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Pet Health Tips & Advice

Check in often to discover more tips and advice on pet health, from our dedicated team at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Rock Hill.

What is Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Disease in Dogs?

What is Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) Disease in Dogs?

Degenerative myelopathy is a hereditary condition that affects your dog's spinal cord and severely limits mobility. Our Rock Hill veterinarians provide more information about this debilitating condition in dogs.

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Ultrasound For Dogs & Cats

Ultrasound For Dogs & Cats

Your vet has recommended an ultrasound for your dog or cat, but what exactly does that even mean? And how can it help your pet? Today, our Rock Hill vets explain how ultrasounds are performed on pets, how to prepare your cat or dog for an ultrasound and what conditions can be detected.

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Symptoms & Treatment of Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Symptoms & Treatment of Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Laryngeal paralysis is a condition where a dog's windpipe fails to open correctly when breathing in. Rather than opening as it should, the sides of the windpipe are sucked into the opening. In severe cases, laryngeal paralysis can lead to suffocation, but treatment is available if caught early. Our Rock Hill vets explain more... 

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Dog Paw Pad Cut? Here's What To Do

Dog Paw Pad Cut? Here's What To Do

It's true that your dog's paw pads are much tougher than the bottoms of your feet, nonetheless, they can still get cut or badly hurt with grazes, gashes, or puncture wounds. Below are a few tips from our Rock Hill emergency vets on what you should do if your dog cuts their paw.

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My dog eats everything off the ground! Why?

My dog eats everything off the ground! Why?

Our Rock Hill vets know that as frustrating as it may be for pet parents, some dogs will eat anything! If this sounds like your canine companion here are some of the reasons why dogs eat things that are often gross or bizarre.

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What is the best food for dogs with food allergies?

What is the best food for dogs with food allergies?

Although food allergies are relatively uncommon in dogs when they do occur the symptoms can be stressful for both owners and their canine companions. Here our Rock Hill vets share the best dog foods for dogs with allergies.

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What is labored breathing in dogs & cats?

What is labored breathing in dogs & cats?

Labored breathing in cats or dogs means that your pet isn't just out of breath, but actually struggling to breathe. Our Rock Hill vets share some ways to determine whether your pet is having difficulties breathing, and what you should do.

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How To Tell if Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

How To Tell if Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Even for the most attentive pet parent, it isn't always obvious when a dog or cat is in need of urgent care. Knowing the signs of a pet emergency before one strikes may help you to decide when it's time to head to the emergency vet. Below our Rock Hill vets share some of the signs of a veterinary emergency.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) impacts not only your cat’s digestion and appetite but also their quality of life. Our Rock Hill vets explain more about IBD in cats, including symptoms, causes, and treatments.

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What is Anaplasmosis in dogs, and how is it treated?

What is Anaplasmosis in dogs, and how is it treated?

Anaplasmosis is one of the many tick-borne diseases that threaten the health of people, pets and other animals across North America. In today's post, our Rock Hill vets explain the symptoms of Anaplasmosis in dogs and how this potentially serious condition is treated.

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