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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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Can Dogs Catch A Cold? You Bet

At UrgentVet, we understand dogs inside and out – not just physically, but psychologically as well. We know what makes them comfortable. We know what makes them anxious and irritated. Because we understand our canine friends so well, our emergency veterinarian...

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Pet Obesity Can Lead To Larger Problems

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 when it was...

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Is Your Pet In Pain? What To Watch For

Two of the most common after-hours injuries in dogs and cats are bleeding cuts and bite wounds. These injuries often occur on the face, limbs, feet, and tail so they are difficult to treat at home and can rarely wait until your regular vet is open. Many animals will...

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Protect Your Pet During Cold Winter Months

As the temperature drops in the Carolinas, it's important to make sure you're doing everything you can to protect your pet. More pets present to the vet ER for GI upset than any other illness. UrgentVet is uniquely qualified to manage the vast majority of these cases...

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Creating A Pet First-Aid Checklist

Like an urgent care center for people, we provide prompt veterinary care for dogs and cats. We take care of illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention – but aren’t serious enough to warrant an expensive trip to a 24-hour emergency hospital.Of course, it's...

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What To Do If Your Cat is Throwing Up

If you have a cat, chances are good that you’ve seen them vomit from time to time. But how much vomiting is normal for a cat? When should your cat’s vomiting become a cause for concern? If your pet is vomiting more than usual, it's important to call us right away. In...

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Hazardous Thanksgiving Foods To Keep Away From Your Pet

As much as you like Thanksgiving food, your pet probably likes it more. Expect them to follow you around the kitchen as you cook and ready to pounce on anything that hits the floor. While it can sometimes be cute and we let it slide, some Thanksgiving foods can cause...

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