Pet Health Blog

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

Signs of Tick Fever in Dogs & How It Is Treated

Signs of Tick Fever in Dogs & How It Is Treated

Rickettsia rickettsii is a parasite that can be transmitted to your dog through the bite of an infected tick. This parasite is responsible for the spread of tick fever to dogs and people across the US. Today our Matthews vets look at the symptoms of tick fever in dogs and available treatments.

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Help! I think my cat has a fever, what should I do?

Help! I think my cat has a fever, what should I do?

If your cat has a fever it could indicate an underlying health issue. Today our Matthews vets explain the causes of fevers in cats and how you should care for your kitty if they have a fever.

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What You Should Know About Stomach & Intestinal Cancer in Cats

What You Should Know About Stomach & Intestinal Cancer in Cats

The aggressive, painful cancer leiomyosarcoma affects muscles in a cat’s stomach and intestines. Our veterinary oncology team in Matthews describes signs of stomach and intestinal cancer in cats, as well as diagnosis and treatment options. 

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Is my cat causing my asthma attacks?

Is my cat causing my asthma attacks?

Unfortunately it's true that your feline friend may be causing your asthma to act up. That said, if you aren't ready to find a new home for your kitty just yet, there are some things that you can do to help reduce the amount of cat related allergens in your home, and possibly help to reduce your risk of allergic asthma attacks.

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Can cats have asthma?

Can cats have asthma?

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! While many pet parents don't realize that cats can suffer from asthma, it is a fairly common condition in cats and can occur for many of the same reasons that asthma attacks happen in people.

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Can cats get Cushing's Disease?

Can cats get Cushing's Disease?

While rare in cats, Cushing's disease can occur, and when it does the symptoms can be alarming. In today's post our Matthews Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist shares some of the tell-tale signs of Cushing's disease in cats and what causes the condition.

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MRIs for Dogs - How They Can Help

MRIs for Dogs - How They Can Help

Our board-certified veterinary neurologists use our in-house MRI to help diagnose a range of health issues in dogs from a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament to brain tumors. Today our vets explain why MRI scans can be helpful, and the conditions this technology can help diagnose.

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Why is my dog staggering and falling over? What does it mean?

Why is my dog staggering and falling over? What does it mean?

If your dog is staggering, stumbling, or falling over, it may be the result of a variety of medical issues, including injury, stroke, poisoning, or an infection. Here, our Matthews Emergency and Specialty Vets explain why you should get to a veterinary hospital right away.

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Epilepsy in Cats - Causes & Symptoms

Epilepsy in Cats - Causes & Symptoms

Our veterinary neurologists at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews diagnose and treat cats that are experiencing seizures for a variety of reasons ranging from diabetes to poisoning. Today we look at epilepsy in cats; some of the different types of seizures, and their most common symptoms.

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Understanding Epilepsy in Dogs

Understanding Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy is a relatively common condition in dogs, but our Matthews veterinarian neurologist understands that it can be frightening for pet parents to witness their dog having a seizure. Here's more on the types of seizures your dog may experience if they have been diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as the available treatments for this condition.

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