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Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

In this post, our Westport vets discuss tick-borne diseases in dogs, symptoms and options for prevention and treatment.   

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Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Signs & Symptoms of Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Our Westport vets often see hypothyroidism in dogs of many different breeds between 4 and 10 years old. Today we review causes, signs and symptoms of the condition, along with potential treatment options.  

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Types of Anemia in Dogs

Types of Anemia in Dogs

Did you know that there are different types of anemia in dogs? Today, our Westport vets explain the different types of this condition and their causes, symptoms and treatments. 

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How to Choose the Right Vet for your Dog

How to Choose the Right Vet for your Dog

You’ve got a new dog in the house. Time to find a vet that can provide the care he needs and deserves. Where to start? Our Westport vets offer some insight on factors you may want to consider.

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IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Surgery

IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & Surgery

Our Westport vets define intervertebral disc disease in dogs and describe symptoms, causes and treatment options for this age-related, degenerative condition.

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How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

How do I know if my dog or cat has fleas?

Fleas can make your pet uncomfortable! This common external parasite infects both cats and dogs. In this post, our Westport vets explain flea infestations and how they can lead to more serious diseases. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. In this post, our Westport vets explain which symptoms pet parents should look for if you're concerned.

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Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Why should my pet have a fecal exam?

Yearly fecal exams go a long way to helping to ensure that your pet - and your household - are safe from intestinal parasites. Fecal exams allow your vet to check your pet for otherwise difficult-to-detect intestinal parasites. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can lead to heart failure, severe lung disease, and damage to other organs. Our vets believe that prevention is the best treatment option for pets in the Fairfield County area and beyond. 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Because they can spread a number of serious diseases, ticks are dangerous to people and pets. Here, our Westport vets explain what to look for and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.

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