Pet Health Blog

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

Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Regardless of whether you enjoy hot temperatures year-round or just for a few months each summer, heatstroke in dogs is something every pet parent needs to know about. Today our Matthews emergency vets explain the symptoms of this potentially deadly condition, and what to do if your dog has heatstroke. 

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Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs & How It Is Treated

Symptoms of Pneumonia in Dogs & How It Is Treated

Pneumonia in dogs can be serious but with appropriate treatment, most dogs are able to recover well. Today our Matthews vets explain the symptoms of pneumonia in dogs, and how this condition is treated. 

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Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Caring for a pet as they recover from surgery is an important task. Diligent care can help them return to their normal life as soon as possible. Today, our Matthews vets share tips about how to care for your pet after surgery. 

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Is my dog overweight?

Is my dog overweight?

Our Matthews veterinary specialists are seeing more and more dogs suffering from obesity related conditions such as diabetes and joint pain. Here, our vets share some signs that may indicate that your dog is overweight, and what you can do to help get your pet's weight back on track.

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Help, my dog is limping! What should I do?

Help, my dog is limping! What should I do?

Limping is one of the most common reasons that our Matthews emergency see dogs at our animal hospital. Today we look at the causes of limping in dogs, what you can do to help your limping dog, and when it's time to see a vet.

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Problem Behaviors - Dog Chewing

Problem Behaviors - Dog Chewing

Chewing is a normal activity for dogs but naturally, most owners would prefer not to sacrifice their favorite pair of boots to their dog's pastime. Today our Matthews vets offer some tips on how to stop your dog from chewing things they shouldn't.

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Types of Pneumonia in Cats & Symptoms to Watch For

Types of Pneumonia in Cats & Symptoms to Watch For

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs and airways that can occur in cats for a number of different reasons. Here our Matthews vets explain some causes, symptoms and treatments for pneumonia in cats. 

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Help! I Think My Dog is Constipated

Help! I Think My Dog is Constipated

Constipation in dogs can happen no matter what breed, size or age your pooch is. In fact, constipation is one of the most common digestive issues our Matthews vets see in dogs. Here are some tips on what you should do if you think your dog is constipated.

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What is Valley Fever in Dogs?

What is Valley Fever in Dogs?

Coccidioidomycosis, otherwise known as Valley Fever, is a condition seen in dogs that have spent time in the low desert regions of the Southwestern United States. Many dogs experience no symptoms of valley fever, however dogs that are very young, geriatric or immune-compromised may experience symptoms ranging from fever to joint pain.

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Dogs with Enlarged Hearts (Dilated Cardiomyopathy): Causes, Treatments and Symptoms

Dogs with Enlarged Hearts (Dilated Cardiomyopathy): Causes, Treatments and Symptoms

An enlarged heart in a dog, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is a condition with many possible causes and potentially severe effects. Here, our Matthews veterinary team will walk you through this serious condition’s causes, symptoms and treatments.

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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 24/7 emergency service accepts all clients.

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