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Here you can read some useful tips and helpful advice provided by our knowledgable Kinston vets, so you can help your pets achieve optimal lifelong health. 

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Does My Dog Need Knee Surgery?

Does My Dog Need Knee Surgery?

Do you suspect your dog is suffering from knee pain due to a torn cruciate ligament (ACL)? Surgery may be the most suitable treatment option. Our Kinston vets list three surgery options for treating this common knee injury in dogs. 

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Cats & Colds: Can They Get Them & What to Do?

Cats & Colds: Can They Get Them & What to Do?

Just like people, cats can catch colds and display similar symptoms to their humans, such as sneezing and a runny nose. Today, our Kinston vets discuss causes and when to seek veterinary care. 

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Is my dog overweight?

Is my dog overweight?

While a few extra pounds on their pet may not worry some dog owners, that extra weight can negatively impact your pooch's health, longevity and quality of life. Here, our Kinston vets discuss how to tell if you've got an overweight dog, and what you can do to get them to a healthier size. 

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Dogs Eating Grass: Why They Do It

Dogs Eating Grass: Why They Do It

We are often asked why dogs eat grass, and whether it is safe. In this post, our Kinston vets share some reasons why your dog may eat grass and other symptoms that should prompt a call to your veterinarian.

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Dog Chewing Problems & How To Resolve Them

Dog Chewing Problems & How To Resolve Them

Are you at your wit's end with your dog's chewing and wondering how you can cure their problems for good? Our Kinston vets provide a few tips on how to stop a dog from chewing and help them develop better habits. 

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Cat Recovering from Surgery

Cat Recovering from Surgery

After your cat's surgery postoperative care will be needed for the incision to heal without becoming aggravated, injured, or infected. In today's post, our Kinston vets share some strategies for caring for your cat as they recover from surgery, including what to do for a cat not eating after surgery, and how to stop a cat from jumping after surgery.

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FHO Surgery in Dogs

FHO Surgery in Dogs

FHO surgery can be an effective way to treat hip problems and restore pain-free mobility in some dogs. In today's post, our Kinston vets describe how a dog's hip works, problems that could affect your dog's hip, and how FHO surgery can help.

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Ear Hematoma Surgery in Cats

Ear Hematoma Surgery in Cats

Your cat may experience an injury to their ears that result in hematomas. Today, our Kinston vets discuss ear hematomas in cats and everything you need to know about surgery to treat this condition.

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How to Prep Your Dog for Surgery

How to Prep Your Dog for Surgery

At Five Oaks Animal Hospital our vets understand that taking your dog in for surgery is stressful, but rest assured that we only recommend surgery when it's in your dog's best interest. Today, we discuss common dog surgeries, how to prepare your dog for surgery, and dog surgery after-care.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed: When and What To Know

Getting Your Dog Fixed: When and What To Know

There are many health and behavioral benefits to spaying or neutering your dog. Today, our Kinston vets explain more about spaying or neutering, and how it can benefit your puppy to have them fixed.

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