Veterinary Acupuncture 101

Veterinary Acupuncture 101

What is acupuncture? You’ve probably heard of acupuncture for humans, but did you know that veterinary acupuncture can help treat your pet’s chronic diseases? This form of Chinese medicine involved the insertion of very thin needles into the skin at specific points...

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What You Need to Know About Rabies

What You Need to Know About Rabies

What is Rabies? An important thing to note is that only mammals are able to contract rabies. Typically, rabies is found in wild animals like skunks, bats, coyotes, raccoons, and foxes who are unable to be vaccinated.  Rabies is a virus that affects the brain and...

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July 4th Pet Safety Tips

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

  For humans, fireworks are a fun, exciting way to celebrate holidays, especially the Fourth of July. However, for our furry friends, fireworks are much less exciting and often cause your pets’ anxiety. To ensure that you and your pets have a stress free Fourth...

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Flea Season

Flea Season

Fleas are a dreaded creature to all pet owners. They seem to infest our beloved pets and make theirs, and our lives a misery. They make our pets itchy and can carry diseases and tapeworms. So, what can we do about it? How can we help our pets and keep our houses flea...

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Ticks and Tick Prevention

Ticks and Tick Prevention

Tick season is here in North Carolina, and with COVID-19 keeping many from work and social visits, going outside suddenly seems like a great idea, especially in our beautiful N.C. spring weather. However, ticks also enjoy our weather and are out about, ready to attach...

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COVID-19 & Pets

COVID-19 & Pets

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people while others can cause illness in animals. Some coronaviruses that infect animals can sometimes spread to people, but this is extremely rare, and while the outbreak of COVID-19 has...

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Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm Prevention

Lazy 5 Vets is ready to ensure that we protect your pet against this life-threatening infestation with heartworm prevention. Mammals are the primary species that can contract heartworm disease. Dogs, cats, and ferrets are all at risk, but many other mammals carry the...

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Dental Health Among Pets

Dental Health Among Pets

 Humans are taught from an early age to take care of their teeth. Early childhood educators dedicate entire weeks to teaching health to their young students to help them develop good habits. Yet, what about our furry children? With all their chewing of...

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