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Our Matthews, NC vets at Carolina Veterinary Specialists share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy.

Ear Mites in Cats - Treatment, Symptoms & More

Ear Mites in Cats - Treatment, Symptoms & More

Ear mites are a highly contagious external parasite commonly seen in cats. Ear mites can severely irritate your kitty's ears and skin, often leading to infections, excessive itching, scratching and eventual health issues. Fortunately, these pests are relatively easy to treat. Here, our Matthews vets share the symptoms, causes and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Intestinal Blockage Surgery For Dogs

Intestinal Blockage Surgery For Dogs

If your dog has a habit of chewing and eating everything in sight, you might be concerned about potential intestinal blockages. Our Matthews vets see this serious condition frequently and if it's not treated quickly it can cause devastating health issues and in some cases, major surgery is required to save your dog's life.

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TPLO Surgery in Dogs

TPLO Surgery in Dogs

Your dog's cranial cruciate ligament is comparable to a human's ACL and helps their knee function correctly. Today our Matthews vets discuss the details of TPLO surgery, dogs who need it, and what to do if your dog jumped before they were fully recovered.

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Your Dog's ACL - Can your dog live with a torn ACL?

Your Dog's ACL - Can your dog live with a torn ACL?

Many of us are aware that athletes frequently fall victim to ACL injuries, but due to the anatomy of your dog's leg, this painful knee injury is also very common in dogs. Our Matthews vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs, and the surgeries used to treat this condition.

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Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

Degenerative myelopathy is a genetic abnormality that can affect your dog's spinal cord and severely limit your pet's mobility. Here our Matthews vets explain more about this debilitating condition in dogs.

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Knuckling in Dogs

Knuckling in Dogs

Is your dog standing or walking on the top of its feet instead of its paws? This condition is called knuckling and it can be a sign of various conditions. Today our Matthews vets explain what knuckling is in dogs and how it can be stopped.

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FHO Surgery for Dogs

FHO Surgery for Dogs

FHO surgery can be an effective way to treat hip problems and restore pain-free mobility in some dogs. In today's post, our Matthews vets describe how a dog's hip works, problems that could affect your dog's hip, and what’s involved in FHO surgery.

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ACL Surgery for Dogs

ACL Surgery for Dogs

Some of our favorite athletes will suffer from ACL injuries over the course of their careers, but did you know that your dog could also experience a very similar knee injury? In today's post, our Matthews vets share a little about the CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) and how injuries to it require something like ACL surgery for dogs to treat it.

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Caring For Your Cat Recovering From Surgery

Caring For Your Cat Recovering From Surgery

If you want to get your cat back to their normal activities quickly after surgery, it is vitally important to know how to properly care for them. Our exceptional veterinary team in Matthews has some advice to make the recovery process easy.

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Heartworm Treatment in Dogs & Common Side Effects

Heartworm Treatment in Dogs & Common Side Effects

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can lead to irreparable organ damage in dogs.  In this article, the staff at Carolina Veterinary Specialists discuss what pet owners should be prepared for during their dog's heartworm treatment.

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