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.

Hypothyroidism in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms & Diet

Hypothyroidism in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms & Diet

Hypothyroidism is a common condition in dogs that can lead to unexplained weight gain, skin and coat issues, as well as behavioral changes and reduced energy. Today our Charlotte vets explain more about this condition including the best diet for dogs with hypothyroidism.

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Hypothyroidism in Cats - Causes, Signs, & Treatments

Hypothyroidism in Cats - Causes, Signs, & Treatments

Hypothyroidism is rarely seen in cats but when it does occur it can produce a number of symptoms including noticeable weight gain. Here, our Charlotte vets explain the causes of hypothyroidism in cats and signs that indicate that your cat may have an underactive thyroid.

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How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

After your pet has had surgery, it's important to stay informed on how to best take care of them as they recover. Hopefully your pet can return to their normal life as quickly as possible. Here are some tips and tricks from our Charlotte vet specialists about how to care for your pet after their surgery.

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Types of Fever in Cats

Types of Fever in Cats

If your cat is running a fever it may indicate an underlying health problem that requires urgent treatment. Today, our Greensboro vets explain some of the causes and symptoms of fevers in cats and what to do if your cat has a fever.

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Coccidioidomycosis - Symptoms of Valley Fever in Dogs

Coccidioidomycosis - Symptoms of Valley Fever in Dogs

Valley fever is seen in dogs that spend time in the low desert regions of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California. While healthy adult dogs may experience no symptoms of valley fever, puppies, senior dogs and dogs with a compromised immune system may show symptoms ranging from coughing to painful joints. Our Charlotte vets explain more...

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Tick Fever in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatment

Tick Fever in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatment

Tick fever is a condition seen in dogs caused by the Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria which (in the US) is spread primarily though the bite of an infected American dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, or brown dog tick. Today our Charlotte vets explain some of the symptoms of tick fever in dogs, and how this condition can be treated.

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Can cats cause asthma?

Can cats cause asthma?

The sad fact is that your feline friend may indeed be causing your asthma. If you aren't ready to find a new home for kitty just yet, there are a few things you can try to help reduce the cat related allergens in your home, and possibly reduce the frequency of your asthma attacks.

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When and why should my pet have an eye exam?

When and why should my pet have an eye exam?

Your pet’s vision is critical to their health and well-being, so it’s important to know their eye health is in good shape. Our Charlotte vets share some insight on why and when your pet should get an eye exam.

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Can dogs have asthma?

Can dogs have asthma?

While asthma isn't a condition that we typically associate with dogs, it is relatively common. Here at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, we offer advanced diagnostics and treatment for respiratory conditions in dogs. Do you think your dog may have asthma? Our vets share some of the most common symptoms of asthma in dogs. 

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COPD in Dogs

COPD in Dogs

COPD can make breathing difficult for your fur baby and reduce your dog's enthusiasm for exercise and fun. Today we look at some of the causes of COPD in dogs, as well as the most common symptoms of the disease and how it can be treated. With appropriate treatment, your dog could go on to live a happy, normal life.

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