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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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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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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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How do I know if my dog is in pain with cancer?

How do I know if my dog is in pain with cancer?

Dogs can be very good at hiding their pain. If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer, detecting and treating pain quickly are especially important. Today our Huntersville Veterinary team explains how to recognize the signs of cancer pain in your dog, and how cancer pain in dogs can be treated.

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Mouth Cancer in Dogs

Mouth Cancer in Dogs

Although oral cancer (mouth cancer) can be seen in dogs of any age, the most common age for a dog to be diagnosed with oral cancer is 11 years. Here, our Huntersville specialty vets explain some symptoms to watch for, and the available treatments for this disease.

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Caring for Pets in Huntersville

At Carolina Veterinary Specialists, we accept new clients to our specialty services by referral. Our 24/7 emergency service accepts all clients.

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