Pet Health Blog

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

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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Heart Disease in Cats - Types, Symptoms & Treatments

Heart Disease in Cats - Types, Symptoms & Treatments

Heart disease is a serious medical condition in cats where an abnormality of the heart is present. When left untreated heart problems can lead to congestive heart failure. Here, our Matthews Veterinary Cardiology team shares the types, symptoms and treatments for heart disease in cats.

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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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Caring for Pets in Matthews

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