Pet Care Blog

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

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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Dog Chewing Problems: Why They Chew and How to Stop Them

Dog Chewing Problems: Why They Chew and How to Stop Them

Kidney failure can have a devastating impact on your cat’s kidneys, organs, and bodily functions. In today’s post, our Charlotte vets explain the symptoms of kidney failure in cats, in addition to potential causes and treatment options. 

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Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Cats

Symptoms of Kidney Failure in Cats

Kidney failure can have a devastating impact on your cat’s kidneys, organs, and bodily functions. In today’s post, our Charlotte vets explain the symptoms of kidney failure in cats, in addition to potential causes and treatment options. 

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Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder stones can lead to urination problems for your dog, and can even become life-threatening if they block the bladder. In today’s post, our Charlotte vets share what you need to know about bladder stones in dogs.

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How to Care for Your Hamster: The Basics

How to Care for Your Hamster: The Basics

Have you got your eye on a hamster as your next pet? In today’s post, our Charlotte vets offer some basic care tips on how to care for your new hamster buddy. 

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Ear Infection in Cats

Ear Infection in Cats

Today, our Charlotte vets discuss causes, symptoms and treatments for ear infection in cats, which are often uncommon for our feline friends but can turn serious if left untreated.

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Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

Lyme Disease is one of the world’s most common tick-transmitted diseases. Today, our Charlotte vets explain the causes, symptoms and treatment of Lyme disease in dogs. 

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