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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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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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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

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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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Get your furry friends ready for warmer weather

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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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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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Thinking about a Ferret as a pet?

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Ferrets make fantastic pets for the right household. These are particularly great companions for smaller dwellings or homes, but make sure that you have space for a cage to contain your new pet. The cage should be safe, secure, and measure at least 3’ wide x 2’ high to contain a growing ferret. Thinking about a Ferret as a pet?…

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Can I get Insurance for My Pets?

By Pet Care

It makes sense to consider insuring family members against health emergencies, but what about pets? Pet Insurance is an excellent buffer for crises, emergency care, and accidental injuries that can afflict dogs and cats during their lifetime. Pet health insurance typically helps cover the veterinary bill, ensuring your pet gets prompt, quality care quickly. Consider these common questions related to…

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How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

By Pet Behavior

Is your Dog Depressed? How can you tell? There are some sure signs and symptoms of depression, which is quite common with household changes, adjustments, transitions, or losses, such as the passing of a primary human or a move. Many of the symptoms are parallel with what you would see in a person with depression. How do you tell if…

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