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Dog Skin Problems - Why is my dog scratching?

Dog Skin Problems - Why is my dog scratching?

Your dog might be suffering from dermatitis if they are itching, scratching, and licking at irritated skin. In today's post, our Knightdale vets discuss potential causes for dog skin problems and incessant scratching.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

We know how much you love your pet, and how difficult it can be to choose a vet with the right qualifications for their needs. So, what qualifications do you need to look for?

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Wellness plans and pet insurance are two different options for making pet health care more affordable. Each has its own unique benefits but knowing the difference between both services is important. Our Knightdale vets are here to explain the key differences between wellness plans and pet insurance.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a dangerous condition that could lead to severe lung disease, heart failure, damage to other organs, and possibly death for cats and dogs. Today our veterinary team in Knightdale discusses the reasons why it's important to prevent your pet from developing heartworm.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are responsible for spreading a range of dangerous diseases to both pets and people. Today, our veterinarians in Knightdale discuss the ways ticks thrive, including the signs you need to beware of, and how to protect your family and pets from these external parasites. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

The most frequently seen tick-transmitted disease in the world is Lyme disease. In today's blog, our vets in Knightdale discuss Lyme disease in pets including the symptoms you need to watch for and the treatment options available.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Having a veterinary fecal exam done for your cat or dog is the most efficient way to protect your pets and family from intestinal parasites. A fecal exam a year provides your Knightdale veterinarian with the opportunity to examine your pet for intestinal parasites before more dangerous conditions develop.

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Out of all the external parasites that can make your pet miserable fleas are the most common. If fleas are left untreated, they can cause infections and lead to some dangerous diseases. Here, our Knightdale vets discuss the early signs of fleas, and what you can do if your pet has them.

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