Pet Care Blog

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

Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

Veterinary laser acupuncture treatments may benefit your dog’s health condition. Today, our Westport vets define this technique, how it may be useful and potential side effects and results.

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Urinary Tract Infections & Diseases in Cats

Urinary Tract Infections & Diseases in Cats

Our vets in Westport diagnose far fewer urinary tract infections in cats than in dogs. However, older cats can experience other urinary tract conditions. Today, we share some information about urinary tract infections and diseases in cats.

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Giardia in Dogs

Giardia in Dogs

Giardia is a parasite that can afflict dogs, cats and humans with the infection Giardiasis. In this post, our Westport vets define Giardia, how it spreads, and how it is treated. 

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Can a vaccinated dog get rabies?

Can a vaccinated dog get rabies?

The chances of rabies infecting a vaccinated dog are low. However, a rabies vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection. In this post, our Westport vets discuss what to do if you suspect your dog may have been exposed to rabies. 

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Cat Rabies Vaccine: Schedule, Cost, and Side Effects

Cat Rabies Vaccine: Schedule, Cost, and Side Effects

While the rabies virus is especially dangerous for cats, it is entirely preventable. Our vets in Westport explain the costs, scheduling and side effects related to getting your cat vaccinated against rabies. 

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Side Effects & What You Should Know

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs: Side Effects & What You Should Know

Are you wondering what the most common reactions to vaccines are in dogs and what you should do to handle them? Our Westport vets answer questions we often receive from our clients. 

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Can a dog have a reaction to the Bordetella Vaccine?

Can a dog have a reaction to the Bordetella Vaccine?

Are you wondering about the potential side effects of dog vaccinations, specifically Bordetella? Our Westport vets address these and other frequently asked questions around these optional shots for dogs. 

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Why should I get my indoor cat vaccinated?

Why should I get my indoor cat vaccinated?

While you may be tempted to skip vaccinations for your indoor cat, our Westport vets can share some compelling reasons to have your feline friend vaccinated even if they remain inside. 

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How to Help Your Dog Recover After Surgery

How to Help Your Dog Recover After Surgery

While your dog is recuperating from surgery, you have an important role to play in their recovery process. Our Westport vets can offer helpful advice about how to get your pup back to their normal routine as quickly as possible. 

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How to Care for Your Cat After Surgery

How to Care for Your Cat After Surgery

There are some things you can do at home to help your cat return to their normal life as quickly as possible after surgery. Our Westport vets offer tips and advice on helping your cat recover after a procedure. 

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