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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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FHO Surgery for Dogs

FHO Surgery for Dogs

FHO surgery can be an effective way to treat hip problems and restore pain-free mobility in some dogs. In today's post, our Matthews vets describe how a dog's hip works, problems that could affect your dog's hip, and what’s involved in FHO surgery.

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ACL Surgery for Dogs

ACL Surgery for Dogs

Some of our favorite athletes will suffer from ACL injuries over the course of their careers, but did you know that your dog could also experience a very similar knee injury? In today's post, our Matthews vets share a little about the CCL (cranial cruciate ligament) and how injuries to it require something like ACL surgery for dogs to treat it.

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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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Caring for Pets in Matthews

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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