Pet Care Blog

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

FHO Surgery in Dogs: What You Need to Know

FHO Surgery in Dogs: What You Need to Know

Is your dog suffering from a hip problem or condition? Your veterinarian may recommend FHO surgery as a treatment option. Here, our Westport vets explain hip anatomy in dogs, conditions that can happen, and what's involved in FHO surgery and recovery. 

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How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

How to Care for Your Pet After Surgery

Following your pet's surgery, providing attentive post-op care is critical to their recovery. Conscientious, diligent care can help them return to their normal life as soon as possible. Here, our Westport vets give some tips on how to care for your pet after surgery. 

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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery for Dogs: Procedure & Recovery

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery for Dogs: Procedure & Recovery

Does your dog have a torn cranial cruciate ligament? Tibial Plateau Osteotomy (TPLO) surgery may be the right option for your dog. Today, our Westport vets explain the procedure and what to expect as she recovers. 

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Ultrasounds for Dogs & Cats: Everything You Need to Know

Ultrasounds for Dogs & Cats: Everything You Need to Know

Has your vet recommended an ultrasound for your cat or dog? Our Westport vets share the details of this procedure and how it can help your pet. 

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DCM in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

DCM in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Dilated cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart) in a dog can have numerous potential causes and many severe side effects. Here, our Westport vets list causes of this serious condition, symptoms and treatment options. 

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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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