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Rabies in Dogs

Rabies in Dogs

What is rabies in dogs and when should your canine companion have the vaccine? In this post, our Knightdale vets discuss how often dogs need these shots, how to know if your dog has rabies, potential side effects, and more.

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs

Vaccines are essential to your dog's health and, overall, the risk of a serious reaction is very low. Today, our Knightdale vets discuss some common reactions to vaccines in dogs and when it's time to seek veterinary care. 

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How to Get Rid of a Yeast Infection in a Dog's Ear

How to Get Rid of a Yeast Infection in a Dog's Ear

Yeast ear infections can be a real problem for dogs living in hot and humid climates - even for just a few brief summer months - but you may be able to help prevent your dog from developing a yeast ear infection. Our Knightdale vets explain how.

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Costs of Owning a Dog

Costs of Owning a Dog

Dogs can certainly steal our hearts away and become treasured members of our family, but that love and loyalty come at a very real price. Before taking on the responsibility of making a dog part of your family, be sure to consider these points from our Knightdale vets.

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Vomiting & Diarrhea in Cats & Dogs That Won't Stop

Vomiting & Diarrhea in Cats & Dogs That Won't Stop

Vomiting and diarrhea are two common signs of gastrointestinal upset in cats and dogs. These conditions can have numerous causes. Today, our Knightdale vets share what you should know, and what to do if your pet is experiencing these symptoms.

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How often should I take my dog to the vet?

How often should I take my dog to the vet?

You love your pup and want to give them their best chance at a long and happy life, that's where regular preventive veterinary care comes in. But exactly how often should you take your dog to the vet? Our Waxhaw vets explain...

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Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint Pain in Dogs

Joint pain symptoms are a common reason why many dogs are brought to be examined by our Knightdale vets. While joint pain can often be an age-related condition there are effective treatments available to relieve joint pain in dogs of any age or activity level.

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Cat Urinary Tract Infection

Cat Urinary Tract Infection

It's not often that our Knightdale vets see urinary tract infections in cats, when we do it is typically in senior cats or cats that are suffering from another urinary tract issue or disease. Today, we look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments for urinary tract infections and diseases in cats.

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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

While they are a common external parasite, ear mites are highly contagious. They can severely irritate both ears and skin in cats and dogs and lead to infections that cause excessive itching, scratching, and eventual health issues. They are more common in cats than dogs and are fairly easy to treat. Here, our Knightdale vets list symptoms, causes, and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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Renal Failure in Dogs

Renal Failure in Dogs

Renal failure in dogs is a serious condition requiring immediate veterinary care. In today's post, our Knightdale vets explain the types of renal failure seen in dogs as well as the most common symptoms of renal disease and how it is treated. 

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