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Preventing and Treating Heat Stroke


North Carolina is beautiful in the summer, but the summer heat also provides some dangers. Like humans, dogs and cats can become overheated. Unlike humans, our pets aren’t able to effectively reduce their body temperature by sweating. But, just because your furry pal can’t tell you when he’s too hot, doesn’t mean you can’t protect

Preventing and Treating Heat Stroke2019-09-05T17:42:18+00:00

Keeping Your Pet Calm During 4th of July Fireworks


We love celebrating the Fourth of July in Belmont, Fort Mill, and Westchase! Who doesn't love a good fireworks display? Well, for starters, your pet. While we understand and expect the loud bangs and booms of the Fourth, your pet doesn’t, and the typical noises of the holiday are often terrifying for animals. Not to

Keeping Your Pet Calm During 4th of July Fireworks2019-09-05T17:45:42+00:00

What You Need To Know About Canine Influenza


Working with your regular veterinarian, we recommend protecting your pet against canine influenza with vaccinations. Also called the dog flu, canine influenza is a highly contagious and potentially deadly viral infection that has affected dogs in most U.S. states. Some dogs suffering from canine influenza do not exhibit any symptoms but still spread the virus

What You Need To Know About Canine Influenza2019-09-05T17:48:27+00:00

Exercising With Your Pet is Good For Both of You


As we told you in a recent blog, your pet's weight is more important than you think. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the US are obese or overweight. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners said their pet's weight was normal

Exercising With Your Pet is Good For Both of You2019-09-05T17:50:15+00:00

Signs That Your Cat Is In Pain Right Now


Cats are so self-sufficient, it may be hard to notice if they are not feeling their best or dealing with a health issue. However, if you start seeing some changes in their behavior or eating and drinking habits, it could be they are dealing with a pain issue. This list will help you pay closer attention

Signs That Your Cat Is In Pain Right Now2019-09-05T17:54:56+00:00

Recognizing Signs Of Pet Dehydration And What To Do Next


Pet dehydration occurs when your pet loses an excessive amount of water from their body or an excessive intake of water into the body. Dehydration can make your pet feel lethargic and can potentially cause severe problems with the kidneys and other internal organs if untreated. Dehydration often accompanies symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, hypothermia (low

Recognizing Signs Of Pet Dehydration And What To Do Next2019-09-05T17:57:45+00:00

Four Preventable Diseases


Sometimes the healthiest of animals can still be afflicted with unfair illnesses. However, many diseases can be prevented if we take the proper precautions. April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and we want to talk about this and other preventable diseases that you can prevent in your pet. Heartworm Disease Mosquitoes are more than a

Four Preventable Diseases2019-09-06T01:12:36+00:00

Help Prepare Your Pet for a Baby


Now that you’re expecting a two-legged baby, your four-legged baby is in store for some serious life changes. Do your best to prepare your fur baby for your human baby by keeping the following six tips in mind: Train basic commands first — Before your baby arrives, spend time teaching your pet basic commands, like

Help Prepare Your Pet for a Baby2019-09-06T01:14:28+00:00

Four Household Products Toxic to Your Pet


You want to protect your pet from anything that could hurt them. March is Poison Prevention Month and we want to help you. Here are a few common household items that could prove to be fatal for your pet: Over-the-Counter Drugs. Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol. However, if your pet accidentally gets into some

Four Household Products Toxic to Your Pet2019-09-06T01:16:29+00:00