The Rumble Down Under:  What to Do About Pet Tummy Trouble

Pet tummy trouble should be addressed by a veterinary examExperiencing gastrointestinal upset can be uncomfortable, distressing, and downright painful. It can be upsetting for us as well when our pets experience it. Not knowing how to help or what to do can be almost as bad as the issue itself.

Animal Medical Hospital would like to help you understand how to recognize pet tummy trouble, what you need to do, and when you need to call us for help. We are here around the clock to help your pet feel better.

All Signs Point to Pet Tummy Trouble

Sometimes it is obvious when your pet’s digestive system is not functioning at its peak. Clearly, if there is vomiting, diarrhea, or your chowhound is refusing his dinner, something is not right. Other times, though, our animal friends can be more subtle. Continue…

The Truth About Veterinary Drug Expiration Dates

Monitoring veterinary drug expirations dates can keep your pet safeFor some people expiration dates are a hard and fast rule. Gallon of milk that expired yesterday? Not worth it. For others, though, dates on food and other items are viewed as merely a suggestion. That yogurt in the back of the fridge probably has at least a week or two past the stamped date, right?

When it comes to veterinary drug expiration dates, it is not so safe to gamble. Animal Medical Hospital wants you to know why the dates on your pet’s medications matter.

Dates Matter

The American Veterinary Medical Association mandates that veterinary drug expiration dates be provided on all dispensed medications when appropriate. All drugs originating from our pharmacy will have one displayed on the label. Continue…

Sweet Smells? Essential Oils and Pets

Essential oils and pets don't always mix!Aromatherapy has been around for many years, but nowadays, essential oils are all the rage. Recently, people have been using essential oils in a number of home remedies. They’re touted for relieving everything from muscle aches to depression to allergies. This begs the question – is it safe to mix essential oils and pets? The team at Animal Medical Hospital set out to find answers!

The Basics of Essential Oils

Essential oils are plant compounds that have been meticulously extracted and distilled. These compounds can impart the properties of the plant. Many compare the process of distilling essential oils to that of making fine wine.

Essential oils are highly volatile, meaning they can have powerful effects on our bodies and minds. They enter the body through inhalation, ingestion, or through contact with the skin. They’re absorbed rapidly by the bloodstream and affect the internal organs. If used properly, they can have therapeutic effects. Continue…

A Spotlight on Our Pet Emergency Services

pet emergency servicesDealing with a pet emergency is one of the most difficult parts of being a pet owner. Seeing your pet injured or in pain, the confusion of wondering what comes next, and managing the financial aspects can be downright upsetting.

Some pet emergencies simply aren’t preventable, but knowing where you can go for pet emergency services, any time of the day or night, can be a big relief for pet owners. Here at Animal Medical Hospital, we are committed to providing high quality emergency care for the Charlotte community, every hour of every day!

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How Do You Know? Recognizing and Dealing With a Pet Emergency

Animals display signs of illness or injury in a variety of ways. Likewise, sometimes a pet exhibits dangerous symptoms only for them to clear up within a couple of hours. As a responsible pet owner, how do you know whether to “wait it out” or to seek help for a pet emergency? Although it can be a little daunting trying to figure out, things are made clearer when you know what to look for and have a plan.

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