Pet Care Blog

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

Are rabbits rodents?

Are rabbits rodents?

Our Waxhaw vets clear up the confusion about whether rabbits are rodents, and explain the differences between the two. Plus: some tips for caring for and feeding your pet rabbit.

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Exotic Pets: What You Should Know Before Purchasing

Exotic Pets: What You Should Know Before Purchasing

Small exotic mammals can make great pets - as long as their owners understand their specific needs when it comes to daily care, health and nutritional requirements, and other needs. In this post, our Waxhaw vets list some popular small exotics and explain what you should consider before buying.

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs: What You Should Know

Periodontal Disease in Dogs: What You Should Know

Periodontal disease can negatively impact your dog’s oral health, in addition to his overall health and wellbeing. In this post, our Waxhaw vets define the disease and its symptoms, causes and treatment options. Plus, we discuss how to prevent dental health issues. 

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Why should I bring my dog to the vet's for professional teeth cleaning?

Why should I bring my dog to the vet's for professional teeth cleaning?

If you’re considering a professional teeth cleaning for your pup, our Waxhaw vets explain how it’s done and why it’s a critical element in your dog’s healthcare routine.

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Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Surgery

Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Surgery

Intervertebral disc disease is a painful, age-related degenerative condition seen in some dog breeds more than others. Our Waxhaw vets define the disease and explain symptoms, causes and treatment.

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Dog Hip Dysplasia: Symptoms, Causes & Surgeries

Dog Hip Dysplasia: Symptoms, Causes & Surgeries

If your pooch is showing signs of hip dysplasia such as pain or discomfort when exercising, it’s important to get checked right away. In this post, our Waxhaw vets describe symptoms and causes of the condition in dogs, plus surgical options.

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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery in Dogs: Procedure & Recovery

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery in Dogs: Procedure & Recovery

Considering Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery for your dog? In this post, our Waxhaw vets describe the procedure and what to expect as he recovers. 

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ACL Injuries & Surgeries in Dogs

ACL Injuries & Surgeries in Dogs

Our Waxhaw vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs, the surgeries we can perform to correct them and how these common knee injuries are treated. 

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Common Cat Illnesses & Symptoms

Common Cat Illnesses & Symptoms

Many cat illnesses and their symptoms can impact a cat’s long-term physical health and wellbeing, and even cause their untimely death if not treated soon enough. To help you try to avoid surprises, our Waxhaw vets offer advice about signs of illness. 

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Treating Cat Diabetes

Treating Cat Diabetes

Has your cat been diagnosed with diabetes? Our Waxhaw vets discuss risk factors for the disease, treatment options, and when you should seek help from your vet with treating cat diabetes.

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