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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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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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