Animal Wellness Blog

Our team at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville share helpful tips and information in our blog to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

Is your dog overweight?

Is your dog overweight?

Our Huntersville veterinary specialists are seeing more and more dogs suffering from weight-related conditions such as diabetes and joint pain. But how can you tell if your pup is overweight? Today we share some signs that your dog may be overweight, and what you can do to help get your dog's weight back to a healthy level.

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Ultrasounds for Cats & Dogs - What You Need to Know

Ultrasounds for Cats & Dogs - What You Need to Know

You've just found out that your dog or cat needs an ultrasound. So, what exactly is an ultrasound and how can it help your pet? Our Huntersville vets explain how ultrasound scans are performed on pets in our in-house veterinary diagnostic lab.

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Why is my dog limping? What should I do?

Why is my dog limping? What should I do?

Limping is one of the most common reasons why dogs find themselves visiting our Hunterville emergency vets. Here we look at the causes of limping in dogs, what you can do to help your limping dog, and when it's time to see your vet.

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How to Stop a Dog from Chewing Things They Shouldn't

How to Stop a Dog from Chewing Things They Shouldn't

Although chewing is a normal activity for dogs you probably don't want to sacrifice your new boots to your dog's favorite pastime. If you are at your wit's end with your dog's destructive chewing, here are a few tips from our Huntersville vets on how to stop a dog from chewing things they shouldn't.

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Why is my dog scratching?

Why is my dog scratching?

Itching, scratching, and licking are signs your pooch has a skin condition. Find out what might be causing your dog's skin problems, how you can help treat them, and when your dog's skin issue requires emergency veterinary care.

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Oh No! My dog is constipated. What should I do?

Oh No! My dog is constipated. What should I do?

Constipation is one of the most common digestive issues our Matthews vets see in dogs of all breeds and sizes. Here are some tips on what you should do if you think your dog is constipated.

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Symptoms of Valley Fever in Dogs

Symptoms of Valley Fever in Dogs

Our Huntersville vets see Valley fever in dogs that have spent time in the low desert regions of the southwestern United States. Although healthy adult dogs may experience no symptoms of valley fever, puppies, senior dogs and dogs with a compromised immune system may experience symptoms ranging from coughing to painful joints.

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How to Care for Your Hamster - The Basics

How to Care for Your Hamster - The Basics

If you're looking for an adorable small pet that's easy to care for, a hamster may be ideal for you. In today's post our Huntersville vets share some of the basics about how to care for your new pet hamster. 

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Tick Fever Treatment in Dogs

Tick Fever Treatment in Dogs

Tick fever in dogs is caused by the Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria which is spread through the bite of an infected tick. In today's post our Huntersville vets share some of the symptoms of tick fever in dogs, and how the condition can be treated.

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Fever in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Care

Fever in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Care

Detecting a fever in dogs can be difficult. Here, our Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville explain how to detect a fever in dogs, the causes, symptoms and what you need to know to care for your pet.

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