Tips & Advice

Advice From Our Vets

Our Flat Rock veterinarians at Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital & Veterinary Emergency Hospital share information and helpful tips to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

Fungal Pneumonia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Fungal Pneumonia in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Fungal pneumonia can lead to a number of symptoms including chronic cough, difficulty breathing, acute respiratory distress, and more. In this post, our Flat Rock vets discuss fungal pneumonia in dogs, including causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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About Fungal Infection in Dogs

About Fungal Infection in Dogs

Fungal infections can affect your dog's breathing, skin, or internal organs making your pooch uncomfortable, and very sick. In today's post our Flat Rock vets explain a little about some of the most common fungal infections in dogs, their symptoms and how they can be treated.

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Treatment of Ehrlichiosis in Dogs

Treatment of Ehrlichiosis in Dogs

Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease. It’s critical that the condition is detected early and treated. Our Flat Rock vets explain symptoms of ehrlichiosis in dogs, how it’s treated, and whether the disease can be cured.

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Help! My cat is breathing heavily, what should I do?

Help! My cat is breathing heavily, what should I do?

Dogs will often pant in order to cool down, but in cats this behavior is much less common and can be a symptom of an underlying health problem. Our Flat Rock vets share some of the reasons your cat might be panting or breathing heavily, and when to seek emergency care for your pet.

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Reactions to Vaccines in Dogs & Cats

Reactions to Vaccines in Dogs & Cats

Any veterinary medical procedure will have some risk associated with it. That said, when it comes to vaccinations, in most cases the benefits far outweigh the risks. In today's post our Flat Rock vets share some common reactions pets have to vaccinations, and what to do if your pet has a reaction to getting their shots.

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Fungal Infections in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Fungal Infections in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Fungal infections in cats can cause a wide range of alarming symptoms - and leave people and animals in danger of infection. Our Flat rock vets explain causes, symptoms and treatment for these conditions.

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Babesiosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Babesiosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Babesiosis can make your dog sick - and may infect other humans and animals. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prognosis for babesiosis in dogs from our Flat Rock vets. 

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Hepatitis in Dogs: Symptoms, Prognosis & Treatment

Hepatitis in Dogs: Symptoms, Prognosis & Treatment

Infectious canine hepatitis is a contagious disease that targets a number of organs. In this post, our Flat Rock vets explain symptoms of hepatitis in dogs, prognosis and other aspects. 

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Anemia in Cats: Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Anemia in Cats: Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Anemia in cats can be caused by either sudden blood loss or a potentially serious underlying condition. Our Flat Rock vets explain what anemia is, and describe its symptoms and treatment options.

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Anemia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Anemia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Anemia in dogs can be caused by a potentially serious underlying condition. Our Flat Rock Vets explain what anemia is, and describe its symptoms and treatment options. 

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