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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.

What does ringworm look like on a dog?

What does ringworm look like on a dog?

Contrary to its name, ringworm is a fungus comparable to athlete's foot. It produces infective seeds known as spores, which are highly resilient and difficult to eliminate in the environment. Ringworm may infect the skin of dogs and other animals. Today, our vets in Flat Rock discuss ringworm in dogs and what it looks like. 

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How often do you take a cat to the vet?

How often do you take a cat to the vet?

You want to do everything in your power to help your cat live a long, healthy life. So, how often should you take a cat to the vet to keep them feeling and looking their very best? From their first days as a kitten to their senior years, here are some recommendations from our Flat Rock vets. 

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Dog Dental Care: How to Take Care of Your Dog's Teeth

Dog Dental Care: How to Take Care of Your Dog's Teeth

Dogs can be impacted by tooth decay and gum disease just like people can. That's why caring for your dog's teeth is an important aspect of protecting their overall health. In today's post, our Flat Rock vets share tips on how to clean your dog's teeth and more.

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Joint Pain in Dogs: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Joint Pain in Dogs: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Joint pain can have a significant negative impact on your dog's quality of life and develop into a more serious condition. However, it can be challenging to detect early signs of joint pain in dogs, unless you know what to look for. Our Flat Rock vets share the types of joint pain seen in dogs, along with causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Cat Limping - When to See the Vet

Cat Limping - When to See the Vet

While cats are typically thought of as nimble, agile creatures, illness or misadventures can cause limping and discomfort. Today, our Flat Rock vets list a few reasons why your cat might be limping, and when to go to the vet.

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How can I cope with my puppy's teething?

How can I cope with my puppy's teething?

During the teething phase, your adorable four-legged friend is likely feeling some pain - and perhaps chewing on things they shouldn't. In this post, our Flat Rock vets offer a few tips on how to relieve your puppy's pain and navigate this challenging stage.

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How to Stop & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

How to Stop & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease can significantly impact your dog's oral health (along with his overall health and well-being). Today, our Flat Rock vets describe the disease and its symptoms, and how to prevent and treat the condition. 

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Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Tired of dealing with stinky dog breath? While bad breath is common in dogs, especially as they age, it can be a sign of a serious health issue in your pup. Here, our Flat Rock vets explain what causes bad breath in dogs and how to help prevent and treat it. 

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Cat Dental Health & Care: What Every Owner Should Know

Cat Dental Health & Care: What Every Owner Should Know

For cats, dental health is key to good long-term oral and overall health. In this post, our Flat Rock vets share some tips on how to care for your cat's teeth and maintain their dental health. We also discuss how to tell if your pet has dental health issues and review the benefits of professional pet dental cleaning exams and services.

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Cat Laryngitis: What to Do if Your Cat Loses Their Meow

Cat Laryngitis: What to Do if Your Cat Loses Their Meow

Have you noticed that your kitty's meow has been reduced to a scratchy rasp, squeak or complete silence? Laryngitis in cats can be caused by numerous factors. Today, our Flat Rock vets share more about cat laryngitis symptoms, causes and treatments. 

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