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Removing Ticks From Your Pet

There has been something of a tick explosion in recent years. Unfortunately, the ticks themselves aren’t exploding. However, their numbers certainly have been blowing up. Ticks are technically arachnids, but, unlike most spiders, they are anything but beneficial. They can carry several dangerous diseases, such…


Celebrating Rescue Cat Day With Fluffy

Rescue Cat Day is tomorrow, March 2nd. Quite a few of our feline patients were rescued from shelters. Some were saved directly from the streets! If your furball was a rescue, then this is a great chance to do something special for her. Fluffy definitely…


Understanding Cats’ Body Language

Kitties are quite purrplexing little furballs. Fluffy may be loving and cuddly one minute, and then morph into a hissing ball of feline rage the next. However, they do communicate their emotions more than you may realize, especially through body language. A Carolina Forest, SC…


Canine Flu

Did you know that your canine companion can get the flu? In fact, there’s an outbreak going on now. Fido’s version, canine influenza virus (CIV)–also often called the dog flu—is an influenza A virus. There are several strains, but the two that are most common…


Blepping In Cats

Have you ever spotted your cat just sitting there with her tongue sticking out? This is officially called blepping, and is definitely adorable to see. Of course, given how complex and unique our feline pals are, you may be wondering if this is a sign…


Fluffy’s Year In Review 

Happy New Year! As we say goodbye to 2022, many people will be looking back over the last 12 months, and ruminating on various high and low points. Actually, our feline pals also have a few things worth recapping. A local vet lists some of…


Choosing Safe Dog Toys

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month. This is definitely a very timely topic for us, as so many of our furry patients will be getting a lot of new playthings in their stockings this month. However, while one would hope that products made for…


The Bernese Mountain Dog

Did you know December 11th is International Mountain Day?Many of our canine friends originated in mountain environments! However, when it comes to mountain dogs, one breed stands head and shoulders above the rest … literally. The Bernese Mountain Dog is a very good boy ……


Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

Feline hyperesthesia syndrome—which is also sometimes called twitchy cat disease—is a rather unique issue that we occasionally see in kitties. This condition is characterized by hypersensitivity of the skin, usually on Fluffy’s back. A local veterinarian offers some information in this article.  Causes There are…


Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and eat lots of food, but it’s important to keep your dog safe during the holiday. Read on as a local vet offers some tips on keeping your dog safe during Thanksgiving. Doggie Dangers Pet owners…

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