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Dog Cut Paw Pad - What to Do

Dog Cut Paw Pad - What to Do

Your pup's paw pads are built to take a lot of wear and tear but they aren't as tough as you might think. Many of our canine companions suffer from painful cracked skin, cuts, grazes and other paw pad injuries. Today, our South Charlotte vets discuss what to do if your dog cuts their paw.

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How To Choose The Healthiest Dog Food For Your Four-Legged Friend

How To Choose The Healthiest Dog Food For Your Four-Legged Friend

Your dog is a loyal friend, and a great way to return that love is by providing your pup with great tasting meals that meet all of their nutritional requirements. Today South Charlotte vets share tips on how to choose the best food for your dog.

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What Shots Do Dogs Need For Boarding

What Shots Do Dogs Need For Boarding

If you're going to be leaving your canine companion at a boarding facility in the near future it's essential to ensure that your dog has had all their required shots. Our South Charlotte vets explain which vaccines your pup needs to safely stay in a boarding facility.

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Why Urinalysis is an Important Diagnostic Test for Dogs & Cats

Why Urinalysis is an Important Diagnostic Test for Dogs & Cats

Understanding the reasons why your vet may recommend a particular diagnostic test for your pet can help you to make informed decisions about your dog or cat's healthcare. So today, our South Charlotte veterinarians explain the importance of urinalysis and what some results mean.

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Medical Pet Boarding - What It Is & Which Pets Need It

Medical Pet Boarding - What It Is & Which Pets Need It

Pet parents often need to go places where they can’t safely take their cherished four-legged friends, so clean, safe, reliable boarding is a must. Today, our South Charlotte vets discuss medical boarding, how it differs from other options, and when it is considered a good option.

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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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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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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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