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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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Our New Criticalist Has Arrived!

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CVETS is excited to announce that our new Criticalist, Dr. Rachel Pabon DVM, DACVECC, has arrived! Dr. Pabon is the only board-certified Criticalist in the Columbia area, so we are very grateful to have her. A Veterinary Criticalist is someone who specializes in life-threatening cases that may arise from trauma or illness. Having a Criticalist will help further elevate the…

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Pests That Can Hurt Your Pets

By Pet Care

Just like people, pets can become sick in a variety of ways, including from pests. Your pets can contract illnesses from pests that carry bacteria, parasites, and viruses. So, let’s discuss some of these harmful pests that can hurt your pets and what you can do about them. Fleas Fleas like warm temperatures with relatively high humidity, making them perfect…

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October Is National Animal Safety and Protection Month

By Pet Care

The power of human connection is one of the biggest tools we have to fight health and safety issues. That’s why awareness days, weeks, and months have so much significance. They rally us around a cause and help to spread knowledge and support. But, there’s a big list of other awareness events that pass quietly every year without much notice. However,…

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Learn to Recognize the Signs of Aging in Pets

By Pet Care, Pet Health

Pets are living longer than ever due to preventative care and overall improved attention to health and wellbeing. Still, there are age-related issues that can come up and that you, as an owner, need to be aware of. Be cognizant and prepared for the following conditions and compromises that can come as your pet gets older.   Some signs that…

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