A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (also called the CCL or cruciate ) works much the same as a human's ACL and helps the dog's knee function correctly. If your dog has an injured cruciate, your Charlotte vet may recommend TPLO surgery to stabilize your pup's knee and allow pain-free movement.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.