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.

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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Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes & Symptoms

Anxiety & Depression in Dogs: Causes & Symptoms

Similar to humans, our dogs can also feel depressed or anxious. While symptoms could indicate these or other issues, you may be able to help them feel better by following this advice from our Waxhaw vets.

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Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

Here, our Waxhaw vets share a list of symptoms for pet parents to watch for when it comes to heatstroke in dogs. We also list actions to take if you suspect your dog is suffering from the condition. Plus: tips on prevention.

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Hernias in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

Hernias in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

Hernias in cats typically aren't serious and can be repaired with surgery, as long as they are detected early. Today, our Waxhaw vets offer information about what to expect from cat hernia surgery.

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How can I help my dog recover after surgery?

How can I help my dog recover after surgery?

After your dog has had surgery, you can play a pivotal role in helping them to fully recover. Today, our Waxhaw vets share some tips for how to care for your dog after surgery.

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Why do dogs eat grass?

Why do dogs eat grass?

In this post, our Waxhaw vets explain why dogs eat grass, and whether this habit is safe or good for them.

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