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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.

Is my dog overweight?

Is my dog overweight?

Obesity in dogs is becoming an increasingly common problem. If your pup is looking extra cuddly excess weight could be putting their health at risk. How can you tell if your dog might be overweight? Read on to find out.

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Healing Dog Wounds - A Pet Parent's Guide

Healing Dog Wounds - A Pet Parent's Guide

Your dog's playful nature can lead to minor (or even significant) injuries over the course of their lifetime. Follow these dog wound care tips from our Charlotte team, to help your pup's wound heal as quickly as possible.

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Shay sends a big 'thank you' to the CVS Charlotte team

Shay sends a big 'thank you' to the CVS Charlotte team

Veterinary review sharing words of kindness and support regarding the care received for Shay's beloved 'Joker' at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte.

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Cat & Dog First Aid

Cat & Dog First Aid

Accidents and injuries happen to our beloved pets when we least expect them—often when our primary care veterinary office is closed. Today, our Charlotte vets share a few pet first-aid tips and discuss what to do if your cat or dog is injured.

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Cat & Dog Eye Injuries

Cat & Dog Eye Injuries

Whether your four-legged friend is a busy hunting dog or an indoor cat, eye injuries can easily happen to our pets, and when they do it's important that these injuries receive proper care. Today, we discuss the symptoms of eye injuries in pets and when to head to the vet.

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery: What Is It & When Is It Needed

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery: What Is It & When Is It Needed

Limping, struggling to get up off the floor, and reluctance to climb stairs can all be signs of a CCL injury in dogs. Here, our Charlotte vets discuss the causes of CCL injuries and the surgeries that may be used to restore your dog's pain-free movement. 

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Why is my Cat Breathing Heavy & What Can I Do

Why is my Cat Breathing Heavy & What Can I Do

Heavy breathing is often a normal behavior for our canine companions, but not something we normally expect to see in cats. If your cat is breathing heavy and you can't determine why, it's best to err on the side of caution and give your vet a call. Our Charlotte veterinarians delve into the topic of cat heavy breathing.

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The Best Dog Food For Kidney Disease

The Best Dog Food For Kidney Disease

For dogs with chronic kidney disease, a therapeutic diet prescribed by your vet will be an essential part of their treatment. Here, our Charlotte vets share advice on what to feed a dog with kidney failure.

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Advice on Dog Training For New Pet Parents

Advice on Dog Training For New Pet Parents

A beautiful new puppy or rescue dog has joined your family and now comes the important task of training your new best friend. To help you get off on the right foot (and paw), our Charlotte vets some of our best dog training advice. 

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What You Need to Know About Dog Intestinal Blockage Timeline & Treatment

What You Need to Know About Dog Intestinal Blockage Timeline & Treatment

When a dog ingests an object or material that becomes lodged in their digestive tract, it can lead to severe complications or even become life threatening. Our Charlotte vets discuss intestinal blockage surgery to remove obstructions and save a dog's life. 

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