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

Best Small Dogs for Apartment Living

Best Small Dogs for Apartment Living

If you are longing for the love of a canine companion but live in a small apartment there are a few small breeds that could be ideal. Read on to discover some favorite dog breeds of families who live in apartments.

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How to Know if Your Dog's Eardrum is Ruptured

How to Know if Your Dog's Eardrum is Ruptured

Is your dog simply ignoring you, or do they have a ruptured eardrum? In this post, you will learn about the signs of ruptured eardrums in dogs, common causes, and how your dog's ruptured eardrum might be treated.

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FHO Surgery in Cats

FHO Surgery in Cats

If your cat is having hip issues, your vet may recommend FHO surgery for your pet. Here, our Matthews vets explain the FHO surgery that may be required to restore your cat's hips to their full mobility.

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Why does my cat need an MRI scan?

Why does my cat need an MRI scan?

Veterinary MRI is a powerful diagnostic imaging tool that can be used when X-ray and ultrasound are unable to provide clear insight into your cat's health issue. Below, we delve into why and when an MRI scan for cats can be beneficial.

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Life Threatening Heartworm Disease in Cats

Life Threatening Heartworm Disease in Cats

Many pet parents know that heartworm disease can be deadly for dogs, but did you know that cats (even indoor cats) can also contract heartworm disease? Our Matthews vets explain the danger of this life threatening condition.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Cataracts in Cats

A Comprehensive Guide to Cataracts in Cats

Are you concerned about your cat's vision, or have your cat's eyes started to cloud over? Today, our Matthews vets discuss cataracts in cats, the signs to watch for, and how they can be treated.

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Lumps, Bumps & Skin Cancer in Dogs

Lumps, Bumps & Skin Cancer in Dogs

Not every lump or bump you find on your dog's skin will turn out to be cancerous, but any suspicious bumps you discover should be checked out by your vet. Today our vets in Matthews NC discuss common skin cancers in dogs.

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Dog Torn Ligament & Knee Surgery

Dog Torn Ligament & Knee Surgery

If your dog has a painful cruciate ligament injury their ability to walk and run will be significantly limited. But there are a number of surgeries designed to restore your dog's pain-free knee function. Our Matthews vets explain some options.

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How To Care For A Dog's Cut Paw Pad

How To Care For A Dog's Cut Paw Pad

Although your pup's paw pads are much tougher than the bottoms of your feet, they can still suffer from cuts, grazes and other injuries. Here, our Matthews emergency vets share advice on what to do if your dog has a cut paw.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat hernias are typically easy to treat and not too serious if diagnosed early. Here, our Matthews vets discuss what the various types of hernias are and what will happen if your cat experiences this condition.

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Caring for Pets in Matthews

Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews accepts new clients to our specialty services by referral only. Our emergency service accepts all clients.

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