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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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How to Choose a Cat Breed

How to Choose a Cat Breed

The best cat breed for your home will be determined by your lifestyle and personality, as well as the characteristics you find most appealing in a feline companion. Our Knightdale veterinarians recommend the following six breeds as house cats.

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs: Causes & Treatments

Periodontal Disease in Dogs: Causes & Treatments

A dog's oral health has a direct impact on their overall health but sadly many of our canine companions don't get the dental healthcare they need to prevent oral health issues such as periodontal disease. Here, our Knightdale vets explain how periodontal disease in dogs can be treated and prevented.

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Everything You Need to Know About Parvo in Dogs

Everything You Need to Know About Parvo in Dogs

Parvovirus is an extremely contagious, life-threatening condition that spreads among dogs or through contact with contaminated items including toys and bowls. Here, our Knightdale vets discuss the facts pet owners need to know about parvovirus in order to keep their canine companions in good health.

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Why do cats knead?

Why do cats knead?

Because the activity is visually similar to kneading dough, The action cats frequently perform of pushing their paws against a soft object, such as a blanket or your lap is often called "cat kneading" or "making biscuits". Today, our Knightdale vets discuss cat kneading, why they do it, and if you should be concerned.

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Do Kittens Teeth?

Do Kittens Teeth?

Much like their canine counterparts, kittens grow baby teeth that fall out before their permanent teeth come in. Here, our Knightdale vets share a little about the kitten teething process and how you can help.

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Cavities in Dogs

Cavities in Dogs

Dogs can get cavities just like humans, due to poor oral health and hygiene. Here, our Knightdale vets share tips on how to prevent cavities in dogs and what to do if your pooch has one.

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Can Dogs Get Cavities?

Can Dogs Get Cavities?

Just like us, our pets can develop dental cavities due to inadequate oral hygiene. In today's post, our Knightdale vets explain how dog cavities are treated and how to prevent your canine companion from developing a cavity.

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What To Expect From Your Dog or Cat's Tooth Extraction

What To Expect From Your Dog or Cat's Tooth Extraction

Pet Dental Extractions are sometimes necessary to stop pain and allow your animal companion's mouth to heal. Today our Knightdale vets give the low down on cat and dog tooth removal.

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Rabies in Cats

Rabies in Cats

Rabies is an extremely contagious virus that is thankfully preventable. This illness affects the central nervous system of mammals. The disease spreads through bites from infected animals and travels from the site of the bite along the nerves until it reaches the spinal cord, and works its way from there to the brain. As soon as the rabies virus reaches the brain, the infected animal will start to display symptoms and often dies within 7 days.

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Can a Vaccinated Dog Get Rabies?

Can a Vaccinated Dog Get Rabies?

While the chances of a vaccinated dog contracting rabies are low, a rabies vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection. Today, the vets from Smithfield Road Veterinary Hospital discuss rabies and what to do if you suspect your dog might have been exposed.

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