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Fear Free Practice Certification

Established in 2016, the Fear Free movement is becoming more sought after by both pet owners and members of the veterinary field. This is largely due to an increased recognition of the importance of the emotional wellness of our pets. Becoming a Certified Fear Free Practice requires a team approach to safeguard the emotional well-being

Grain Free Diets: What You Need to Know

According to veterinary nutritionists, grain-free foods are one of the fastest growing segments of the pet food market today. But did you know that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has found that feeding your dog a grain-free diet can be linked to a life-threatening heart condition known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM? DCM causes

Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know

What is Lyme Disease?  Lyme disease is caused by four main species of bacteria that is transmitted by the bite of an infected black legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick. While Lyme disease is not transmittable from dogs to humans, dogs can bring infected ticks into your home.  Ticks  Ticks are 8-legged parasites

Ginger Spice Fall Grooming Promotion

Now through November, our Fall Grooming Promotion includes a fabulous Ginger Spice Bath and Cranberry Facial as part of our regular Spa Bath and Groom service at no extra charge! For the month of October only, first-time Spa Bath and Groom customers can take an extra 10% off! Call 704-230-0858 to make a reservation or

Storm Anxiety

Hurricane season is in full swing! For dogs with storm anxiety, the upcoming months can be stressful for pets and owners alike. Even before the storms begin your pet may begin to pant, pace, hide under furniture or in kennels, or cling to their owners. In severe cases, your pets may become destructive, chewing up

Asian Tick Species Discovered in North Carolina!

On June 25, 2018, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the finding of the H. longicornis tick (also known as the East Asian or Longhorned tick) in North Carolina. Until this time, this tick had never previously established a population in the U.S. Current hosts for this tick includes: dogs, cows, goats, sheep, deer, and

The Dangers of Ticks

What Are Ticks? Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts. They are attracted to warmth and motion, often seeking out people, dogs, cats, and other animals. Ticks are generally found hiding in tall grass or brush in wooded areas. When a host is found, the tick attaches its mouth into the

The Dangers of Summer

The Dangers of Summer

The Dangers of Summer! From backyard barbeques to trips to the lake, summer time means we all spend a lot more time out in the sun! Many of our furry friends are lucky enough to be included in the festivities! The warm weather of the season presents some unique challenges that many pet owners may

How To Choose the Right Veterinary Hospital for Your Pets

How To Choose the Right Veterinary Hospital for Your Pets People tend to have varying ideas on what makes a veterinarian a good doctor. Often they ask, “how long have you been practicing?” Assuming the longer a doctor has been in practice the more they know about animal medicine. Others look for a newer, younger