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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.