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MRIs for Dogs - How They Can Help

MRIs for Dogs - How They Can Help

Our board-certified veterinary neurologists use our in-house MRI to help diagnose a range of health issues in dogs from a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament to brain tumors. Today our vets explain why MRI scans can be helpful, and the conditions this technology can help diagnose.

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Why is my dog staggering and falling over? What does it mean?

Why is my dog staggering and falling over? What does it mean?

If your dog is staggering, stumbling, or falling over, it may be the result of a variety of medical issues, including injury, stroke, poisoning, or an infection. Here, our Matthews Emergency and Specialty Vets explain why you should get to a veterinary hospital right away.

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Epilepsy in Cats - Causes & Symptoms

Epilepsy in Cats - Causes & Symptoms

Our veterinary neurologists at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews diagnose and treat cats that are experiencing seizures for a variety of reasons ranging from diabetes to poisoning. Today we look at epilepsy in cats; some of the different types of seizures, and their most common symptoms.

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Understanding Epilepsy in Dogs

Understanding Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy is a relatively common condition in dogs, but our Matthews veterinarian neurologist understands that it can be frightening for pet parents to witness their dog having a seizure. Here's more on the types of seizures your dog may experience if they have been diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as the available treatments for this condition.

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Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis of Parkinson's in Dogs

Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis of Parkinson's in Dogs

There are a host of neurological conditions that can affect dogs as well as people, Parkinson's is one such disease. Our Matthews veterinary neurologist shares a little about Parkinson's disease in dogs, including the causes, symptoms, and how the condition is diagnosed.

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Symptoms of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs & Available Treatments

Symptoms of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs & Available Treatments

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a degenerative disease that can affect your dog's spinal cord and causes a range of painful mobility issues. Our Matthews NC veterinary neurologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves of pets. Here we explain more about IVDD in dogs.

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FHO Surgery in Dogs: What You Need to Know

FHO Surgery in Dogs: What You Need to Know

FHO surgery may be a good option if your dog is suffering from a hip condition or issue. In this post, our Matthews vets explain hip anatomy of dogs, conditions that may occur, what’s involved in FHO surgery procedure and recovery.

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Signs & Symptoms of Liver Cancer in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Liver Cancer in Dogs

At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Matthews, our veterinary oncologist uses advanced diagnostics and treatments to provide the best possible care to pets with cancer. Our vets understand how scary a diagnosis of liver cancer for your dog is, and we're here to help.

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Signs That Your Pet Needs Emergency Veterinary Care

Signs That Your Pet Needs Emergency Veterinary Care

Sometimes it can be difficult for pet parents to know when their animal is in need of emergency veterinary care. Today, our Matthews emergency vets share some of the signs and symptoms that indicate a it's time to head to your closest emergency vet hospital. 

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Dog Skin Cancer

Dog Skin Cancer

Skin cancer isn't something that most pet parents worry about when it comes to their dog, but skin cancer is still a very real health concern for our canine companions. Our Matthews oncology vets explain some skin cancers commonly sees in dogs.

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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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