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.

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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My pet is healthy - why should I bother with a routine wellness exam?

My pet is healthy - why should I bother with a routine wellness exam?

Routine wellness exams help to keep your pet healthy by giving your veterinarian regular opportunities to examine your pet for earliest signs of disease and to monitor your dog or cat's overall health. Here, our South Charlotte vets share more about why routine exams are important and what to expect at your pet's annual vet checkup. 

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How long will my dog be in pain after neutering?

How long will my dog be in pain after neutering?

Our South Charlotte vets understand that the decision to get your dog spayed or neutered can be fraught with emotion. If you're unsure whether you should get your dog fixed keep in mind that these surgeries are routine for most vets, and the pain from neutering is typically short lived and easy to manage.

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How to Treat Bladder Infection in Dogs

How to Treat Bladder Infection in Dogs

Bladder infections and other bladder issues are common health issues for dogs that can be uncomfortable or even painful. In today's post our South Charlotte vets share the causes, symptoms and treatments for bladder infections in dogs.

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Ear Infection in Cats

Ear Infection in Cats

Cat's don't often suffer from ear infections but when they do these infections can be an indication of an underlying health issue. Here our South Charlotte vets explain some of the causes, symptoms and treatments for yeast infections in cat's ears, bacterial infections, inner ear infections and more.

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What To Do About Ear Infections In Dogs

What To Do About Ear Infections In Dogs

Our South Charlotte vets see a lot of ear infections in dogs, particularly in dogs with adorable floppy ears. The good news is that most ear infections are easy to treat if caught early. Here are some of the most common signs of dog ear infections, and what you should do if your dog's ears develop an infection.

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