Imagine this scenario. You’re dozing peacefully. The soft sound of the ceiling fan lulls you. As you gently shift positions, your silent slumber comes to an abrupt halt by two fangs, ten blades and the frantic shriek of a thousand cawing crows. Your bed sheets are in shambles. Your calf is on fire. And it’s […]
Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort would like to introduce you to the newest member of our team – Dr. Katharine Holder, DVM veterinarian.
Dr. Holder joins Dr. Linda Sands and Dr. Michelle Pineda as the doctors on staff at Dogwood for all of your furry friends’ medical needs.
Dr. Holder grew up in the mountains of […]
Nobody ever wants a loved one to experience a medical emergency. This is true whether they are our friends, our family members or our pets. But, when our pets are exposed to dangerous situations and need urgent help, we often are more confused on how to help them than we are with fellow humans. If […]
Our culture is becoming more and more health conscious. People are realizing the benefits of exercising and eating right and are taking the initiative to make better choices for themselves. Raleigh was even named one of the healthiest cities recently, so you know the Triangle area is putting in the effort. But, are we also […]
As much as we like to think of our pets as our little children, being of different species we do enjoy and experience things differently. Halloween is one time of year that this becomes very clear. Pets rely on us to help life make sense and to feel safe and this is one night they […]
Lyme disease is familiar to people as a tick-borne illness that starts with a ringed rash and can lead to a complicated and painful infection. Because it starts with the telltale rash, it is often caught early in people and does not progress. In dogs, though, pet owners should watch for very different signals of […]
Having a dog is a priceless addition to a family. Kids learn many lessons, like responsibility and compassion, from having a furry companion around. Concerns should not be overblown, but there are a few areas parents should consider before bringing a pet home. So, what issues should parents think about and which dogs are best […]
There has been a lot of recent buzz on vaccines. Some are trying to muddy the waters around this life-saving procedure and suggest it actually does more harm than good. Thankfully, there is no evidence to suggest you or your pets should avoid vaccines. On the contrary, vaccines have been shown to save countless millions […]
Something that many Chapel Hill area pet owners never consider about their pet’s health is whether they may have allergies. It shouldn’t be surprising to us that dogs and cats might have similar issues in this area. They are also mammals with many of the same basic organs and functions that we have. The immune […]
The weather is warming in Chapel Hill, the sun is staying up longer and longer, and puppy love is in the air. If you haven’t started updating your dog’s dating profile, now is the time. To give him the best chance for a spring fling, he’ll need his best friend playing wingman. When all the […]