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

Symptoms of Vestibular Disease in Cats & How It's Treated

Symptoms of Vestibular Disease in Cats & How It's Treated

Our Matthews specialist vets understand how upsetting it can be to witness the symptoms of vestibular disease (or feline vestibular syndrome) in your cat. To help you understand this condition a little better, in today's post we look at the symptoms of feline vestibular disease and how it's treated.

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My dog is stumbling like drunk! What's wrong?

My dog is stumbling like drunk! What's wrong?

Our Matthews vets know how alarming it can be to see your dog suddenly staggering and losing their balance as if they've had a few too many drinks. What's happening? Below are a few possible reasons why your dog is stumbling and falling down, and what you should do.

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How To Help Your Dog Recover Well From Surgery

How To Help Your Dog Recover Well From Surgery

You play an essential role in helping your dog to recover well after surgery. Attentive, diligent post-op care can help your pup return to their daily routine as soon as possible. Here, our Matthews vets share tips on how to help your dog recover from surgery.

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TTA Surgery in Dogs

TTA Surgery in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament tears are common knee injuries in dogs, and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement surgery is one of the ways this condition is treated. Today our Matthews vets discuss Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) Surgery for dogs, including its benefits, and what the procedure involves.

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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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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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