If your cat is sick they will show subtle changes in behavior and energy level, but detecting these signs can be challenging for pet parents. Our Charlotte vets recommend that you regularly monitor your cat's health and always watch for these signs of illness.
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Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), is a serious spinal condition that occurs in dogs and affects their ability to walk. IVDD commonly requires surgery to correct although other treatments may be tried if the condition is detected in the very earliest stages. Our Charlotte vets explain...
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.
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.
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.