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In order to help you keep your pets happy and healthy after your veterinary appointments, our Pittsboro vets share useful tips and helpful advice on our insightful blog.

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Chronic Pain Conditions in Dogs

Chronic Pain Conditions in Dogs

When a dog is experiencing ongoing chronic pain it can have a devastating effect on their overall quality of life. Here, our Pittsboro vets discuss the signs of chronic pain conditions in dogs and how you can help manage their pain and live comfortably.

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Dog Wound Care & Healing Stages

Dog Wound Care & Healing Stages

Not every cut or graze your dog gets will need veterinary intervention, so you need to know how to care for your dog's wounds. Here our Pittsboro vets provide tips on how to care for your dog's wounds at home.

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Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed

While uncommon, your cat may experience injury to their ears that result in hematomas. Today, our Pittsboro vets discuss aural hematomas in cats and everything you need to know about surgery to treat this condition.

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Dog ACL: What Is It?

Dog ACL: What Is It?

In humans, the ACL can commonly become injured, typically in athletes, but did you know that dogs have a similar ligament? In dogs, the ACL is actually referred to as the CCL. Here our Pittsboro vets discuss ACL (CCL) injuries in dogs, as well as how they can be treated and prevented.

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Cat Hernia Surgery

Cat Hernia Surgery

While uncommon, hernias in cats can occur for a variety of reasons, but the good news is that they are easily treated when discovered early. In this post, our Pittsboro vets talk about the types of hernias that cats experience and how they can be treated using surgery.

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TPLO Surgery in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

TPLO Surgery in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Fecal exams performed by your veterinarian are the best way to protect your pets and family against intestinal parasites. At Hope Crossing Animal Hospital in Pittsboro fecal exams provide your vet with the opportunity to test your cat or dog for intestinal parasites before more serious problems develop.

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How Old Do Kittens Have to Be to Get Fixed?

How Old Do Kittens Have to Be to Get Fixed?

If you have recently acquired a kitten then there will be a variety of preventive care that they will need, including being fixed to avoid unwanted litters and serious diseases. Our Pittsboro vets discuss the benefits of having your cat spayed or neutered and how old your kitten needs to be to get fixed.

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Dog Rabies Vaccine Schedule

Dog Rabies Vaccine Schedule

Rabies is a deadly disease that can be easily transmitted by a variety of animals that your dog may come into contact with. This disease can not only be transmitted to your dog but to yourself as well. In this post, our Pittsboro vets discuss rabies in dogs, why preventive care is so important, and what the rabies vaccine schedule looks like.

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Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

Aural Hematoma in Cat: When is Surgery Needed

Injuries in cats can sometimes lead to other concerns and conditions. One condition that may be the result of injuries is aural hematomas or blood blisters. Today, our Pittsboro vet team discusses the causes of aural hematomas in cats, symptoms, and when surgery may be necessary.

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Raising a Puppy & Kitten Together

Raising a Puppy & Kitten Together

The idea of raising a puppy and a kitten together might be the cutest thought, but there are many things that you should consider if you choose to go this route. Here, our Pittsboro vets explain the things that you should keep in mind when raising a puppy and kitten together in the same home.

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