Apr 11

It’s Tick Season in Charlotte, NC

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Did you know that a tick can increase its weight by 100 times during the 8-12 days that it is attached and feeding from its host? It’s the return of tick season here in Charlotte, and that means that your entire family is at risk: four-legged and two-legged alike. Beyond the thought of having a... Read More >
Nov 02

Dog and Cat Seizures and Heatstroke: Pet First Aid

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In dogs and cats, seizures and heat stroke are both very scary situations. Just as with humans, though, we don’t often give them much thought because many don’t consider them to be likely. The bottom line is that they are more common than you might think. Know what you can do to help your pet... Read More >
Jul 04

Dogs Can Die in Hot Cars in Just Minutes

Dogs in hot cars can die. Most people know that. What many don’t seem to realize is that cars don’t only get hot on hot days or how fast it happens. A comfortable 75° degree day with a breeze will still result in a dangerously hot car interior within minutes. Not hours.... Read More >
Jul 01

Heat Stroke

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Heat Stroke - What You Need to Know I met Max, a happy English bulldog, when I was in vet school at Penn.  Like many dogs of his breed, he had a little extra “insulation” due to a fondness for treats and big brown eyes that were hard to say no to.  Max was a typical couch potato dog who was... Read More >