Pet Care Blog

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

My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

My cat won't eat - is this an emergency?

You may feel concerned to learn that your cat is not eating. Does your feline friend need to see an emergency vet? Our Westport vets explain some common causes for this, and how to tell if your kitty's case is an emergency.  

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How to Stop & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

How to Stop & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal disease can have significant negative effects on your dog’s oral health (in addition to his overall health and wellbeing). In this post, our Westport vets describe the disease and its symptoms, and how to prevent and treat the condition.  

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Signs & Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Heatstroke in Dogs

Today, our Westport vets define heatstroke in dogs and provide a list of symptoms for pup parents to watch out for. Also, we share recommendations on what to do if you suspect your dog is suffering from the condition. Plus, tips on prevention. 

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Kidney Failure in Cats Explained

Kidney Failure in Cats Explained

Your cat’s kidneys play many vital roles in keeping your pet healthy. In this post, our Westport vets discuss kidney failure in cats, in addition to potential causes, symptoms and treatment options. 

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What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam

What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam

Routine exams give your vet the opportunity to monitor your pet's health, check for early signs of disease and provide preventive care. Here, our vets share what to expect when bringing your pet in for a routine exam.

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Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs

Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs

In today’s blog, our Westport vets share some causes of chronic kidney failure in dogs, in addition to common symptoms pet owners should beware of, and how the condition is treated. 

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How to Increase Red Blood Cells in Cats

How to Increase Red Blood Cells in Cats

A low red blood cell count in cats can cause anemia. Today, our Westport vets list common causes of low red blood cell count, how to increase red blood cells in cats and more.

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Tularemia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Tularemia in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Our Westport vets explain how dogs contract tularemia (Rabbit Fever) and what you should do if your pup is displaying symptoms. 

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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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