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

Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella in Cats

Bacteria can cause a number of illnesses and conditions that can have a serious impact on your pet's health. Here, our Westport vets talk about Bordetella in cats along with the symptoms, treatment options and what to expect during recovery.

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How often do you take a cat to the vet?

How often do you take a cat to the vet?

Caring for your feline friend is more than just bringing them in for a checkup when they are sick. You will need to take them to the vet for routine vaccinations, exams, and more. Here, our Westport vets talk about the importance of ongoing care and how often to take a cat to the vet during each stage of their life.

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Routine Vet Exams - Why Are Regular Dog & Cat Checkups Important?

Routine Vet Exams - Why Are Regular Dog & Cat Checkups Important?

Bringing your furry friend in once or twice a year for a scheduled examination can help monitor their health and prevent serious issues from developing. Here, our vets in Westport talk about the importance of annual dog and cat wellness exams and what to expect during your pet's routine checkup.

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Excessive Panting in Dogs

Excessive Panting in Dogs

While heavy breathing while your dog is running around seems completely normal. It can be concerning if they are showing this behavior while relaxing. Here, our Westport veterinarians talk about the causes of excessive panting in dogs, when you should bring your pup to the vet, and how their condition will be diagnosed.

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Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs

Did you know that when a dog can't poop, it can lead to serious and potentially fatal complications? Our Westport vets discuss constipation in dogs, the symptoms that your pup may experience and why it is important to seek veterinary care right away.

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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear Infections in Dogs

Dog ears are incredibly unique, unfortunately, this also leads to them having ear infections more frequently. Here, our vets in Westport talk about the causes of ear infections in dogs and what you can do to help prevent this painful condition from occurring.

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Joint Pain in Dogs - Signs, Causes & Treatment

Joint Pain in Dogs - Signs, Causes & Treatment

Is your dog limping, slipping or seemingly irritated for no reason? They may be experiencing joint pain. Here, our Westport vets share some of the signs and causes of joint pain in dogs and what you can do to help manage this condition.

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Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Bowel Obstruction in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

If your dog has a habit of chewing or eating anything that comes its way, you may be concerned about the possibility of bowel obstructions. In this article, our veterinarians in Westport will discuss the reasons behind bowel obstructions in dogs and why they require immediate veterinary attention.

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Dog Bone Safety: Can Dogs Eat Bones?

Dog Bone Safety: Can Dogs Eat Bones?

We may think that dogs can chew on any type of bone but did you know that actually isn't true? Today, our Westport vets discuss the safety surrounding dogs eating bones and which bones are safe for your furry companion.

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Probiotics For Cats

Probiotics For Cats

All animals have bacteria in their tummy's that help them digest their food and keep things moving along smoothly but what happens if that balance becomes disrupted? Here, our Westport vets talk about how probiotics can help keep your cat's gut healthy and behaving as it should.

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