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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.

Dog Seasonal Allergies 101

Dog Seasonal Allergies 101

Dogs, much like their adoring humans, can suffer from problematic seasonal allergies although their symptoms are quite different. From itchy eyes to hair loss, today our Huntersville vets discuss the symptoms of seasonal allergies in dogs and what you can do to help your pooch feel better.

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All About Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

All About Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

At LakeCross Veterinary Hospital in Huntersville our vets believe that educating our clients plays a key role in helping them become outstanding pet owners. So today, we discuss urinalysis for dogs and cats, why it's an important test and how to understand your pet's urinalysis results.

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Signs That a Cat is In Pain

Signs That a Cat is In Pain

Cats are stoic creatures which makes spotting the signs of pain in cats challenging. In today's post, our Huntersville vets provide advice on how to tell if your cat is in pain, and what you can do to help.

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Diet For Cats With Hyperthyroidism

Diet For Cats With Hyperthyroidism

Your cat's thyroid releases hormones that regulate many processes within the body. When thyroid hormone levels become too high, (hyperthyroidism), your cat is at risk of developing serious health issues. Today our Huntersville vets explain how hyperthyroidism in cats can be treated with dietary changes. 

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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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