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.

Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Cats

Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Cats

The kidneys perform several essential functions that play a vital role in your cat's health. Today, our Huntersville vets explain some of the causes, treatments and signs of end stage kidney failure in cats.

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Cushing's Disease in Dogs & How It's Treated

Cushing's Disease in Dogs & How It's Treated

Cushing's disease in dogs can lead to a number of serious symptoms and complications that could shorten your pup's lifespan. Here our Huntersville vets share more about the causes of Cushing's disease in dogs, as well as possible complications and available treatments.

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How to Tell if Your Cat is Overweight

How to Tell if Your Cat is Overweight

While it may not seem like a big deal, carrying just a few extra ounces can have a negative impact on your cat's long-term health and wellbeing. Today, our Huntersville vets explain why your cat's weight matters, how you can tell if your cat is overweight, and how to help your cat achieve a healthier weight. 

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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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