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Common Heart Diseases in Dogs & Symptoms To Watch For

Common Heart Diseases in Dogs & Symptoms To Watch For

There are a number of diseases that can affect your dog's heart, negatively impacting their overall health. In today's post, our vets at Carolina Veterinary Specialists discuss common heart diseases in dogs and signs that your dog may have heart disease.

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Cat Ear Hematoma

Cat Ear Hematoma

Cat ear hematomas caused by injuries are relatively rare but do occur. Below, our Matthews vets explain more about ear hematomas in cats and the surgery used to treat this condition.

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Cat Intestinal Blockages & Surgery

Cat Intestinal Blockages & Surgery

Our feline friends are playful creatures that love playing with strings, ribbons and rubber bands. Unfortunately, cats also get the urge to eat these items on occasion, making the need for intestinal blockage surgery for cats surprisingly common. Our Matthews vets explain.

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My Dog Ate Gum, Should I Be Worried?

My Dog Ate Gum, Should I Be Worried?

You're out on a walk and suddenly your dog makes a dive for that old piece of chewing gum that someone has thoughtlessly spit out. Before you can do anything your dog has swallowed it. Now what? Should you be worried? YES! Our Matthews vets explain what to do if your dog eats gum.

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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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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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