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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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Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

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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Complete Guide to Cat Dental Care

Complete Guide to Cat Dental Care

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.

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease can threaten your dog’s oral health as well as his overall health and wellbeing. In this post, our Pittsboro vets define the disease and explain symptoms, causes, and treatment options. Plus: tips on prevention.

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Cat Urinary Tract Infection: Recovery & Treatment

Cat Urinary Tract Infection: Recovery & Treatment

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.

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Joint Pain in Dogs: Signs, Possible Causes & Treatment

Joint Pain in Dogs: Signs, Possible Causes & Treatment

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.

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6 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Dog Healthy

6 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Dog Healthy

As a dog owner, you always want what's best for your beloved companion, including helping them live a long and happy life. Here, our Pittsboro vets discuss 6 things you can do to help keep your dog healthy.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

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.  

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

There are many cat illnesses that have worrying symptoms and could be deadly if they go too long without treatment. In this blog, our Pittsboro vets talk to you about the signs and symptoms of common cat illnesses that you should be aware of.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

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 can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

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.

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Our vets at Hope Crossing Animal Hospital are now accepting new patients! Our talented veterinary team is passionate about caring for the pets of Pittsboro. Contact us today to book your first appointment. 

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