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Read our blog where our Knightdale veterinarians offer you useful tips and helpful advice on a range of topics to help you provide your pet a happy and healthy life.

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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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Why Routine Vet Checkups are Important

Why Routine Vet Checkups are Important

Annual cat and dog exams, or vet checkups for your dog or cat, allow your veterinarian 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. Today, our Knightdale vets explain the benefits of preventive care for pets. 

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Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs and airways that can occur in cats for a number of reasons. Today, our vets at Smithfield Road Veterinary Hospital share more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for pneumonia in cats.

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Inflammatory Bowl Disease (IBD) in Cats

Inflammatory Bowl Disease (IBD) in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can affect your cat’s digestion, appetite, and quality of life. It can also be challenging to diagnose. Today, our Knightdale vets explain more about IBD in cats, including symptoms, causes, treatments, and whether inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in cats is painful.

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Diabetes in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatments

Diabetes in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatments

Diabetes in dogs is becoming more common. Today, our Knightdale veterinarians discuss some of the most common signs of diabetes in dogs, as well as what you should do if your dog exhibits diabetes symptoms.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs

Inflammatory bowel disease can affect your dog's entire gastrointestinal tract or just a portion of it. It can be difficult to diagnose as well. Our Knightdale veterinarians provide information on the symptoms and treatment of IBD in dogs, as well as foods that may help.

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What Are the Signs of Kidney Failure in Cats?

What Are the Signs of Kidney Failure in Cats?

Kidney failure can be fatal to your cat's kidneys, related organs, and bodily functions. Today, our Knightdale veterinarians discuss the signs and symptoms of kidney failure in cats, as well as possible causes and treatment options.

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How to Care for Your Cat After Orthopedic Surgery

How to Care for Your Cat After Orthopedic Surgery

There are a few things you can do at home to help your cat get back to normal as soon as possible after surgery. Our Knightdale veterinarians offer tips and advice on how to help your cat recover from surgery.

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