The dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is frequently referred to as the dog's ACL or 'cruciate'. This connective tissue joins the upper and lower leg bones at the dog's knee and may become injured. Today, our Westport vets discuss ACL surgery in dogs and the different types that your pet may need.
Our Westport veterinarians share helpful tips and information to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.
Did you know that the health of your cat's mouth can have an effect on their overall health? Our Westport vets discuss cat dental health and everything that you need to know about caring for their oral hygiene.
Caring for a new kitten especially if they are newborn and without a mother can be a lot of work, but the bond that you form and the feeling you get from being there from the very beginning is irreplaceable. Today our Westport vets share information about how to take care of a new kitten and a guide to what to expect along the way.
Although a diagnosis of Feline Leukemia Virus can be emotionally devastating, it is important to realize that cats with FeLV can live normal lives for prolonged periods of time. Our vets in Westport share some important information about Feline Leukemia Virus as well as the symptoms and prognosis for cats living with this infectious disease.
It's no secret that we expect a dog's breath to smell to a certain degree, especially since we ever go as far as referring to bad breath as dog or puppy breath even in humans. Here, our Westport vets discuss the possible causes of bad breath in dogs and what you can do to treat it and prevent it from reoccurring.
If your cat is a little rounder than the average feline then you may feel light-hearted about it, making subtle jokes and cuddling with the extra weight. Unfortunately, an overweight cat is nothing to joke about as that extra weight can greatly affect their overall health. Today our Westport vets talk about how you can tell if your cat is becoming overweight, how it can affect them and how to help manage their weight.
Sometimes your vet may look to additional testing in order to check on the health of your dog, one of the diagnostic methods they may use is urinalysis. Here, our Westport vets talk about why they might recommend urinalysis for your dog and how they perform this type of diagnostic testing.