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Vaccinations are a crucially important part of any pet preventative care program and have been proven to save the lives of countless pets over the years. However, the main difficulty with vaccinations is that it is virtually impossible to tell exactly how long a vaccine remains effective for. Sure, there is an approximate guideline, but since every animal is unique and may react in a slightly different way, there is no sure-fire way of knowing just how many months or years your pet will be protected for.
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happy dog in a veterinary clinic
Keeping our animals safe is one of the biggest priorities of any responsible pet owner. Nevertheless, studies show that more than 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the United States every year. We think of our animals as extensions of our own family, and so whether your furbaby runs away or is stolen, losing a pet can be a heart-breaking experience. Fortunately, there is something that you can do to help improve the chances of being reunited with your furriest family member in the near future – pet microchipping.
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dog groomed
If you were to go to a pet parlour and ask about grooming, you will almost certainly be given the option of a ‘package’, which includes multiple aspects of care. However, each element of pet grooming can be performed standalone, and although some people prefer to use the services of an experienced professional, they can also all be carried out by a confident and competent owner.
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puppy checked by a vet
Most domestic pets, including dogs, will experience at least one parasite infection during their lifetime. Unfortunately, dogs are a natural host for one particularly debilitating, and often deadly, parasite, known as the heartworm. Contrary to popular belief, heartworms can be found in all 50 U.S. states, meaning that proper preventative treatment is essential if your pup is to avoid them entirely.
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dog scratching
When it comes to protecting your dog from fleas and ticks, prevention is always much more simple than finding a cure. There are a lot of different method for preventing fleas and ticks. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will be happy to prescribe a treatment, while ruling out that they are already dealing with parasites. However, even if your dog is already on a prophylactic parasite treatments, there are other measures you can take to help protect your pet from fleas and ticks.
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At Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in Port Royal, SC, our experienced doctors and staff are proud to offer complete veterinary medicine catered to the specific needs of your pet.