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.

Help! Why does my dog keep eating everything?

Help! Why does my dog keep eating everything?

From toys and grass to feces and roadkill...some dogs will eat anything. If your dog eats things it shouldn't there may be good reason to be concerned. Today our South Charlotte vets look at why some dogs keep eating everything and tips on how to stop this problematic behavior.

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How to Tell if Your Cat is Overweight

How to Tell if Your Cat is Overweight

Chances are that you think of your cat as cuddly rather than overweight but carrying just a few extra ounces can make a big difference to your cat's health and longevity. In today's post, our South Charlotte vets explain how you can tell if your cat is overweight.

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Is my dog overweight?

Is my dog overweight?

You may think of your pooch as cuddly but carrying just a few extra pounds can affect your pup's health and longevity. Today our South Charlotte vets explain how to tell if your dog is overweight, and what you should do.

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Dog Food for Kidney Disease

Dog Food for Kidney Disease

If your pooch is suffering from chronic kidney disease, feeding them the right diet is going to be a key element of their treatment. For dogs with kidney disease, our South Charlotte vets may recommend a therapeutic diet with restricted protein, phosphorus and sodium combined with increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

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Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs

Healthy kidneys perform a range of essential functions, dogs suffering from acute kidney failure experience a sudden and rapid decline in kidney function that requires urgent veterinary care. Today our vets explain the signs of acute kidney failure in dogs, and what you should do if your dog suddenly shows signs of kidney failure. 

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Hepatitis in Cats & Available Treatments

Hepatitis in Cats & Available Treatments

Hepatitis is a liver disorder which can lead to a number of serious symptoms and health complications for your cat. Today, our South Charlotte vets explain the two types of hepatitis in cats, their causes, symptoms, and treatments. 

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What is the life expectancy for cats with IBD?

What is the life expectancy for cats with IBD?

Although there is no cure for IBD in cat's in many cases the condition can be managed, providing successfully treated cats with a good life-expectancy. Today our South Charlotte vets share more about inflammatory bowel disease in cats and the prognosis for cats suffering from IBD.

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Prognosis for Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Prognosis for Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Our vets often treat dogs with Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and although there is no cure for this condition, in many cases IBD can be successfully managed. Today we look at the prognosis for dogs with IBD. 

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs - Symptoms, Treatment & Diet

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs - Symptoms, Treatment & Diet

IBD can impact part or all of your dog's gastrointestinal tract. It can also be difficult to diagnose. Today, we share some of the symptoms of IBD in dogs, as well as foods that may help your pup feel better. 

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Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Cats

Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Cats

Whether an acute or chronic condition, failing kidneys can make your feline friend severely ill. Our South Charlotte vets explain causes, symptoms and potential treatments for kidney failure in cats.  

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