Wide Variety of Services

We know that you don't always know the right terms to look for when trying to find care for your animal, especially when it's an emergency. Feel free to examine our service offerings below, but don't be discouraged if you don't see what you're looking for. Give us a call any time and our trained and professional staff will be right there to help you understand what your animal needs.

Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital

20492 NC HWY 73

Phone: 704-986-0000

Fax: 704-986-0016

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Goat Nutrition

Goat nutrition is nothing like the old cartoons of goats eating tin cans and napkins.

Goats can be low maintenance;

but, we often put them in a situation that is alien to them and is much like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. This article is not intended to be a detailed narration on […]

The INS and OUTS of Renal Dysfunction in Cats and Dogs

When talking about renal dysfunction or kidney disease it is very important to first understand exactly how the kidneys function. Their main functions are to: filter blood, process and eliminate excess protein waste into the urine, maintain red blood cells and balance the body’s electrolytes, water, and acids. That’s a heck of a lot […]

Nutritional Aids for Arthritis

Like their two-legged human owners, our four-legged friends very commonly suffer from aching joints. From research date, we know that arthritis affects more than 20% of adult dogs and likely affects a much higher percentage of geriatric animals (typically those over 7 years of age).  Arthritis is also more common in large and giant […]

Small Animal Food Allergies

One of the most common issues seen today in dogs and cats is allergies, which can be divided into 3 categories: flea allergies, seasonal/environmental allergies, and food allergies. Food allergies are the least common but often the most frustrating type of allergy to diagnose and control.

Food allergy or more appropriately named adverse food reaction […]

Equine Nutrition: Spring Grass

Spring grass: the double-edged blade!

Our area has been blessed (or cursed) with a bounty of rain over the last couple of months. This means young, fresh, green grass is sprouting up everywhere! Although this means we see fewer colics (often associated with eating dry hay in the winter time), it also means we […]

Feline Nutrition

Cats are very opinionated about their food and many of their food preferences are formed in their first year of life.  So, if you have a kitten, now is the time to get them used to different types of food – semi-dry, dry and wet.  But if you have an adult, there are still […]

Small Animal Nutrition

Raw and grain-free diets have become a popular issue among veterinarians and clientele. These issues have gotten a lot of attention on the internet from consumers and many of these fad diets are a result of human niche diet trends. We will first address some information on raw diets.
Raw Diets:

Raw meat-based diets are often […]

Winter Livestock Nutrition

Colder temperatures change the nutritional needs of livestock; specifically, for the purposes of this article I am speaking of horses, cattle, goats and sheep. Some of the generalities also may apply to pigs and chickens but I am not grouping them into this article.
The importance of good hay
Winter brings colder temperatures, but that also […]