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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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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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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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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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Cat Urinary Tract Infection & Disease

Cat Urinary Tract Infection & Disease

In cats, urinary tract infections are far less common than they are in dogs. Nonetheless, our Huntersville vets do commonly see a number of other urinary tract conditions in cats. Today we explain explain symptoms and treatments for urinary tract infections and other urinary conditions seen in cats.

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Hepatitis in Cats - Symptoms & Treatment

Hepatitis in Cats - Symptoms & Treatment

Hepatitis is a liver disorder that can lead to some very serious symptoms and health complications for your cat. Here, our Huntersville vets explain the two types of hepatitis seen in cats, their causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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