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Dog Torn Ligament & Knee Surgery

Dog Torn Ligament & Knee Surgery

If your dog has a painful cruciate ligament injury their ability to walk and run will be significantly limited. But there are a number of surgeries designed to restore your dog's pain-free knee function. Our Matthews vets explain some options.

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How To Care For A Dog's Cut Paw Pad

How To Care For A Dog's Cut Paw Pad

Although your pup's paw pads are much tougher than the bottoms of your feet, they can still suffer from cuts, grazes and other injuries. Here, our Matthews emergency vets share advice on what to do if your dog has a cut paw.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat hernias are typically easy to treat and not too serious if diagnosed early. Here, our Matthews vets discuss what the various types of hernias are and what will happen if your cat experiences this condition.

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Signs of Bladder Infection in Dogs

Signs of Bladder Infection in Dogs

Dogs often suffer from bladder infections and other conditions affecting the urinary tract. These conditions can range from mildly uncomfortable to very painful for our four-legged friends. Today, our Matthews vets discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for bladder infections in dogs.

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A Pet Parent's Guide to Heart Murmur in Cats

A Pet Parent's Guide to Heart Murmur in Cats

Is your cat experiencing symptoms such as loss of appetite, breathing problems and pale gums? These symptoms could be a sign of a heart murmur. In today's post, our Matthews vets discuss the causes of heart murmurs in cats, signs, and treatment.

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Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs - Treatment, Symptoms & More

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs - Treatment, Symptoms & More

Congestive heart failure in dogs is a condition characterized by coughing, breathing difficulties, and other troubling symptoms. Today, our vets at Carolina Veterinary Specialists discuss the causes of congestive heart failure, symptoms to watch for, and available treatments. 

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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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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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