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.

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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What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?

What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?

If your dog is suffering from diarrhea, you are likely a very concerned pet parent. Plus, you want a cure fast. In today's post, our Flat Rock vets list common causes for diarrhea in dogs and explain how it's treated. 

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What You Need to Know About Rabies Vaccines for Cats

What You Need to Know About Rabies Vaccines for Cats

The rabies vaccine is one of the most essential pet vaccinations your cat will need in their lifetime. In this post, our Flat Rock vets share the facts about rabies, how it's transmitted and why the vaccine so important.

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Best Food for Dogs with Allergies

Best Food for Dogs with Allergies

While food allergies are uncommon in dogs, they may afflict your pooch and the symptoms can be stressful for both you and your canine companion. Here, our Flat Rock vets list the best foods for alleviating your dog's food allergy symptoms. 

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Dog Training Advice to Keep in Mind

Dog Training Advice to Keep in Mind

You've just brought a new puppy or rescue dog home. The next item on your to-do list: Training. Our Flat Rock vets share dog training advice and tips for new owners to remember.

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Should I get my indoor cat vaccinated? Why and when to do it

Should I get my indoor cat vaccinated? Why and when to do it

Our Flat Rock vets share some insights about why it's a good idea to have your indoor cat vaccinated against a number of serious conditions and diseases.

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Renal Failure in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Renal Failure in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Renal failure (kidney failure) in dogs can have numerous causes. In this post, our Flat Rock vets share some facts about causes, symptoms and treatment of renal failure in dogs.

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Cat Urinary Infection & Treatment

Cat Urinary Infection & Treatment

Cat urinary tract infections are much more rare than urinary tract infections in dogs. However, cats (in particular senior cats) do frequently experience other urinary tract issues. Today, our Flat Rock vets share symptoms, causes and treatments for urinary tract infections and diseases in cats.

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