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Health Tips & Advice For Your Pet

Our blog offers helpful tips and advice from our vets at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Winston-Salem, to help you keep your pet happy and healthy.

What To Do If Your Cat Loses Their Voice

What To Do If Your Cat Loses Their Voice

Has your kitty's purr-fect meow turned raspy, hoarse, or even silent? If so, your cat may be suffering from laryngitis. Today, our Winston-Salem vets explain the symptoms and causes of cat laryngitis as well as available treatments.

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Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery - What You Need to Know

Dog Intestinal Blockage Surgery - What You Need to Know

Does your dog tend to eat things they shouldn't? If so, it's essential to watch for signs of intestinal blockages. Intestinal blockages (obstructions) are relatively common issues seen by our Winston-Salem vets. Here we look at the causes and symptoms of this very serious condition, as well as the surgery that could save your dog's life.

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Cataract Surgery for Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Cataract Surgery for Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Cataracts can result in blurred vision and eventual blindness for your pooch, but surgery may be able to help to restore your dog's vision. Here our Winston-Salem vets share a little about what to expect when your dog goes in to have cataract surgery.

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My Cat is Breathing Heavy - Should I Call The Vet?

My Cat is Breathing Heavy - Should I Call The Vet?

You may be aware that dogs pant as a way to cool down, but panting is much less common in cats and could be a symptom of an underlying health problem. Here, our Winston-Salem veterinarians and team share some of the reasons why cats pant, and when to head to the vet.

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How to Relieve Constipation in Dogs

How to Relieve Constipation in Dogs

New Winston-Salem pet parents often wonder why they should get their dog neutered or spayed and how these surgeries actually benefit their canine companions. Here are some great reasons to get your dog fixed and what it entails.

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How to Treat Periodontal Disease in dogs

How to Treat Periodontal Disease in dogs

Periodontal disease not only negatively impacts the health of your dog's mouth, but it can also impact their overall health and wellbeing. Here, our Winston-Salem vets explain the disease as well as its symptoms, causes and treatment options. 

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How To Care For Your Cat After Surgery

How To Care For Your Cat After Surgery

After your cat's surgery a little extra love and attention are going to be required in order to allow for the incision to heal without becoming aggravated, injured, or infected. In today's post our Winston-Salem vets share some strategies for caring for your feline friend as they recover from surgery, including what to do for a cat not eating after surgery, and how to stop a cat from jumping after surgery.

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Getting Your Dog Neutered or Spayed

Getting Your Dog Neutered or Spayed

New Winston-Salem pet parents often wonder why they should get their dog neutered or spayed and how these surgeries actually benefit their canine companions. Here are some great reasons to get your dog fixed and what it entails.

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How can I tell if my dog has a fever?

How can I tell if my dog has a fever?

Knowing whether your dog has a fever can be challenging. Today, our Winston-Salem vets explain how to detect a fever in dogs, as well as symptoms of fever in dogs and what to do if your dog has a fever.

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What is anaplasmosis in dogs?

What is anaplasmosis in dogs?

Anaplasmosis is a tick-borne disease that threatens the health of people, pets and other animals in many areas across the US. Today our Winston-Salem vets explain the symptoms of Anaplasmosis in dogs and how this condition can be treated.

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