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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 Is The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

What Is The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

Preventive care truly is the key to helping your cat live a long and healthy life. That's why our Flat Rock vets recommend that all cats receive the FVRCP vaccine. Here's how the FVRCP protects your cat's health.

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What is Whipworm in dogs?

What is Whipworm in dogs?

Whipworms are a common parasite that thrives in the large intestine and cecum of dogs, causing discomfort and leading to many uncomfortable symptoms. Today our Flat Rock vets explain more about whipworms in dogs.

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Facial Swelling in Dogs: Causes and Treatments

Facial Swelling in Dogs: Causes and Treatments

If you notice that your dog's face is swollen then there is most likely some kind of underlying health condition causing the swelling. Today our Flat Rock vets talk about what serious conditions facial swelling can be caused by in dogs.

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How Often Does Your Dog Need To Go To The Vet

How Often Does Your Dog Need To Go To The Vet

You love your dog and want to give them their best chance at a long and healthy life, that's where regular preventive vet care comes in. But exactly how often should you take your dog to the vet? Our Flat Rock vets explain.

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Signs of Gingivitis in Cats

Signs of Gingivitis in Cats

Dental problems can be extremely painful for our feline friends and as many as 85% of cats over the age of three have some form of dental disease. Our Flat Rock vets share signs and causes of gingivitis in cats, along with diagnosis and treatment.

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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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