Pet Care Blog

Our Charlotte veterinarians at Providence Animal Hospital share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

BBQ Safety For Pets

BBQ Safety For Pets

Barbecues are a great way to spend the evening, and with the delicious smells coming off the grill it's not surprising your pets want to join in on the fun! Today, our Providence Animal Hospital vets talk about general grill safety for pets and some of the safe and harmful BBQ foods for cats and dogs.

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Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

If you enjoy hot temperatures, you should be aware of heatstroke in dogs, including the causes, symptoms, prevention and cure. Today our Charlotte vets explain the symptoms of this potentially deadly condition and what to do if you think your dog has heatstroke.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed

Getting Your Dog Fixed

Spaying or neutering your dog can have many health benefits for your pup. Today, our Charlotte vets list some facts about spaying and neutering and how it can benefit your four-legged friend. 

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Why does my dog eat grass? Are they poisoned?

Why does my dog eat grass? Are they poisoned?

Concerned clients often ask us why their dog would eat grass, and whether this is a safe habit. In this post, our Charlotte vets share some reasons dogs may eat grass, and when it can become an issue.  

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Dog Skin Problems: Dog Scratching, Itching, & More

Dog Skin Problems: Dog Scratching, Itching, & More

Has your dog been itching, scratching and licking more lately? These are signs that your pooch has a skin condition referred to as dermatitis. Learn what may be causing the skin problems and how you can help treat them. 

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Why is my dog constipated? What should I do?

Why is my dog constipated? What should I do?

Today, our vets in Charlotte offer some tips on what to do if you think your dog might be constipated. Plus, symptoms of constipation and potential treatments. 

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Ear Infection in Dogs

Ear Infection in Dogs

At our animal hospital in Charlotte, our vets often see dogs with ear infections, especially those with long, floppy ears. Most ear infections in dogs are easily treated if caught early. Here, our vets share some signs of dog ear infections, and what to do if you suspect your dog has one.

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Must-Have Items You Need Before Bringing Home a Puppy

Must-Have Items You Need Before Bringing Home a Puppy

It's finally time to bring your puppy home! But which items do you need to make their welcome a great one? Here's an essential checklist from our Charlotte vets - plus advice on how often your new pup should come in for a checkup.  

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Is Your Cat Overweight? Signs, Symptoms & What to Do Next

Is Your Cat Overweight? Signs, Symptoms & What to Do Next

Our Charlotte vets offer insight on signs that your cat may be overweight, and what steps you should take next to get your feline friend back on track and healthy. 

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Why is my dog limping and how can I help them?

Why is my dog limping and how can I help them?

Dogs often limp if they are in pain. Our Charlotte vets list some of the causes of limping, what you can do to help your dog, and when to take your pup to your vet. 

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