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Raw Food Diets: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet Jan2020

Over the past several decades, hundreds if not thousands of scientific studies have been performed to determine the safety of the foods we eat and those we feed our companion animals. The results of these studies establish food standards for the health of both humans and animals. Ongoing research helps us maintain food safety standards…

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We’re Expanding!

We are excited to announce that the Veterinary Clinic of Myrtle Beach will be expanding in the next year to increase the amount of workspace and animal spaces in our existing hospital. We have been faced with challenges over the last 2 years in keeping up with client and patient needs for our services; Medical,…

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Is this an Emergency?

Healthy Pet/Happy Pet Dr. Amanda Thomas Sometimes a pet owner isn’t quite sure what constitutes an emergency when they see something is wrong with their pet – whether it is a dog, a cat or a small mammal like a pocket pet. Here are some symptoms that should prompt you to take your pet to…

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The Dog Flu (Canine Influenza Virus)

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine – August 2019 Dr. Amanda Thomas   There are 2 different strains of the “Dog Flu” or CIV in the United States. They are the CIV H3N2 and CIV H3N8 strains. They are both highly contagious and cause serious respiratory infections in dogs that can lead to pneumonia and…

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Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine – July 2019 Dr. Amanda Thomas With the New Year now in full swing, many of us find ourselves responsible for another family member, like a newly adopted shelter pet or a found kitten. We support the American Veterinary Medical Association’s comments on how to be a responsible pet…

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Microchip Identification for Your Pet

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine – June 2019 Dr. Amanda Thomas One of the most important things you can do for your pets is to provide them with proper identification should they ever become lost or separated from you for any reason. Your pet is a member of your family, and like a small…

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Joint Health: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 18

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine By: Dr. Amanda Thomas Arthritis is as common and debilitating a disease in dogs and cats as it is in humans. Just like in humans, it causes a decrease in joint mobility and function, an increase in inflammation and in most cases severe pain and discomfort. Arthritis is diagnosed…

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Grief: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 17

By: Dr. Amanda Thomas As a veterinarian and a caregiver to both people and pets, we often experience one of the most difficult situations a person can go through – the loss and the grief over a pet that has been a significant, long term companion and friend. We have learned about and understand the…

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What Constitutes an Emergency: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 16

By: Dr. Amanda Thomas When a family member is ill or injured, it can quickly become a frightening situation. When your pet is sick it can be even more difficult to determine the severity of the situation because your pet can’t tell you what’s happening. In order to determine whether or not an animal is…

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Ear Infections 101: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 15

By: Dr. Amanda Thomas One thing I know for sure, after almost 2 decades in small animal clinical practice, is that owners who have pets that suffer from EAR INFECTIONS dread coming back to the veterinary clinic time and time again for (yet) another round of medical treatment. They become very familiar with the veterinary…

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