Dental disease is one of the more common conditions seen in cats and unfortunately affects most cats over the age of three. Dental diseases are entirely preventable though through routine oral health care. Our Pittsboro vets discuss the signs and symptoms of gingivitis and dental disease, along with how to diagnose and treat gingivitis in cats.
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Our feline friends are no different from people in their capacity to suffer from painful dental health issues due to injury or poor oral hygiene. But what exactly is good oral hygiene for cats and what sort of dental care do cats really need? Our Pittsboro vets explain how to clean your cat's mouth and keep their teeth healthy.
Urinary tract infections impact cats less frequently than dogs, but they nonetheless are a relevant health concern for our feline friends. Today our Pittsboro vets discuss UTIs and what they mean for cats, including what to expect from the recovery process.
Joint pain can impact the quality of life for dogs and potentially develop into a more serious condition or injury if left untreated. That said, it can be challenging to spot the early signs of joint pain in dogs, unless you know what to look for. Our Pittsboro vets share the types of joint pain seen in dogs and causes, symptoms, and treatments for that pain.
Ticks are responsible for spreading various diseases that are serious and dangerous to both pets and humans. Here, our Pittsboro vets explain the ways ticks flourish, including how to recognize them and how you can keep these parasites away from your pets and family.
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.
There are many external parasites but, fleas are the most common. If they go without treatment, fleas can cause infections as well as other severe diseases. Here, Our Pittsboro vets discuss the early signs of a flea infestation, as well as the steps you can take to help your pet if they do have fleas.