Pet Care Blog

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

What is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs?

What is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs?

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a tick-borne disease found in dogs across the United States. The condition can cause many symptoms ranging from mild to potentially life-threatening. In this post, our Westport vets describe causes, symptoms and treatments for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in dogs.

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Fungal Skin Infections in Dogs

Fungal Skin Infections in Dogs

Bacterial and fungal skin infections in dogs can result in itchy, red, inflamed skin - and lead to other uncomfortable symptoms for your pup. Today, our Westport vets discuss yeast and staph infections, and review symptoms, causes and treatments. 

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How to Keep Your Cat's Teeth Clean

How to Keep Your Cat's Teeth Clean

Just like humans, cats can experience issues with their oral health. Because of this, it is key that you as a pet-owner, are proactive about keeping your cat's teeth clean and their mouth healthy. Here, our Westport vets will talk you through a few tips on developing and maintaining good oral health in your feline friend. 

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Hernias in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

Hernias in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Surgery

As long as they are detected early, hernias in cats typically aren’t serious and can be repaired with surgery. In this post, our Westport vets describe different types of hernias and offer insight about what to expect from cat hernia surgery.    

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Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

In this post, our Westport vets discuss tick-borne diseases in dogs, symptoms and options for prevention and treatment.   

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Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Our Westport vets often see hypothyroidism in dogs of many different breeds between 4 and 10 years old. Today we review causes, signs and symptoms of the condition, along with potential treatment options.  

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Types of Anemia in Dogs

Types of Anemia in Dogs

Did you know that there are different types of anemia in dogs? Today, our Westport vets explain the different types of this condition and their causes, symptoms and treatments. 

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How to Choose the Right Vet for your Dog

How to Choose the Right Vet for your Dog

You’ve got a new dog in the house. Time to find a vet that can provide the care he needs and deserves. Where to start? Our Westport vets offer some insight on factors you may want to consider.

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IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Surgery

IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Surgery

Our Westport vets define intervertebral disc disease in dogs and describe symptoms, causes and treatment options for this age-related, degenerative condition.

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How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

Fleas can make your pet uncomfortable! This common external parasite infects both cats and dogs. In this post, our Westport vets explain flea infestations and how they can lead to more serious diseases. 

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