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The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Our vets in Westport recommend pets receive appropriate vaccinations as they play an integral role in keeping your pet healthy throughout their life. In this post, we discuss why and when pet vaccines should be administered, the dangers of not being vaccinated, and more.

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Why is my cat limping and what should I do?

Why is my cat limping and what should I do?

Cats are generally graceful, agile creatures. However, injuries or illnesses can cause limping or discomfort. In this post, our vets in Westport list some reasons your cat might be limping and when to schedule an appointment with a vet.

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What is Kennel Cough in Dogs?

What is Kennel Cough in Dogs?

Have you noticed your dog has come down with a non-productive, dry cough? If so, your canine companion might be suffering from Kennel Cough. In this post, our Westport vets share some information about this highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs - and what to do if your dog is coughing.

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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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