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A Pet Parent's Guide to Dog Skin Cancer

A Pet Parent's Guide to Dog Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is relatively common in dogs and something pet parents should be on the lookout for. In today's post, you will find information on common skin cancers in dogs and the symptoms associated with each.

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Cost of Total Hip Replacement in Dogs & What to Expect from Surgery

Cost of Total Hip Replacement in Dogs & What to Expect from Surgery

For dogs with painful hip conditions, total hip replacement can often be an effective way to restore their ability to run and jump comfortably. Read on to learn more about this common orthopedic surgery.

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How to Help Your Cat Recover Well After Surgery

How to Help Your Cat Recover Well After Surgery

Diligent post-operative care - and a little extra TLC - can help your cat recover well after surgery and help minimize the risk of complications. Read on for information about common post-operative recommendations for cats.

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Blood Tests For Dogs: When, How & How Much

Blood Tests For Dogs: When, How & How Much

When should my dog have blood tests done? What do my dog's blood test results mean? In today's post, you will learn why blood tests are important for dogs and what the results can tell your vet about your pup's health.

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Cat Wound Care: How to Care for Common Wounds

Cat Wound Care: How to Care for Common Wounds

Cats can sometimes become injured and sustain wounds while exploring their environment. In this post, our Huntersville vets discuss some steps you can take to help care for your cat if they suffer a wound.

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Osteosarcoma in Dogs—Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis

Osteosarcoma in Dogs—Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis

Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone cancer seen in dogs. Surgery to remove the affected limb is typically the only hope for achieving a good treatment outcome for dogs diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Our Huntersville vets discuss this heartbreaking condition.

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Symptoms of Bladder Infection in Dogs

Symptoms of Bladder Infection in Dogs

Dogs often suffer from bladder infections and other conditions affecting the urinary tract. These infections can be very painful for our canine companions and need to be treated quickly. Here, we delve into the causes, symptoms and treatments for bladder infections in dogs.

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The Benefits & Limitations of Various Diagnostic Imaging Techniques for Pets

The Benefits & Limitations of Various Diagnostic Imaging Techniques for Pets

Diagnostic imaging technologies help veterinarians determine the cause, extent, or seriousness of a pet's illness or injury. Today, we discuss the various benefits and limitations of different diagnostic imaging methods used in veterinary care.

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What is the lifespan of a pet parrot?

What is the lifespan of a pet parrot?

Thinking about welcoming a parrot into your home? In today's post, our Huntersville vets discuss the lifespan of parrots, and other points to consider before committing to caring for one of these beautiful birds.

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IVDD Surgery in Dogs & Other Treatments

IVDD Surgery in Dogs & Other Treatments

Intervertebral disk disease (or IVDD for short) is a condition that impacts your dog's spinal cord and causes a range of painful mobility issues. Here our Huntersville vets explain the condition and the surgery used to treat it.

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