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The veterinarians at Providence South Animal Hospital in Waxhaw share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Dental problems in cats can be excruciatingly painful. Gingivitis is the initial stage of periodontal disease, and it affects up to 85 percent of cats over the age of three. This stage is reversible with proper care, and our Waxhaw vets will assist you in getting there.

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FHO Surgery for Dogs

FHO Surgery for Dogs

Is your four-legged friend suffering from a painful hip condition? FHO surgery could be right for your pooch. Here, our Waxhaw vets describe what's involved in FHO surgery as well as the conditions this effective surgery can be used to treat.

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Dog Dental Chews: Do they really work?

Dog Dental Chews: Do they really work?

There are many dog dental treats and chews on the market—but do they really work? Here, our Waxhaw vets explain how to find out if a dog dental chew is worth purchasing, which factors to consider, and safety tips every dog owner should keep in mind.

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Should my dog take calcium supplements?

Should my dog take calcium supplements?

Many people take calcium supplements every day to help them maintain their wellbeing—but does your dog need to take them as well? The short answer: not usually. Here, our Waxhaw vets explain more about calcium supplements for dogs. 

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The 5 Best Pet Lizards for Beginners

The 5 Best Pet Lizards for Beginners

Lizards can make great pets, they can be low-maintenance and fun. Today, our Waxhaw vets share the top 5 lizards they recommend for beginners. 

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Why does my dog's breath smell so bad?

Why does my dog's breath smell so bad?

Do you find yourself recoiling from the smell coming from your dog's mouth? Bad breath is common in our canine companions, especially as they age, but it can indicate a serious health issue for your pup and shouldn't be ignored. Today, our Waxhaw vets explain what causes bad breath in dogs and how you can treat it.

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Common Dental Problems in Cats

Common Dental Problems in Cats

Just like humans, our feline friends are susceptible to dental disease if they don't receive the proper oral hygiene care. Often painful for your cat, dental disease is a serious issue that can affect their overall health. Today, our Waxhaw vets explain some common dental diseases found in cats and what to look out for.

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

A cranial cruciate rupture is one of the most common orthopedic injuries seen in dogs. Sometimes known as a dog ACL, the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), is a ligament in the knee that helps to connect the lower leg bone to the upper leg bone. Today our Waxhaw vets discuss why this ligament is prone to injury and how CCL ruptures are treated. 

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What is the best heartworm prevention for my dog?

What is the best heartworm prevention for my dog?

Heartworm is a serious disease in dogs that can result in severe lung disease and organ failure. Today our Waxhaw vets talk about what heartworm disease is and how to prevent it.

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BBQ Safety for Dogs & Cats | The Dos and Don'ts of Grilling with Pets

BBQ Safety for Dogs & Cats | The Dos and Don'ts of Grilling with Pets

Barbecues are fun for the whole family, and with delicious smells wafting off the grill, it's no surprise your pets want in on the action too! Our Providence South Animal Hospital vets are here to talk to you about how to keep your pets safe around the BBQ and what foods they can safely enjoy!  

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