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Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Have A Pig As A Pet?

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Have you ever seen a person and their pet and thought, “I WANT ONE!!”? I felt that the minute I saw the Instagram post from Gather GVL of a little piggie name Evie. She was so cute! But what is involved with owning a pig? I had so many questions! And thus was born the “Ask Me Anything | Pet Ownership ” series on Wagging Around.


All those burning questions you have running through your head when you see an animal that you would like to consider adding to your family but just don’t know enough about it. Evie’s Mom Abby was kind enough to tell us what it’s like to care for a pig.

Did you miss last weekend’s pet ownership piece on chickens? Local mom Maggie shared her knowledge about owning backyard chickens with us last week. Check it out HERE.

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Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Have A Backyard Flock?

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WAG knows that the people of the Upstate love brunch. What if you could have a pet that would help provide you with an awesome brunch at home? Chickens not only provide food for your table, they are quirky and charactered pets!

In our new Pet Owner AMA Series, we ask pet owners about their unique pets. They answer the questions you might have if you’re trying to decide if chickens would make the perfect addition to your family.

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How to Keep Your Pet Warm in the Winter

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Greenville is known for random winter snow falls and bitter winds. It be tough on the people, but it can be even harder for pets! Our philosophy: it’s better to be prepared for the harsh weather than risk getting uncomfortable and possibly life-threatening frosty paws. Here’s a few tips to help keep your pet warm this winter.

  1. Temperatures under 32-30 degrees F may be a risk. Be sure to limit your dog’s time outdoors and provide extra layers if possible. Please keep cats inside.
  2. Go on shorter, more frequent walks.
  3. Keep them hydrated. The dry air can be harsh on their bodies, so offer a lot of water to keep them feeling good. Make sure their food and water isn’t frozen.
  4. Cracked paws? Coconut oil is great for massaging and moisturizing their precious feet.
  5. To prevent hypothermia, dry off your pet right as soon as they come inside.
  6. Pro tip: if you wouldn’t walk barefoot outside, your pet wouldn’t want to either.
  7. Avoid lakes, ponds, and large bodies of water.
  8. Check under your car! Outdoor animals tend to hid under vehicles during the winter, so please double check before driving.
  9. Research your pets specific breed to learn their risks. Each breed is different and is susceptible to different things during the winter season.
  10. Watch out for icy roads and pavements. Wipe their paws with a warm cloth after each walk to make sure any salt is removed.

Boston Terrier Cooper and his human.

Greenville Has a New Pet Site! Don’t Miss Our Giveaway!

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What is Wagging Around Greenville?

Welcome to Wagging Around Greenville, Kidding Around Media’s newest website!

This brand new website & community is focused on local animals and local animal lovers in the Greenville and surrounding regions! We will include everything from information on local pet events to resources for pet owners. This site will cover all animals with an emphasis on pets, especially dogs.

To learn more about WAG, read this letter from our editor-in-cat, Pippin.

You can follow WAG on Instagram, Facebook, and by newsletter.

Meet Our Team

Meet our first contributor team: Stephanie Baukhages, also known as The Hippie Biscuit, is your friendly neighborhood vegan with a passion for content creation, animals, and food. She’s a mom to a son named Freddy and a rescue mom to two little chihuahua mixes named Poppy & Pepé. She couldn’t be more excited to be part of a community that loves pets as much as she does!

We Have a Big Giveaway for Our New Readers! ($500 in prizes)

To celebrate our launch, we have an exciting giveaway with three winners (thanks to three amazing local partners)! You can enter our giveaway in lots of simple ways, see below, but the most fun way to get entries is submitting a photo to our Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest for a chance to see your pet featured! Note: Submitting your pet photo is worth EXTRA points!

Gift Basket from Rocky Creek Vet ($270 value)

Gift Basket from Rocky Creek Vet ($100 value), includes:

  • dog biscuits & treats
  • toothbrush
  • tennis ball
  • multiple dog toys
  • gift certificate for 2 nights elite boarding and a bath!

Gift Basket from K9 Corner ($100 value)

Gift Basket from K9 Corner ($100 value), includes:

  • Water bottle
  • Pen
  • Tennis ball
  • Magnet
  • Toy
  • Zukes treats
  • Bone
  • Poop Bag dispenser
  • Gift certificate of $35.00 (for a spa bath which includes bath, nails, glands, ears and a blow out!)

Swag Bag from Pet Suites of Greenville ($130 value)

Swag Bag from Pet Suites of Greenville ($130 value) includes:

  • $50 Gift Certificate to use towards anything at Pet Suites
  • 2 Bags of treats
  • Petsuites Water Bottle
  • Petsuites water bowl
  • Two tennis Balls
  • Two Coozies
  • Wet can resealable lid

How to Enter our Giveaway

Three lucky Wagging Around Greenville readers will win one prize. We will pick these three winners randomly for each prize from the entries.

This giveaway starts now and ends at midnight on October 31, 2019. Good luck!

  • You must be 18 or older and live in the USA to enter this giveaway.
  • You must use a valid email address to enter this giveaway.
  • You can win points toward winning by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Each point is one entry towards winning a prize.
  • You will be required to pick your prize up at the prize sponsor’s location within two weeks of winning to claim your prize.
  • We will contact the winner via the email address provided within three [3] days of the giveaway ending. The winner will have three [3] days (72 hours) to respond via email. If the winner does not respond within the three [3] days (72 hours), the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. Directions for claiming the prize will be given via email. A valid photo ID and/or mailing address may be required.
  • For a complete list of Wagging Around Greenville’s giveaway policies and terms and conditions, see the Wagging Around Greenville policy page. By entering this giveaway, you agree to comply with Wagging Around Greenville’s terms and conditions.
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