Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Are grains bad for pets

The biggest buzzword in pet nutrition for the past several years has been dog and cat manufacturers proclaiming their foods are "grain free." As...

Choosing the right dog

There are many aspects to consider when deciding what type of dog to add to your family. It's easy to fall in love with...

Heat exhaustion in pets

Dogs and cats must rely on panting to lower their body temperature during physical activity or hot weather. You should not rely on the dog...

Can you hear me? Five facts about dog ears

1. Dogs have as many as 18 muscles to control each ear, and they are able to move each ear independently. This very fine...

Protect your pets paws this summer

When out with your dog during the summer, remember that surfaces including asphalt and sand can become very hot and may remain dangerously hot...

Why does my puppy or kitten need multiple shots

Vaccinations trigger the immune system to produce antibodies against specific viruses or bacteria that cause disease. Puppies and kittens typically receive their first set...

Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes is a common problem in dogs and cats. It's symptoms are very similar to those seen in diabetic people. Most common symptoms include...

Why not to feed pets raw diets

Our hospital will occasionally have clients who are interested in feeding a raw food diet. Claims have been made that cooking destroys natural enzymes...

Travel Troubles: Motion Sickness in Dogs

Dogs often love to ride in the car, but some dogs struggle with motion sickness no matter the length of the trip. Sometimes the...

Featured articles

Local Second-Grader Supports Levine Children’s NICU through Art

MINT HILL, NC - Three years ago, Vanessa Birch, mom to then-five-year-old Hazel, was confronted with a problem familiar to all parents of preschoolers:...

Fall Splendor – Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden opens two Weekends in September

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to North Carolina State University, will open two weekends in September for...

News You Can Use: What’s Happening at the Local Library?

MINT HILL, NC - The local library looks a little different these days, but there are still many free services you can take advantage...

Back to School Picture Day

Charlotte, NC - Not sure what School Picture Day will look like this year.  Will the schools allow the “Picture People” in schools to...

Bank of America Grant will Help Families Escape Poverty

Indian Trail, NC – Sarah Kimbrough signed up to take Common Heart’s Getting Ahead classes for the $425 in gift cards (the free weekly...