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Can Pets Get COVID 19?

By Pet Health

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause various health problems in both people and animals. Some coronaviruses are responsible for the yearly misery of the common cold in humans, while others cause illnesses in certain animals – camels, cattle, bats. Certain coronaviruses, e.g., feline and canine coronaviruses, only infect animals and do not infect humans. So, if you have…

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7 Benefits of a Pet in the Family

By Pet Care

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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Poor Puppy: First Vet Visit

By Pet Care

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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How Does My Dog Know When I’m Going on Vacation?

By Pet Behavior

Dogs are loving and insightful animals. When you’re feeling blue, your dog will jump up on your lap and smother you with wet kisses. Your dog can sense how you are feeling, and instinctively knows that you are about to come through the front door. So, it’s not surprising that your dog also has the savvy to understand the signs…

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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 for Dogs

By Pet Care

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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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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Working at Home With Your Pet “Office Assistant”

By Pet Health

In the middle of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, many people now find themselves working from home. You may be rejoicing at working at home with your pet, but how do you focus on work when your pet is demanding your attention? Your cat might like jumping on your keyboard, sending a string of gibberish into the report you were…

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Giving Meds to Your Dog: 6 Tips to Help You

By Pet Care

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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7 Steps to Prepare for a Pet Emergency in Advance

By Pet Emergency

When it comes to a Pet Emergency, there may be no time to waste. Being prepared could be directly related to how quickly you can act when your pet is in crisis- as well as how they pull through the emergency. Seven steps that you can take to prepare for an emergency in advance are: Know your vet’s number. Plug…

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COVID-19 FAQ for Veterinarians

By CVETS News

What veterinarians need to know Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are on high alert due to COVID-19, a disease that causes flu-like symptoms in people, including mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Veterinary professionals are receiving questions from their clients and their teams, and the AVMA is pleased to be…

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