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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.

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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Fever in Cats: Causes, Symptoms and Care

Fever in Cats: Causes, Symptoms and Care

A fever in cats often indicate an underlying issue. Here, our Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville explain the causes and symptoms of fevers in cats and what you need to know to care for your cat.

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Can cats cause asthma attacks in people?

Can cats cause asthma attacks in people?

While it's true that your feline friend may be causing your asthma to act up, there are things that you can do that may help minimize the effect. Today we look at how cats cause asthma and what you can do to help reduce the effects of the cat related allergens in your home.

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E. Cuniculi & Your Pet Rabbit

E. Cuniculi & Your Pet Rabbit

E. cuniculi is a fungal organism that can cause nerve, eye and kidney damage in pet rabbits. Many will not show symptoms and diagnosis can be challenging. Our Huntersville vets explain this infection and what to do if you notice signs.

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Leiomyosarcoma - Stomach Cancer in Cats

Leiomyosarcoma - Stomach Cancer in Cats

Leiomyosarcoma is a painful and aggressive form of cancer that affects the smooth muscles of the cat's stomach and intestines. In today's post our veterinary specialists explain some of the signs of this stomach cancer in cats as well as how the disease is diagnosed and treated.

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Is my cat having an asthma attack?

Is my cat having an asthma attack?

Many pet parents don't realize that, like people, cats can suffer from asthma, and for many of the same reasons as people. If your feline friend is having difficulties breathing it's time to head to the vet to find out if your cat is having an asthma attack! 

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