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.

Common Dog Illnesses & Symptoms

Common Dog Illnesses & Symptoms

Posted Mar 23rd, 2020

Many common dog illnesses and symptoms can be cause for concern, or even fatal if left untreated. Our Waxhaw vets offer advice about health problems to watch for.

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Signs of Bone Cancer in Dogs

Signs of Bone Cancer in Dogs

Posted Mar 13th, 2020

Bone cancer in dogs is one of the most serious diseases that can afflict our furry companions. Our Waxhaw vets outline how to spot symptoms of the condition, and when to book an appointment with your vet.

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What is the difference between pet insurance and wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and wellness plan?

Posted Dec 19th, 2019

Wellness plans and pet insurance can help to make your pet's veterinary care more affordable, but it's important to note that they cover very different aspects of your pet's healthcare. Here, our Waxhaw vet explains the differences and the benefits of each.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Posted Dec 19th, 2019

Ticks pose a real danger to people and pets in the Waxhaw area. These external parasites can spread a number of serious diseases. In today's blog our vets explain some ways to spot ticks and how to keep them away from your pets and your family.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Posted Dec 11th, 2019

Heartworm can result in severe lung disease, heart failure, and other organ damage in our pets. That's why our Waxhaw vets believe that prevention of heartworm is the crucial. Help keep your pet free from heartworm, here's how... 

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How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

Posted Dec 9th, 2019

Fleas are the most common external parasite that can affect your dog or cat. Our Waxhaw vet shares the most common signs and symptoms of fleas, and what you can do if you spot fleas on your pet.

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Posted Dec 9th, 2019

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. Here, our Waxhaw vets describe some of the signs and symptoms to look out for if you're concerned that your pet may have Lyme disease.

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Can Cats Catch Colds?

Can Cats Catch Colds?

Posted Dec 9th, 2019

Cats do occasionally catch colds, and may display symptoms similar to people such as sneezing and a runny nose. Here's more from our Waxhaw vet on the causes of cat colds, and when to seek veterinary care for your feline friend. 

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Is It Safe?

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Is It Safe?

Posted Dec 9th, 2019

Concerned dog owners often contact our Waxhaw veterinary clinic asking if it's safe for their dog to eat grass. Today our vet explains a little about why your dog may be eating grass and what you can do.

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Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Posted Dec 9th, 2019

To ensure that your pet, and your household, are safe from intestinal parasites our Waxhaw vets recommend that your pet has yearly fecal exams. Fecal exams help your vet to detect intestinal parasites lurking within your pet, that may otherwise go undetected.

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