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Intestinal Parasites: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 14

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine By: Dr. Amanda Thomas Even though hurricane [Florence] is over, we are still in hurricane season along the Grand Strand–at least through the end of November… I know we are all hoping for dry, comfortable weather in the weeks and months ahead, but the perils associated with all of…

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Drug Toxicity: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 13

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine By:  Dr. Amanda Thomas Recently I was reading a comment that a colleague of mine wrote on his veterinary website intended to reach his client base with an unusual message. It was a request for his clients to be honest with their veterinarian when asked if their pet has…

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Choosing a Veterinarian: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 12

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine By: Dr. Amanda Thomas Pet owners ask me all the time about pets, their pet’s health conditions, disease processes and other medical and surgical related topics. They are surprised to find that most of the diseases we diagnose and treat in veterinary medicine are the same as those they…

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Choosing a Pet: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 11

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine Dr. Amanda Thomas Let’s consider why people choose the pets they do, and what some of the recommendations are for picking the “right” pet for your family. Whether it will be a dog, a cat, a rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, reptile or bird, you should know as much as…

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Animal Trust: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 10

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine Dr. Amanda Thomas Do you know what an Animal Trust is? I wasn’t sure about this either, but I looked into it further when a client of mine recently asked me if I would consider taking care of her pets in the event of her death… And this wasn’t…

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Summertime Safety 2: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 9

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine By: Dr. Amanda Thomas Summertime in Myrtle Beach is finally here, and all of us are excited to be enjoying outdoor activities and this marvelous weather; and so are our pets. The hot temperatures can bring dangers to our dogs and cats that we weren’t aware of, or have…

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Lyme Disease: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 8

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine Dr. Amanda Thomas Lyme Disease is a condition we discuss often in the veterinary clinic as part of a pet’s annual vaccination appointment and Heartworm testing. Humans as well as dogs and cats can be afflicted with this disease. You may know someone, or someone’s dog that has been…

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Pet Travel Tips: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 7

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine From: Dr. Amanda Thomas I know how happy everyone must be that summer in Myrtle Beach has arrived and the wet, soggy weather is finally behind us!!! Summer plans for many of you will include traveling with your pets, so in this issue I will offer up some good…

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Dog Park Safety: Healthy Pet/Happy Pet 6

By: Dr. Amanda Thomas I hope your summer is off to an exciting and healthy start! Most of you are getting outdoors with your pets, taking advantage of our great weather by going to the local dog parks and to many of the dog friendly areas in our community. Let’s make sure it’s a fun,…

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Coughing Dogs: Healthy Pet/ Happy Pet 5

Article Series for Dunes Living Magazine Dr. Amanda Thomas Why is my dog COUGHING? We see a lot of coughing dogs in the veterinary clinic. It is a common clinical sign of an underlying problem and a very good reason for pet owners to seek medical attention for their pet (cats too). It’s not easy…

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