Ways Pet Owners Can Save Money on Pet Care

  It may seem odd that a veterinarian is offering advice on how to not spend money on pets but here me out. All vets want their patients to live long healthy lives. It is why we do what we do. Sometimes that is not possible due to inherited conditions or traumatic injuries. However, for most pets, the best way to save money is to do a few simple preventive measures.   First, keep your pets roaming limited to your yard or leash walks Animals get into mischief, just like toddlers, when left to their own devices. As human as
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When Pet Parents are Staying at Home

I am sure you have seen the funny memes.  Dogs super excited to have companionship all day and cats secretly wishing all these people would leave the house.  We have too.  But the truth is, our pet’s lives are as disrupted as ours. As a Fear Free Certified Practice, pet behavior and reducing stress has always been at the forefront of all we do.  Because of that knowledge, we thought we could share some tips on keeping your pets happier during these stressful times. Tip #1: Routine is key  Pets are creatures of habit.  They wake up asking to “go
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Parasite Prevention: Protect Your Pets – Protect Your Family

We have all been living with restrictions on our lives because of COVID 19…and these are certainly important to keep us safe. But COVID will be conquered with good hygiene and by developing cures and a vaccine in the future.  Did you know there are other dangerous diseases we can contract because of our environment and the animals we live with?  The Charlotte, NC area is blessed with the beauty of lush green fields and forests. Hiking, visits to Lake Norman, dog parks, and other outdoor activities are popular for many of our residents. Unfortunately, we are not the only ones
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Why We Love Older Pets

If you have visited our practice you have probably met Parker and Maddox, our clinic kitties.  They are as much a part of our team as any of the staff.  Since we have been open 15 years the cats, who are original inhabitants, have grown into senior citizens.  We know they are jumping less because of arthritis and they sleep more.  They are still known to snatch one of our discarded treat filled syringe covers to scarf the yummy leftovers if we are not careful.  And burrowing into the freshy dried laundry is still a favorite thing. The team monitors
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Holiday Pet Hazards

I was discussing holiday hazards with a veterinary friend in preparation for writing this blog.  She shared this story, “Early in my veterinary career I remember vividly the day one of our clients came rushing into the practice with her two dogs. She had been running errands in preparation for her annual Christmas party and had the dogs with her in the car. Heidi and Ho were two standard dachshunds each weighing in at around 18 pounds. Like most dachshunds they were excellent beggars and loved food. As their owner made her way from errand to errand the dogs chilled
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