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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.

Is it better to have one or two dogs?

Is it better to have one or two dogs?

While there can be benefits to having two dogs in your home there may be challenges to deal with. Here are some factors you have to consider before adding a second dog to your family, and tips from our South Charlotte vets to help the process go smoothly.

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Blood Tests For Dogs - What The Results Mean

Blood Tests For Dogs - What The Results Mean

Is your dog having blood tests done but you aren't sure why? Our South Charlotte vets explain why blood tests are an important tool in veterinary medicine, and what some common blood tests can tell us about your dog's health.

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Boarding Cats While On Vacation

Boarding Cats While On Vacation

Many pet parents wonder what to do with cats while on vacation. To help you find just the right solution for your feline friend, our South Charlotte vets share some ideas on where you can leave your cat while you are on vacation.

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Preparing to Leave Your Puppy Alone at Home for the First Time

Preparing to Leave Your Puppy Alone at Home for the First Time

Dogs are man's best friend (and woman's) but the majority of us are unable to spend every waking hour with our pups. At some point, you will need to leave your dog home alone. How do you prepare so that your puppy's first experience home alone is positive? Try these tips from our South Charlotte vets.

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I think my cat has a cold! What should I do?

I think my cat has a cold! What should I do?

 If your feline fur baby is sneezing or has a runny nose there's a good chance they have a cat cold. In today's post, our South Charlotte vets explain more about cat colds and when it's time to head to the vet.

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How To Tell If Your Cat Wants Another Cat For Companionship

How To Tell If Your Cat Wants Another Cat For Companionship

Cats often seem like aloof, solitary animals but they are actually very sociable creatures who thrive on building intimate ties with other animals. Below, our South Charlotte vets discuss getting a second cat as a companion for your first, and how to introduce them to each other.

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Puppy Shots Schedule

Puppy Shots Schedule

Getting your puppy vaccinated helps to protect your new bundle of fur from a wide range of serious, highly contagious diseases. During their first year, your puppy should see the vet several times for vaccines and booster shots to ensure that they are protected. We recommend following this puppy vaccination schedule from our South Charlotte vets.

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Rabies in Cats: Signs & Symptoms

Rabies in Cats: Signs & Symptoms

Rabies is a fatal virus that is highly contagious among cats and other pets. Our South Charlotte vets discuss the effects of the rabies virus on cats in this post, including how common it is, the symptoms it causes, and how it can be avoided.

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Why Dog Vaccinations Are Important

Why Dog Vaccinations Are Important

Our South Charlotte vets believe that vaccinations play a vital role in protecting your dog against a number of dangerous, and potentially deadly conditions. Below are just a few reasons why it's important to vaccinate your dog and our recommended schedule for your dog's vaccines.

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A Vet's Guide to Boarding Your Dog

A Vet's Guide to Boarding Your Dog

Need to board your dog, but have never left them before? Finding the right boarding facility can be an emotional journey. Below are a few tips from our South Charlotte vets to help you make an informed choice about the right dog boarding facility for your canine companion.

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