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307, 2017

We “Welcome” Fletcher to the Family

By | July 3rd, 2017|

First of all I want to say that I, Sir Frederick, the CEO of The Pet Doctor thank you for attending this press conference that I’m holding in regards to the photos leaked to the media by certain members of my core staff. Punishments will be doled out as I see fit. But to get ahead of the media explosion that is now being called by our shareholders the “Fletcher Effect”, we’d like to say “Welcome” to the family. As a good, loyal, and amazingly handsome and divine big brother I’ll take young Fletcher under my wing and [...]

2906, 2017

***ALERT*** Canine Influenza and the Bivalent Vaccine

By | June 29th, 2017|

Hey guys, Sir Frederick is here with another Fabulous Frederick Finding! It’s a serious one guys, a virus that has been affecting the canine community recently. I’m talking about the Canine Influenza (CI), It’s the highly contagious viral infection that has been affecting dogs and also cats in some cases. The Facts on The Beast Influenza viruses belong to the family Othomyxviridae, and Canine Influenza is a Type A influenza virus. It can be further identified based on the composition of two specific proteins in the lipid outer layer of the capsid: Hemagglutinin (HA) and Neuraminidase [...]

1106, 2017

July Special: Boarding Packages

By | June 11th, 2017|

Hey guys It’s that time again! Yup you guessed it we’re running a special for our Doggie Daycare and Boarding Facility! Its time you booked your stay with us and we have packages that makes it easier than ever! For the Month of July: 10 Day Packages: Book a 10 day overnight stay and you will get 3 nights free! Or Book a 10 Days of Daycare package and get 3 days free! 14 Day Packages: Book a 14 Day Overnight stay and get 3 nights free! Or Book a 14 Days of Daycare package and get 3 [...]

2904, 2017

Protect Your Loved Ones From Ticks!

By | April 29th, 2017|

Hey world! The handsome Spokesperson of The Pet Doctor here, Sir Frederick, and I have to step in and drop some knowledge about flea and tick prevention. I know the next post was to be about allergies, but with all the news of Tick borne diseases on the rise I have to make sure that all my friends and family are safe! Just like the name implies Tick Borne diseases are disease that you or your pet can get from a tick’s bite. Ticks are small arachnid ectoparasites that feed on the blood other mammals, reptiles [...]

1704, 2017

Acchooo! It’s Allergy Season!

By | April 17th, 2017|

ACHOOOOO!!!! Sorry guys and gals, the blog has been dry because of allergies galore! That’s right ladies and gentlemen Allergy season is upon us and wreaking havoc among our communities and dog parks. I, the gallant Sir Frederick, shall enlighten you from the pollen induced fog with some info on Allergies in animals. There are a plethora of symptoms that you need to look for that are both obvious and not so obvious in your pet when they are being accosted by allergies. Symptoms: Increased scratching Itchy, red, moist or scabbed skin Itchy, runny eyes Itchy [...]

3001, 2017

American Heart Month

By | January 30th, 2017|

Hey guys did you know that February is American Heart Month? What better time than the month of love to raise awareness about heart health? Well the same can be said about pet health. We’re going to bring you some facts about Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in dogs. Congestive Heart Failure can be congenital, meaning your pet was born with heart defects. Things like old age, infection, and injury can make the condition worse. Also, as with humans diet and exercise play are a factor in heart health. Symptoms: Coughing (More than usual, during exercise or [...]

801, 2017

New Year, New Exercise Routine

By | January 8th, 2017|

It’s the New Year, which means it’s time to focus on starting trends that will last throughout the New Year. I’m sure you know that this is the time that people choose to start their fitness journey towards better health. Well the same thing can happen for your favorite furry family member. A good physical fitness routine will help prolong your pet’s health and stave off illness and future aches and pains. Here are some tips for adding exercise to your pet’s life. Let Your Pup Take The Lead                 You walk your dog multiple times [...]

101, 2017

Happy New Year: Heartworm and Flea Prevention

By | January 1st, 2017|

First and foremost The Pet Doctor and its staff wish you a Happy New Year! With the new year comes the start of new life long habits. The habits we’re speaking of are starting and staying on monthly flea and heartworm preventatives for your dogs and cats. Flea Preventative: Flea prevention comes in many forms varying from Collars such as the Bayer Seresto collar, a topical product such as K9 Advantix, or an edible product such as Nexgard. These products have one basic function, the prevention of a flea infestation on your pet and within your [...]

1811, 2016

Pancreatitis and Giving Thanks

By | November 18th, 2016|

As our families gather to give thanks, we as pet parents need to remember that our pets can become anxious by the over load of or rapid changes that are occurring during the festivities. All the new people coming over and wanting to see the dog or cat can be a scary thing for them. If your pet isn’t the most social butterfly then maybe having them in their own private area during the festivities. Or you could have your family go slow with them and get to know your pet at their own pace. Possibly [...]

1211, 2016

Frederick’s Findings: Diabetes

By | November 12th, 2016|

Frederick here with a super important finding coming at you! It’s November so what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Obviously is booking our pet’s stay out our Doggie Daycare for your holiday festivities, but did deeper than that. The next thought is Thanksgiving right? Well even though it’s baffling I, the food connoisseur, am not talking about this food filled holiday of thoughtfulness and giving. I’m talking about the fact that November is National Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes Mellitus It effects dogs just like it can humans. Diabetes Mellitus is a diseased state by [...]

2709, 2016

World Rabies Day

By | September 27th, 2016|

World Rabies Day Annually for the past 10 years the world has been celebrating World Rabies Day. A day that came into being to promote rabies awareness and help educate the masses on this disease that has been killing more than 55,000 people every year around the world. Right here in our own united states one to two people die annually. In 2014 right here in the United States there were over 6,000 reported cases of animal rabies. This disease has been reported in every state except Hawaii, and has also everywhere around the world with [...]

2109, 2016

Sea Otter Awareness Week

By | September 21st, 2016|

Hokie here and I’ve been losing my mind over these awesome animals I’ve had the pleasure to encounter the other day. All the staff here can agree that these guys are awesome! It’s like a combination of water, dogs, cats, and awesome. I’m talking about Sea Otters! Did you guys know that it from September 18th– September 24th is Sea Otter Awareness Week. This week is always the last full week in September and it is to bring about recognition to the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem. All around the world people [...]

1409, 2016

Frederick’s Findings: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week

By | September 14th, 2016|

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week Hey guys Frederick here with another one of my findings that I want to share. Did you all know that this year, the week of September 18th through September 24th is National Deaf Dog Awareness Week? I’d never heard of it either hahahaha…. I hoped you laughed as hard as I did. I happen to think I’m quite pun-ny hahaha. But seriously this is a week dedicated to raising awareness around our deaf canine brethren so that people know more about them and possibly wouldn’t mind adopting them if need be. [...]

709, 2016

Prepare for Disasters

By | September 7th, 2016|

Disaster Preparedness Month Okay humans we need to start a serious discussion about Disaster Preparedness Month. I, Clemson, will be giving you some ideas about it since we do live in the South Eastern United States. As we all know this area is one of the most likely hit by a hurricane/tropical storm. As we all know these storm systems can dishevel lives of people and pets alike. That’s why it’s good to have a plan in place as a just in case for the worse case scenarios.   Prepare Now You should start your preparations now. Don’t be [...]

2408, 2016

Boarding Time Is Now!

By | August 24th, 2016|

*Cue Epic Voiceover music and Voice* The time has begun! Ladies, Gentlemen, Puppies and kitties, Let The Boarding begin!!!!!! *Cue amazing fanfare* Oh yes, it’s no joke and I Frederick proudly announce that our Doggie Daycare and Boarding facility is open for business! Things you need to know: You can find us here: 501 Myrtle Ridge Dr., Conway, SC 29526 and our phone number is 843-349-1333. Be sure to call us to book a spot for boarding. They are filling up fast by the way! Don’t forget to give us a call and have your pet [...]

1407, 2016

FYI: Sago Palm Toxicity

By | July 14th, 2016|

Dr. Daisy here to pass along some information that would be good great for you to know. Our friends at the Animal Emergency Hospital of The Strand have put out some information regarding Sago Palm toxicity. As you know you can’t throw a rock on The Grand Strand and not hit a Sago Palm. Check out what they had to say below for your and your pet’s benefit. Greetings and Happy Summer To All! SAGO PALM TOXICITY: Something preventable, that we treat far too often! ALL parts of this plant are toxic, including the leaves, trunk, [...]

3006, 2016

Frederick’s Findings: Things Go Boom

By | June 30th, 2016|

Frederick’s Findings #3: Things Go Boom! As the title suggests its summertime and things go boom! Apparently human beings throughout history have been fascinated with putting on a great show for people to be in awe over. Honestly, in my humble opinion they could have stopped after most food dishes were created, but that wasn’t enough for some. So not only were great works of literature and great plays were written, someone invented fireworks. To most humans this is a pleasing explosion of colors in the sky that take on many shapes and make various terrifying [...]

2306, 2016

Frederick’s Findings: Toxic Chocolate

By | June 23rd, 2016|

Frederick’s Findings #2: Chocolate Toxicity Hello all it has come to my attention here at The Pet Doctor that apparently that Chocolate Toxicity has been a growing issue in the canine community. I will be the first to admit that I’m am a food connoisseur and I love all things tasty, so I didn’t believe that something so delicious and widely loved by humans as chocolate was something toxic to my canine brethren. Naturally, I went to Dr. Daisy on the matter and she had to sit me down and educate me. I hate to say [...]

1306, 2016

Frederick’s Findings: Beat the Heat

By | June 13th, 2016|

Okay it’s time for me to take control of the Blog for a while. The cats and Dr. Daisy always get a chance to do it without even consulting me. These guys keep forgetting that I made myself CEO for some odd reason. Anyway, welcome to Frederick’s Findings! This section of the blog I’ll be bringing you the lessons I’ve found in life so you can be just as enlightened as me. Hold your applause, but all donations of food will be collected at the reception desk for these lessons. First things first, as well all [...]

3105, 2016

Adopt A Cat Month

By | May 31st, 2016|

Hey guys welcome back to the Katz Korner of our blog. It’s Hokie here, and I’m glad to say welcome to June! Welcome to summer, and finally welcome to Adopt-a-Cat month! The American Humane Association and the ASPCA have started the Adopt-a-Cat month to raise awareness on the situation that millions of shelter cats are going through. Plus with spring underway it’s “kitten season” and that means the numbers being admitted to the shelter are increasing by the thousands. The genius at The American Humane Association and the ASPCA want to alleviate that burden and get [...]

2405, 2016

Vaccination Conversation

By | May 24th, 2016|

Today in the clinic we catch out two favorite cats, Hokie and Clemson, shooting the breeze around the water bowl. There’s no telling what will come out of these guys mouths! Hokie: … and then the staff all seemed to be upset that I took their tributary lunches and ate my fill. I mean why would they present them to me on the table if they are not for me? I don’t know Clemmey I think it’s time to thin the herd and hire folk who will pay tribute to me at all times via food. Clemson: *Yawns indifferently* [...]

1905, 2016

Canine Influenza a.k.a Dog Flu

By | May 19th, 2016|

Canine influenza is more commonly known as the Dog Flu, and is a contagious respiratory disease in my dogs. This flu is caused by Type A influenza virus. The flu is caused by two different strains of the virus, the H3N8 virus and the H3N2 virus. Currently there hasn’t been a case of the virus being transmitted to a human, but we need to remember that the flu virus is constantly changing and could one day changed into one that could infect humans. That’s why organizations like the CDC are constantly researching the virus, but the Dog Flu is [...]

1105, 2016

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD)

By | May 11th, 2016|

The Pet Doctor 843-650-1555/ Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease: Is your dog protected? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—The warmer days of spring and summer offer more outdoor fun for people and dogs alike. These warmer times also offer greater opportunity for dog-to-dog contact and the spread of Bordetella bronchiseptica, one of the most common causes of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD). This highly contagious disease, also known as “kennel cough,” goes beyond the kennel. Your dog can pick up kennel cough anywhere: doggy day care, dog parks, you name it. Your dog can be infected even through just a brief contact. [...]

405, 2016

National Pet Week 2016

By | May 4th, 2016|

Dr. Daisy here with an update! Did you guys and gals know with it being May 4th, we’re right in the middle of National Pet Week! Here at The Pet Doctor that’s one of our favorite times of the year. Honestly Frederick doesn’t need another reason to elicit praise from all those around him, but the rest of the pets of the world have earned it! National Pet Week was first created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as a way to celebrate the many pets here in America. It’s always celebrated the [...]

2312, 2015

Keep Your Pets Warm This Winter

By | December 23rd, 2015|

Make sure to keep your pets warm this winter season! They are susceptible to frostbite as well as hypothermia. So here are some ideas for you to help in this fight against cold weather: Dogs: *Taking your pets out for the first time in the cold weather can be a real shock to their system, so make sure to allow them to slowly acclimate to the weather. The first time, make sure to keep them on a harness and leash and allow them to explore. Make sure to cut down on their time outside. Depending [...]

1812, 2015

Perfect Gift for Your Pet This Holiday Season

By | December 18th, 2015|

Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your four legged family members? Well look no further, we have compiled a list of 5 items for Canines, Felines and for both from our very own clinic as well some other establishments!! Dogs: Harness/Leash Set– These can be purchased at any local pet store and every canine can always use a new set! Remember that you pay for what you get. Make sure to look for durable material as well as complete comfort for your pet. Starmark Chew Toys– These offer hours of distraction and fun [...]

1112, 2015

Pets as Holiday Gifts…? May Not Be Such a Good Idea, Here’s Why

By | December 11th, 2015|

We see it time and time again, a child has asked for a new pet for this Holiday Season and someone has received that message and fulfilled it. Is it possible that that wasn’t such a good idea? Pets as a new Holiday gift can be an experience and a memory that your child will hold dear forever and ever but is it possible that it not have been the right move? A lot of people when purchasing a pet for their own children or for a niece, nephew, cousin, etc. They always have the best [...]

712, 2015

The Dangers of Holiday Foods!!!

By | December 7th, 2015|

We had put out a blog warning pet owners on Halloween candies and the dangers that come along with that particular holiday, and we put up a small disclaimer on our Facebook for this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately even after posting both of those notices we have still seen a lot of pets coming in sick because they were given something that they should not have been given. We get that pets look so pitiful when they see us eating all of that wonderful food so we feel the need to share a little with them, but believe us [...]

3010, 2015

Anxiety In Pets and What You Can Do to Help

By | October 30th, 2015|

When we had reached out some months ago to help with ideas for blog topics we had a few requests for a blog to be done on pets with anxiety. More importantly different steps that you can take to help your anxious pet. Without going into extreme detail we wanted to take the time to do an overview of things that you can do to help your pets in need. Anxiety has become more and more common and there are many different forms. There is anxiety due to fear, which could stem from something traumatic that happened in your [...]

2310, 2015

Important Halloween Reminders!!

By | October 23rd, 2015|

Halloween is a wonderful holiday that you and your pets both get to enjoy. Just remember some of the following facts to make sure that you keep your pets happy and healthy this Halloween.   ***No Chocolate*** Chocolate in any form is very dangerous for your pets. It contains both caffeine and theobromine, both of which are very toxic to your pets and can cause various different medical conditions and can in some cases prove to be fatal. Symptoms that you may see with chocolate poisoning are vomiting, diarrhea, high temperature, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, [...]

1109, 2015

Pet Responsibility

By | September 11th, 2015|

So you have decided to add a new pet to your family?? If this is your first pet, do you know all that goes into a first time pet? Today I will go over a few things to keep in mind when you are adding a new pet into your household. Although it may not cover every exact detail it will be a general overview of the most important topics! We are also big believers in adoption as there are so many pets that are in terrible need of good homes. So always adopt first!! First [...]

2808, 2015

Hurricane Preparedness

By | August 28th, 2015|

We are now in the midst of Hurricane Season and this next week we will have the first of what could be many storms to have hit our area. Tropical Storm Erika is on her way and we want to make sure that you and your pets are ready should you need to take action. This blog will shadow a lot of what we talked about in the Fire Safety Blog but it is more of a replication because they are both collectively filed under Disaster Preparedness. So lets get into it! Make sure to have a location away [...]

1408, 2015

Things to Look For When Finding a New Vet

By | August 14th, 2015|

If you are moving to a new are or know someone who is please read!!! Finding a new vet can be very stressful. A lot of factors going into making a decision on where your beloved furbabies will go for their medical needs. My mission this blog is to give you a list of things that you should look for to help alleviate some of the stressors that come with this task. 1st- Make sure to do your homework: Now I know that the first thing most people will do is go straight for the reviews. Unfortunately from our [...]

708, 2015

National Immunization Awareness Month

By | August 7th, 2015|

August is the National Immunization Awareness Month! So in honor of this we have decided to put together a blog that will share some information with pet owners about what vaccinations our facility gives and what each one is treated for. We know that most people understand the importance of vaccinations but unfortunately not many know exactly what each one is for. Although this may be one of our more lengthy blogs we want to make sure that you leave this feeling educated on immunizations. I will make sure to categorize them as either feline or canine so that [...]

2407, 2015

Groomer and Breeder BEWARE!!!

By | July 24th, 2015|

Let me preface this blog with the fact that everything I will discuss throughout, does not apply to all groomers and breeders!! It is very unfortunate that this a topic that needs to be taken more seriously than some others. Many times in our profession we will have clients come in with their pets and when we discuss certain medical things with them they will instantly come back with….”well my breeder said I am not allowed to give those vaccines” or “my groomer said that I don’t need to have the ear hairs plucked because that [...]

1507, 2015

Pet Fire Safety!

By | July 15th, 2015|

Pet fire safety day is July 15th and is a very large topic that should always be discussed. Whether you are living in a single family home or a multiple family home you should always be very careful and aware of the dangers of fires. We have seen it too many times where a pets life is lost in a house fire. The first thing that we always recommend is that you always pin point all of your possible exits out of the house. Make sure that someone in your family is in charge of each [...]

806, 2015

Spaying and Neutering Your Pet…Vets Are Just In It For the Money.

By | June 8th, 2015|

The idea of spaying and neutering pets can be a constant struggle between veterinary staff and pet owners. A big belief by pet owners is that we as Veterinary professionals only ask for pets to be spayed and or neutered because we just want to collect on the bill that we will inevitably run up for the surgery itself. This cannot be farther from the truth! There are so many reasons why pets need to be spayed and neutered, and I am going to go through some of those reasons right now! I will also talk about a generic [...]

2205, 2015

Dog Bite Prevention

By | May 22nd, 2015|

May 17th-23rd is Dog Bite Prevention Awareness week, so I would like to take the time to give this particular week the awareness that is so desperately deserves. Many dog bites are preventable but most people unfortunately do NOT know the different things that they can do to prevent such incidents. The most common dog bites occur with children. A big reason behind this is that all kids think that pets are always friendly and therefore want to pet and love on them. I mean really, who doesn’t always want to love on animals???? I know I do! But [...]