Why does my puppy or kitten need multiple shots

Vaccinations trigger the immune system to produce antibodies against specific viruses or bacteria that cause disease. Puppies and kittens typically receive their first set...

Why most veterinarians hate retractable leashes

Retractable leashes are extremely popular and they can be useful in certain circumstances when used properly. The problem with these leashes is that they...

Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes is a common problem in dogs and cats. It's symptoms are very similar to those seen in diabetic people. Most common symptoms include...

Why is my dog licking her feet?

Allergies are the most likely culprit. While our allergies most commonly cause itchy eyes, sneezing, and a runny nose, itchy skin is the most...

How do I keep my dog from jumping on people

Dogs jump on people when they are excited and to get attention. Unfortunately, we often unintentionally reinforce this behavior in our attempts to correct...

Easter Lilies are Deadly to Cats

Lilies are popular in the spring because of their association with Easter, but these plants are extremely toxic to cats. Even just licking the...

Why not to feed pets raw diets

Our hospital will occasionally have clients who are interested in feeding a raw food diet. Claims have been made that cooking destroys natural enzymes...

Helping your dog live a longer, happier life

Some easy tips to give your dog the best chance at a long and healthy life. Watch his weight - Being overweight can lead to...

February is Dental Health Month

In honor of national veterinary dental health month, here are some interesting facts about dog’s and cat’s teeth: Adult dogs have 42 permanent teeth Adult...

Rabies in the news

Rabies has been in the news recently with the rabid coyote that threatened a family in Huntersville. Thankfully rabid coyotes are relatively rare, but...

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Board of Commissioners approves budget and other town business

The big item on the agenda for the June 13th meeting of the Board of Commissioners was the decision to approve an 8.7% increase...

Mint Hill streak now 7 games as they defeat Maiden 5-4 in final at...

The Mint Hill Legion "Cardiac Kids" continue to streak with their seventh consecutive win as they bounced back from a 4-2 deficit to beat...

Mint Hill Legion defeats Union County for first place with 3-2 win

On Friday night the long awaited match-up between the two top clubs in the division came to fruition. It was a well played ball...

Aflac–Decoding the Duck

When you ask most people about Aflac, they will tell you about the commercial with the duck.  They understand that it has something to...

How Much Money do I Need?

This week’s question was fielded at a Lunch and Learn this week. Q. How much money do I need to have to buy a house? A....

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Board of Commissioners approves budget and other town business

The big item on the agenda for the June 13th meeting of the Board of Commissioners was the decision to approve an 8.7% increase...

Aflac–Decoding the Duck

When you ask most people about Aflac, they will tell you about the commercial with the duck.  They understand that it has something to...

Mr. Appliance–A Commitment to Service

It’s easy to take convenience for granted.  We hardly think twice about running the dishwasher or throwing in a load of laundry.  When one...

Michael Smith Retires from Queens Grant High School

The board, faculty, administration and friends of Michael Smith enjoyed a retirement party at the Pine Lake Country Club on Saturday June 8th. Mr. Smith,...

The Gift Workshop–Celebrating Life’s Moments

There is no greater gift in life than family. At The Gift Workshop in Mint Hill, family connections are one of its core values....