SOLAR ECLIPSE: The Effects It May Have On Our Pets’ Vision

SOLAR ECLIPSE: The Effects It May Have On Our Pets’ Vision

On the rare occasions when a solar eclipse occurs, we are all taught: “Don’t stare directly at the sun!” The simple reason for this is that the exposure of our eyes to the sun for a prolonged period of time can cause harmful and irreversible damage...
The Truth About Vision: What Your Pets Can Actually See

The Truth About Vision: What Your Pets Can Actually See

August is National Eye Exam Month, so I wanted to take the opportunity to address some of the questions I’m commonly asked as a veterinary ophthalmologist. “Do dogs see in color?” “Why can my dog / cat see so well at night?” “Can dogs watch TV?” “Do dogs see in...
Summer Heat And How It Can Endanger Your Canine Family Member

Summer Heat And How It Can Endanger Your Canine Family Member

As temperatures heat up, dogs develop risk for heat stroke. Pet owners need to be conscious of the effects extreme heat can have on their beloved animals and be cautious not to overexpose them. Common Mistakes: With nice weather, we are more inclined to walk or run...
Accepting New Patients

Accepting New Patients

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson will join our surgery team on August 1st. She is now accepting referrals. Please call (704) 457-2300 to...
What Your Dog’s Knees Might Be Trying To Tell You

What Your Dog’s Knees Might Be Trying To Tell You

Is your dog showing decreased activity levels – or more grumpiness than usual about that early morning walk? Often we attribute such behavior to age, but sometimes the problem is more specific – an issue with one or both knees. Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament...
On Service Dog Eye Exam Month, A Story About Ava And DAPHNE

On Service Dog Eye Exam Month, A Story About Ava And DAPHNE

Ava Smith is on an uncertain journey. She is 13 years old and lives in Cornelius. Just 18 months ago, she was a national champion show horse rider. Now she is in a wheelchair, afflicted by a mysterious ailment that has left her unable to use her legs. That journey,...

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