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Veterinary Tips & Advice

Read our blog for helpful tips and information from our Charlotte emergency and specialist vets, on a range of pet health topics.

Dog Eye Infection Treatment

Dog Eye Infection Treatment

Dog eye infections can be caused by a number of issues, but whatever the cause the severity of these infections can range from uncomfortable to downright painful. Here, our Charlotte vets discuss causes of eye infections in dogs and treatments.

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Cataract Surgery for Dogs - What You Need to Know

Cataract Surgery for Dogs - What You Need to Know

Cataracts are a common eye condition in senior dogs. Untreated cataracts result in blurred vision and eventual blindness, but for many dogs, surgery can be an effective way to restore vision. Our Charlotte vets explain.

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Eye Drops for Cats

Eye Drops for Cats

If your cat's eyes are looking red and irritated it can be tempting to reach for eye drops formulated for human use but many human medications and treatments are toxic to our feline friends. Today our Charlotte vets discuss eye drops to treat eye infections in cats.

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Common Dog Illnesses & Symptom Checker

Common Dog Illnesses & Symptom Checker

At Carolina Veterinary Specialists we know how difficult it can be to decide whether your dog needs to see a vet. So today our Charlotte vets share some common dog illnesses and a symptom checker to help you decide if it's time to call the vet.

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Signs of Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs

Signs of Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs

For both dogs and people in Charlotte and beyond, tick-borne diseases pose a very real health concern. Symptoms of these diseases can be painful and leave your dog feeling lethargic and blue. In today's post we discuss a number of tick-borne illnesses that could affect your dog.

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What are the signs of kidney failure in cats?

What are the signs of kidney failure in cats?

Chronic and acute kidney failure can both have devastating effects on your cat's kidneys, related organs and bodily functions. Below, our Charlotte vets explain the symptoms of kidney failure in cats, as well as possible causes and how this condition is treated. 

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High Fever in Dogs

High Fever in Dogs

It can be difficult to tell if your dog has a fever. Today, our Charlotte veterinarians explain how to detect a fever in dogs, what may be causing your dog's fever, associated symptoms, and what to do.

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FHO Surgery - Dog Owners Guide

FHO Surgery - Dog Owners Guide

FHO surgery can be an effective treatment for dogs suffering from painful hip conditions. Today, our Charlotte vets describe the conditions this surgery can treat and the FHO surgery process.

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FHO Surgery for Cats - Femoral Head Ostectomy

FHO Surgery for Cats - Femoral Head Ostectomy

Cat FHO surgery can often be an effective treatment option if your feline friend is suffering from painful hip problems. Today, our Charlotte specialist vets describe the problems that could affect your kitty's hips and what’s involved in cat FHO surgery and recovery.

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Why should I get my dog fixed?

Why should I get my dog fixed?

If you're a new pet parent you may be wondering whether you should get your dog fixed, it's a question many dog owners ask our Charlotte vets. Today we look at some of the reasons why you should have your dog fixed and at what age your dog should be spayed or neutered.

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