Veterinary & Pet Care Blog

Via our blog, our South Charlotte veterinarians at Sharon Lakes Animal Hospital share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

Signs That Your Dog May Need Dental Cleaning

Signs That Your Dog May Need Dental Cleaning

Dental health issues can lead to chronic pain and other health problems for your dog. Fortunately, many dental health issues can be avoided through routine dental exams and professional cleaning combined with a little extra care at home., Our vets share the signs of dental health issues in dogs and easy ways to keep your dog's mouth healthy.

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Dog Joint Pain - Signs & Treatments

Dog Joint Pain - Signs & Treatments

Joint pain symptoms are a common reason why many dogs are brought to be examined by our South Charlotte vets. While joint pain can often be an age-related condition there are effective treatments available to relieve joint pain in dogs of any age or activity level.

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What does a spider bite look like on a dog?

What does a spider bite look like on a dog?

Many of us are terrified by the thought of a spider lurking in our home, although they typically try to stay hidden well out of our way. That said, they can unexpectedly bite us or our pets. Some of the spider bite symptoms our South Charlottevets see in dogs are very serious and require urgent care. Here's what to do if you think that your dog may have been bitten by a spider.

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Why is my cat limping? What should I do?

Why is my cat limping? What should I do?

It doesn't matter if your kitty is an indoor cat or outdoor adventurer there are countless ways that your cat could injure a leg or paw and wind up limping. That said, injuries aren't the only cause of limping in cats. Today our South Charlotte vets share a few reasons why your cat may be limping and what you should do.

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Cats Paralysis - Full, Partial & Laryngeal Paralysis

Cats Paralysis - Full, Partial & Laryngeal Paralysis

If your cat has lost their ability to move their back legs, all 4 legs, or another part of their body they may be suffering from a type of paralysis. However, cats can also suffer from laryngeal paralysis which is actually a disorder of the upper airway.  Our South Charlotte vets explain more...

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What causes diarrhea in dogs, and what can I do to help?

What causes diarrhea in dogs, and what can I do to help?

Our South Charlotte vets know that if your dog has diarrhea you need a cure FAST! Here are some common causes of diarrhea in dogs and what you can do to help resolve this messy issue.

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Help! My cat won't eat! What should I do?

Help! My cat won't eat! What should I do?

If your cat suddenly stops eating you are bound to be concerned. Should you rush your feline friend to the emergency vet clinic or wait until your regular vet is available? Our South Charlotte vets share some common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to tell if it’s time to head to the emergency vet.

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FLUTD & Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

FLUTD & Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Our South Charlotte vets see far fewer urinary tract infections in cats than in dogs, nonetheless, there are a number of other urinary tract conditions that frequently affect older cats. Below we explain more about urinary tract infections and other urinary conditions in cats.

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Tips for Helping Anxious & Depressed Dogs

Tips for Helping Anxious & Depressed Dogs

Is your dog showing signs of anxiety or depression? Try these tips from our South Charlotte vets.

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Cat Laryngitis - What to Do if Your Cat Loses Their Meow

Cat Laryngitis - What to Do if Your Cat Loses Their Meow

Has your kitty's meow been reduced to a squeak or a scratchy rasp? Laryngitis in cats can be the result of a number of different underlying causes. In today's post our Charlotte vets share more about cat laryngitis symptoms, causes and treatments.

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