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Giardia in Cats

Giardia in Cats

Giardia is a group of protozoan parasites (identified by the letters A through H) that can infect people, as well as dogs and cats and lead to symptoms such as diarrhea and upset stomach. Today our South Charlotte vets share tips on how to tell if your cat may be infected with Giardia, and what you can do to help resolve symptoms and prevent family members and other pets from becoming infected.

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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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Dog Joint Pain - Signs & Treatments

Dog Joint Pain - Signs & Treatments

Joint pain symptoms are a common reason why many dogs are brought to be examined by our South Charlotte vets. While joint pain can often be an age-related condition there are effective treatments available to relieve joint pain in dogs of any age or activity level.

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What does a spider bite look like on a dog?

What does a spider bite look like on a dog?

Many of us are terrified by the thought of a spider lurking in our home, although they typically try to stay hidden well out of our way. That said, they can unexpectedly bite us or our pets. Some of the spider bite symptoms our South Charlottevets see in dogs are very serious and require urgent care. Here's what to do if you think that your dog may have been bitten by a spider.

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Why is my cat limping? What should I do?

Why is my cat limping? What should I do?

It doesn't matter if your kitty is an indoor cat or outdoor adventurer there are countless ways that your cat could injure a leg or paw and wind up limping. That said, injuries aren't the only cause of limping in cats. Today our South Charlotte vets share a few reasons why your cat may be limping and what you should do.

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Cats Paralysis - Full, Partial & Laryngeal Paralysis

Cats Paralysis - Full, Partial & Laryngeal Paralysis

If your cat has lost their ability to move their back legs, all 4 legs, or another part of their body they may be suffering from a type of paralysis. However, cats can also suffer from laryngeal paralysis which is actually a disorder of the upper airway.  Our South Charlotte vets explain more...

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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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The Most Common Kinds of Cancer in Dogs

The Most Common Kinds of Cancer in Dogs

You love your pup, so finding a suspicious lump or bump on your pooch is bound to be concerning. While it's important to remember that not every lump will turn out to be cancer the fact is that there is a chance that your dog's bump is cancerous. Below our South Charlotte vets share some of the most common cancers seen in dogs.

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