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Pet Parent's Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

Pet Parent's Guide to Spaying or Neutering Your Dog

New dog owners often wonder if they should get their puppy fixed. Today, our Mooresville vets explain how spaying or neutering your dog not only helps to prevent unplanned puppies, it can also benefit your dog's health and may prevent some unwanted behaviors.

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Do you have an overweight dog?

Do you have an overweight dog?

Because you see your dog every day it can be difficult to notice if they are gaining weight. Here our Mooresville vets share some ways to tell if your dog may be overweight, and what you should do.

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Help! My dog is limping, what should I do?

Help! My dog is limping, what should I do?

Limping is a common sign of pain in dogs. Our Mooresville vets explain some reasons why your dog could be limping, what you can do to help your dog, and when a vet appointment is needed.

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Why is my dog breathing so fast?

Why is my dog breathing so fast?

If your pup is breathing fast for no apparent reason, you're bound to be concerned. Today our Mooresville vets share some of the reasons why your dog may be breathing hard and when it's time for your dog to see the vet. 

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Boarding Options for Your Pet

Boarding Options for Your Pet

When making travel plans one of the biggest decisions for pet owners is what to do with their pets. Here, our Mooresville pets discuss boarding options and questions to consider when choosing a boarding facility.

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Asthma in Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

Asthma in Dogs - What Pet Parents Should Know

You may be surprised to learn that asthma is a relatively common condition in dogs. At Lake Norman Animal Hospital, our vets treat a range of respiratory conditions in dogs including asthma. Today we look at some common symptoms of asthma in dogs. 

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Hip Dysplasia Surgery for Dogs

Hip Dysplasia Surgery for Dogs

Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of one or both your dog's hips, which leads to pain or discomfort whenever your pup is exercising or simply changing position. Today our Mooresville vets share more about hip dysplasia, its symptoms and the surgeries used to treat this condition.

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IVDD Surgery for Dogs

IVDD Surgery for Dogs

Surgery isn't always required for IVDD, but for dogs suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease which affects their ability to walk, surgery is can be the best treatment option. Today our Mooresville vets explain more about surgery and other treatment options for dogs with IVDD. 

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Fun Facts About Dogs

Fun Facts About Dogs

Dogs are fantastic companions, loyal family members, great friends and some are even dedicated workers helping owners to navigate the world, search and rescue, or relieve the symptoms of anxiety! Today our Mooresville vets share some fun dog facts that you may not know.

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Tularemia 'Rabbit Fever' in Dogs

Tularemia 'Rabbit Fever' in Dogs

Tularemia (also know as 'Rabbit Fever') is a bacterial disease that is typically mild in healthy dogs, but can be deadly for pets that are immune compromised. Today our Mooresville vets share a few facts about tularemia and how your dog could contract this relatively rare disease.

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