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.

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm is a serious condition that can result in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage and even death. Heartworm disease is most often found in dogs, cats and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

The best way to ensure that your pet, and your family, are safe from intestinal parasites is by getting annual pet fecal exams done at your vet's office.

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How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

Fleas can make your pet miserable! In fact, fleas are the most common external parasite that can affect your dog or cat. If left untreated, fleas can lead to infections and cause more serious diseases. Here, our Charlotte vets describe some early signs that your pet may have fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are a danger to people and pets because they can spread a number of serious diseases. Here, our South Charlotte vets explains more about these external parasites including what to look for, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Our South Charlotte vets explain a little about Lyme disease in pets; what it is, what symptoms to watch for, and how your pet can be treated if diagnosed. 

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