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Our Westport veterinarians share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

Feline Leukemia Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prognosis

Feline Leukemia Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prognosis

Although a diagnosis of Feline Leukemia Virus can be emotionally devastating, it is important to realize that cats with FeLV can live normal lives for prolonged periods of time. Our vets in Westport share some important information about Feline Leukemia Virus as well as the symptoms and prognosis for cats living with this infectious disease. 

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How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath

How to Get Rid of Bad Dog Breath

It's no secret that we expect a dog's breath to smell to a certain degree, especially since we ever go as far as referring to bad breath as dog or puppy breath even in humans. Here, our Westport vets discuss the possible causes of bad breath in dogs and what you can do to treat it and prevent it from reoccurring.

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Can My Cat Catch a Cold?

Can My Cat Catch a Cold?

While we may not see it often, it is entirely possible for cats to get common illnesses just as humans and other animals do. Here, our Westport vets talk about how a cat can get a cold, what the signs are and how you can help relieve their cold symptoms.

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How to Know if Your Cat Is Overweight

How to Know if Your Cat Is Overweight

If your cat is a little rounder than the average feline then you may feel light-hearted about it, making subtle jokes and cuddling with the extra weight. Unfortunately, an overweight cat is nothing to joke about as that extra weight can greatly affect their overall health. Today our Westport vets talk about how you can tell if your cat is becoming overweight, how it can affect them and how to help manage their weight.

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Why Does My Dog Need a Urinalysis?

Why Does My Dog Need a Urinalysis?

Sometimes your vet may look to additional testing in order to check on the health of your dog, one of the diagnostic methods they may use is urinalysis. Here, our Westport vets talk about why they might recommend urinalysis for your dog and how they perform this type of diagnostic testing. 

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Blood work can reveal a lot about your dog's health. In this post, our  Westport vets explain why blood work is important for dogs, when your pet will need blood testing and what results mean. 

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Cat & Kitten Vaccination Schedule

Cat & Kitten Vaccination Schedule

Thanks to vaccines, we can prevent numerous diseases in dogs and puppies. This makes vaccination schedules an essential component of their long-term healthcare. Our Westport vets discuss which shots your puppy or dog needs, and when they'll require them, in this post.

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Dog & Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Dog & Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Thanks to vaccines, we can prevent numerous diseases in dogs and puppies. This makes vaccination schedules an essential component of their long-term healthcare. Our Westport vets discuss which shots your puppy or dog needs, and when they'll require them, in this post.

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Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat

Diagnostic Imaging for Your Dog or Cat

If you have to bring your pet to your vet's for diagnostic imaging, you may have a lot of questions: How are X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scans used on dogs and cats? What is the process? Do they have to be sedated? Our Westport vets explain the ins and outs of routine diagnostic imaging procedures for dogs and cats. 

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The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Our vets in Westport recommend pets receive appropriate vaccinations as they play an integral role in keeping your pet healthy throughout their life. In this post, we discuss why and when pet vaccines should be administered, the dangers of not being vaccinated, and more.

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