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

Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

Teething Puppies: Tips & Tricks

Teething can be a frustrating time with a new puppy, but what can you do to make it easier for both of you? Here, our Westport vets discuss teething in puppies and how you can help relieve your puppy's pain.

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Gingivitis in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Gingivitis in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Regular teeth cleaning is vital for removing plaque and bacteria. Without proper hygiene and professional care, serious conditions can develop. Today, our Westport vets share the signs and symptoms of gingivitis in cats and how to care for your furry friend's teeth at home.

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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

External parasites are quick to make themselves at home on pets. Unfortunately, this can lead to uncomfortable symptoms like itching and scabs. Here, our Westport vets share some information about ear mites in cats, how they are contracted, the symptoms and how your vet will treat this parasitic infection.

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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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