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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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Why should I have my indoor cat vaccinated?

Why should I have my indoor cat vaccinated?

Although it might not seem important, our vets in Knightdale explain why your cat receiving its vaccine is crucial to lifelong health. 

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I Think My Cat Has a Cold - What Should I Do?

I Think My Cat Has a Cold - What Should I Do?

Does your cat have a runny nose and watery eyes? In today's post, our Knightdale veterinary team explains more about cat colds and when it's time to call your vet.

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How to Tell if Your Cat is Overweight

How to Tell if Your Cat is Overweight

Ear infections are a common problem in dogs, especially in dogs with long floppy ears. Today our Knightdale vets share the signs of ear infections in dogs, and what you should do if your pup's ears aren't as healthy as they should be.

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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear infections are a common problem in dogs, especially in dogs with long floppy ears. Today our Knightdale vets share the signs of ear infections in dogs, and what you should do if your pup's ears aren't as healthy as they should be.

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Smithfield Road Veterinary Hospital, PLLC is currently accepting new patients! Our experienced and kind vets are passionate about the health of Knightdale pets. Contact us today to book your furry friend's first appointment.

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