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.

Easy Ways To Keep Your Cat's Teeth Clean

Easy Ways To Keep Your Cat's Teeth Clean

Oral health issues are as painful for cats as they are for people. Teeth and mouth pain could even prevent your feline friend from eating. Today our Flat Rock vets share some of the best ways to keep your kitty's teeth clean and healthy.

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Ear Infection in Dogs

Ear Infection in Dogs

Ear infection in dogs can turn serious if left untreated and is a chronic problem for many breeds. In this post, our Flat Rock vets list the different types of ear infections and how they are treated and diagnosed.

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Why won't my cat eat?

Why won't my cat eat?

Our Flat Rock vets understand that cats can be notoriously fussy eaters, so if your cat is refusing to eat it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause. Here are a few common reasons why your cat may not be eating, and when you should visit your vet. 

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Vomiting in Dogs

Vomiting in Dogs

Vomiting in dogs is often a symptom of gastrointestinal upset, though there are many potential causes. Today, our Flat Rock vets share essential tips about what to do to keep your dog safe and help them feel better. 

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How to Increase Red Blood Cells in Cats

How to Increase Red Blood Cells in Cats

In cats, a low red blood cell count can lead to anemia. Today, our Flat Rock vets offer insight on why your kitty may have a low red blood cell count, how to increase the number of red blood cells in cats, and more. 

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Signs and Causes of Anemia in Cats

Signs and Causes of Anemia in Cats

Anemia refers to the decrease in red blood cells or hemoglobin in your cat's body. This condition rarely appears on its own and is usually an indicator of another condition affecting your cat. Our Flat Rock veterinarians describe the types of anemia in cats and offer some insight on causes, symptoms and treatment options.

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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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