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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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What Are the Symptoms of a Spider Bite on a Dog?

What Are the Symptoms of a Spider Bite on a Dog?

Spiders would rather hide from you and your pet than bite, but spider bites do occur on occasion. In some cases, the spider bites our Knightdale vets see on dogs cause serious symptoms that necessitate immediate medical attention; however, most spider bites on dogs cause minor irritation but are generally harmless. Learn more about spider bites on dogs in the sections below.

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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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