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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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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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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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What causes yeast dermatitis in dogs, and how can it be treated?

What causes yeast dermatitis in dogs, and how can it be treated?

Our South Charlotte vets often treat dogs suffering from irritated, itchy, or flakey skin. These uncomfortable symptoms often stem from yeast dermatitis, a condition caused by the abnormal overgrowth of yeast normally on your dog's skin. Here are some signs, causes and treatments for yeast infections in dogs.

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Causes & Treatments for Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Causes & Treatments for Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Laryngeal paralysis in dogs is a serious condition characterized by a failure of the windpipe to open correctly when your dog breathes in. In severe cases, laryngeal paralysis in dogs can lead to suffocation, but when diagnosed early there are treatment options available. Today our South Charlotte vets share more about laryngeal paralysis in dogs and how it can be treated.

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What are the symptoms of kennel cough in dogs?

What are the symptoms of kennel cough in dogs?

Is your dog suffering from a dry non-productive cough? If so, your pooch may have kennel cough. In today's post, our South Charlotte vets share some facts about this highly contagious respiratory disease and what to do if your dog is coughing.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a progressive, degenerative condition in dogs that becomes more severe over time. Although there is no cure for this painful condition, symptoms can often be successfully managed to help your dog enjoy a good quality of life as they continue to age with OA.

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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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