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Pet Care Tips & Advice

Read our blog for regular updates about our Huntersville animal hospital, and for tips and advice on caring for your pets from our vets.

What You Need to Know About Parvo in Dogs & Puppies

What You Need to Know About Parvo in Dogs & Puppies

Parvovirus is a highly contagious, often deadly, virus that spreads very quickly between dogs through direct contact or contact with contaminated items such as toys or bowls.  Today our Huntersville vets share facts about parvovirus and how to protect your canine companion.

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How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

You love your cat and want to do everything you can to make sure they live a long and healthy life. So how often do you take a cat to the vet to keep them looking and feeling their very best? From kittenhood to their golden years - here's what our Huntersville vets recommend.

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How to Get Rid of Ear Mites in Cats

How to Get Rid of Ear Mites in Cats

Ear mites are a common and highly contagious issue for cats. These tiny parasites can irritate your cat's ears and skin and result in infections that lead to excessive itching, scratching and eventual health issues. Thankfully ear mites are relatively easy to treat. Today, our Huntersville vets list symptoms, causes and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Dr. Hemstreet's Retirement Letter

Dr. Hemstreet's Retirement Letter

Dr. Hemstreet, who has relished his years spent serving his many clients and working with our team at LakeCross Veterinary Hospital, is retiring on May 25. In his retirement letter, he recalls some fond memories and bids the Huntersville and Mecklenburg County communities goodbye.

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Kennel Cough Symptoms in Dogs

Kennel Cough Symptoms in Dogs

If your dog is coughing and croaking they might have kennel cough. Today our Huntersville vets share some facts about this highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs and what you should do if your pooch is coughing.

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Why Cat Vaccine Are Important for Indoor Cats

Why Cat Vaccine Are Important for Indoor Cats

We understand that skipping vaccinations for your indoor cat can be tempting but vaccines are as important for our feline homebodies as they are for cats who explore the great outdoors. Here our Huntersville vets explain why vaccines play an important role in the long-term health of both indoor and outdoor cats.

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Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why & When To Do It

Should I get my dog vaccinated? Why & When To Do It

Annual appointments for your dog's vaccinations and boosters may seem inconvenient, but our Huntersville vets believe that following the dog vaccination schedule below is the best way to protect your pup from catching a number of serious and potentially deadly diseases.

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Why Cat & Dog Checkups Are Important

Why Cat & Dog Checkups Are Important

Annual cat and dog exams give your vet an opportunity to monitor your pet's health, check for early signs of disease, and provide preventive treatments to help protect your pet against potentially life-threatening conditions. Here, our Huntersville vets explain the importance of routine exams for pets.

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How To Treat Hyperthyroidism In Cats

How To Treat Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a common health issue for middle-aged and senior cats in South Charlotte, but what exactly is hyperthyroidism in cats? What are the symptoms, and how can hyperthyroidism in cats be treated? Our vets explain...

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Tick-Borne Disease in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatments

Tick-Borne Disease in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatments

Tick-borne diseases pose a serious threat to the health of dogs throughout Huntersville and Mecklenburg County. Symptoms of these conditions can be painful and even be life-threatening for your pooch. Our vets explain more about tick-borne illnesses in dogs.

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