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Veterinary care articles, information and links

The team at Pinehurst Animal Hospital is committed to educating our clients because we want pet owners to understand their pet’s needs. The following helpful animal links from the Pinehurst Animal Hospital team have been hand-selected just for your pet.

We encourage you to use these resources to answer any questions you may have about your pet’s health or their lifestyle in the Southern Pines / Pinehurst area. Animal hospital links provided by the Pinehurst team may be helpful for understanding chronic conditions that your pet has been diagnosed with, or for learning new things about basic care, but we recommend always bringing your pet to us when you have concerns. Self-diagnosis is not recommended.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health and we’ll be glad to talk with you.

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Yorkshire Terrier at the Vet

Spaying Your Dog

Pinehurst Animal Hospital believes strongly in spaying of female dogs. We do not think the same age is appropriate for all breeds to have this procedure. We will discuss the best time to do this at your pet's appointment. 

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Small Brown Dog

Neutering your pet

At Pinehurst Animal Hospital we recommend neutering of male dogs for a combination of reasons including: overpopulation, behavior, roaming, marking, health concerns

Talk to one of our veterinarians about when it is recommended for your dog.

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Additional Resources

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A quick reference guide to many breeds of dogs, including photos and brief descriptions of each breed's characteristics.

Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

This is the website of the National Animal Poison Control Center. It includes a library, links to other sites, and phone numbers for the poison control center.

The Cat Fanciers' Association website has lots of pictures, as well as information on cat breeds, cat care, upcoming cat shows, and much more.

The USDA maintains this website with information on a variety of animal health related topics, including the latest news on such things as Mad Cow Diseases, foot and mouth disease, and many other things.

Anyone who has ever lost a pet should visit this wonderful site. It is a terrific tribute to our lost family members.

This site is a good starting point to learn more about a variety of topics, including feline injection-site sarcomas and the latest subjects in veterinary medicine.

This link provides up to date reports from the Food and Drug Administration FDA and/or manufacturers.

The AAFP is like the American Medical Association for cat doctors, and has lots of good information regarding feline health.

This site allows pet owners to search for information on many medical and surgical conditions of pets.

This site allows you to research pet insurance.  You can read reviews, compare rates and get free quotes. 

This information is provided by the AVMA and contains articles and tips to aid in responsible pet ownership, prevention of dog bites, and understanding dogs behavior.

If you suspect your pet has ingested a poisonous substance or plant, contact the helpline.  View a list of potentially toxic substances/plants.

This is a reputable pet insurance company that we recommend.

This is a reputable pet insurance company that we recommend.

Referral Hospitals

We work closely with our local specialty and referral hospitals

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Pet Adoption Resources

Some great local options to find your next friend

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CHFC primarily serves the area of Moore County, NC. Caring Hearts For Canines was founded in 2014 by Jennifer Chopping in an effort to save dogs from high kill shelters that would otherwise be euthanized.

A great rescue based in Raeford NC.

A local community organization that rescues and rehomes pets in Moore County NC.

This is our local Animal Control which is now run by the sheriff's office. Many adoptable pets available.

Moore Humane Society is a private, nonprofit rescue organization incorporated in 1966. We are the founders of animal welfare in the Sandhills and we operate the only privately funded, state licensed “no-kill” animal shelter in Moore County.

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