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.

Hepatitis in Dogs- A Pet Parent's Guide

Hepatitis in Dogs- A Pet Parent's Guide

In today's post our Charlotte vets explain the types of hepatitis seen in dogs, the most common symptoms of infectious and chronic hepatitis, as well as prevention and how this serious condition can be treated if your dog has hepatitis.

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What are the signs of pneumonia in cats?

What are the signs of pneumonia in cats?

Is your cat showing flu-like symptoms, losing weight, or having difficulties breathing? It could be pneumonia. In today's post our emergency vets at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte share more signs of pneumonia in cats as well as the causes and treatments for this serious condition.

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How to Treat Pneumonia in Dogs at Home

How to Treat Pneumonia in Dogs at Home

Pneumonia in dogs presents itself similarly to pneumonia in humans. Pneumonia in dogs can cause difficulty breathing and be life-threatening in severe cases just as it can be in people. When air sacs inside the lungs become inflamed, the lungs will swell and fill with pus and fluid that prevents enough air from entering the lungs. Some strains of pneumonia are highly contagious, such as the colloquially known "kennel cough" which infects the trachea and bronchi.

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Cushing's Disease in Cats - Life expectancy

Cushing's Disease in Cats - Life expectancy

Although Cushing's disease is relatively rare in cats when it does occur the symptoms can be alarming. Today our Charlotte Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist shares some of the symptoms of Cushing's disease in cats, and the causes of this serious condition.

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Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Causes, Symptoms & Treatments for Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Cushing's disease is a serious condition in dogs that can lead to severe, sometimes life-threatening conditions and illnesses. Our Charlotte vets explain what causes Cushing's disease in dogs, as well as the symptoms and treatments.

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Tick Disease in Dogs - Ehrlichiosis

Tick Disease in Dogs - Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a serious tick borne disease seen in dogs across the Southeastern and Southwestern US. Early detection and treatment are essential in order to prevent this condition from reaching its more severe stages. In today's post our Charolotte vets explain the stages, symptoms and treatments for ehrlichiosis in dogs.

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Signs of Dehydration in Dogs

Signs of Dehydration in Dogs

Today, our Charlotte vets share information on dehydration in dogs, a serious health emergency that can cause issues with your pet’s body temperature, joints, digestion and internal organs.

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Treatment for Babesiosis in Dogs

Treatment for Babesiosis in Dogs

Babesiosis or Babesia infection is a condition spread by ticks and seen in dogs across the US. Today our Charlotte vets explain the symptoms and treatments for Babesiosis and how you can help to protect your dog against tick borne diseases like Babesiosis.

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Tularemia in Dogs

Tularemia in Dogs

Tularemia, commonly called Rabbit Fever is a bacterial disease that generally has mild symptoms in healthy dogs but can be deadly for pets that are immune-compromised. Our Charlotte vets explain how dogs contract tularemia and what you should do if your pup is showing symptoms.

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Fungal Infection in Cats - Skin, Lungs & Nose

Fungal Infection in Cats - Skin, Lungs & Nose

Fungal infections not only make your cat uncomfortable they can also have a major impact on the overall health of your feline friend. In today's post, our Charlotte vets explain some of the causes, symptoms and treatments for fungal infection in cats.

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