Category Archives: General Health

Holiday Plant Hazards

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The holidays are full of food, fun, and family. They also present a few hazards for our animal companions! Read on to find out more about keeping your pet safe from plant hazards during the holiday season. The Tree If you’ve set up a holiday tree in your home this year, it’s important to be … Continue reading »

Keeping Your Dog Safe from Ticks

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Summer is associated with many wonderful things, such as camping, grilling, swimming, and barbeques. Unfortunately, it’s also a peak time for ticks. These disgusting parasites are not just a nuisance for your beloved pet. They can carry dangerous diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In this article, a local Greer, SC … Continue reading »

Canine Obesity

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Is your dog starting to get a bit chubby? If so, Fido is in good company: by some estimates, well over half of our canine friends are overweight or obese! While we can’t deny that pudgy pets are cute, your furry pal will be much healthier if he is at or near his ideal weight. … Continue reading »

5 Reasons to Play with Fido Every Day

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Does your dog sometimes run up to you, carrying his favorite toy and wagging that cute tail? Man’s Best Friend can be very playful. It’s hard not to smile at the sight of our canine buddies joyfully running after a stick or ball, or jumping for a Frisbee. Playing is actually great for dogs! Read … Continue reading »

Holiday Foods That Are Safe for Dogs

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Are you ready for the holidays? We are! That delicious holiday food is a traditional part of seasonal festivities, and is definitely something to look forward to enjoying with friends and family members. Fido is family too, and will definitely take note of all those yummy dishes. It’s only natural to want to include your … Continue reading »

5 Key Kitten Care Tips

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Have you recently adopted a kitten? Congratulations! We love watching kittens grow from tiny balls of fur into happy, healthy adult cats. Fluffy’s kittenhood is a crucial time in both her physical and mental development. In order to keep your little furball happy and healthy, and help her grow into a friendly, well-behaved adult, you’ve … Continue reading »

What to Do If Your Dog Is Injured

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Would you know what to do if your canine friend was ever injured? We truly hope this never happens to any of our clients, but we do want you to be prepared in case of an emergency. While a serious injury will of course require immediate veterinary care, you may have to provide some first … Continue reading »

Your Dog Might Love These Challenging Sports

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Your retriever mix Apollo is chomping at the bit for a new challenge. This clever four-year-old canine enjoys his dog park runs and neighborhood walks, but he’s clearly ready to launch his mind and body into something different. Fortunately, you’ve read about several increasingly popular canine sports your energetic pooch might enjoy. Before you sign … Continue reading »

A Good Life-Stage Diet Can Help Your Cat Thrive

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Your newly adopted kitten Lexie has just become a spoiled-rotten cat. This fortunate feline will enjoy several beds, lots of toys, and a rhinestone collar. First, however, she’ll receive a complete new patient exam from your Greer vet. The vet will also prescribe a tasty kitten-focused diet that meets Lexie’s needs. When she becomes an … Continue reading »