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Toxic Dog Food List

Toxic Dog Food List

Our South Wilton vets know that loving dog owners enjoy giving their canine friends little treats now and again, but it is important to know that not all treats are ok; a surprising amount of the food people consume is actually toxic to dogs!  In today's post South Wilton Veterinary Group discusses the toxic dog treats list you need to avoid.

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Ultrasounds for Dogs and Cats: Everything You Need to Know

Ultrasounds for Dogs and Cats: Everything You Need to Know

So you've just discovered that your cat or dog requires an ultrasound procedure. What exactly does that even mean? And how can it help your pet? Here, our South Wilton vets described how we perform ultrasound procedures on pets, how to prepare your pet for the procedure and what kinds of conditions can be detected with this testing.

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Best Birds for First Time Bird Owners

Best Birds for First Time Bird Owners

Are you considering getting a bid for the first time as a pet? Your major priorities should be that your new bird's species is friendly and gentle, but it's important to check on other personality characteristics and their average adult size before you decide which kind of bird would work best as a pet. Here are a few suggestions from our South Wilton vets. 

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Symptoms of Bronchitis in Cats

Symptoms of Bronchitis in Cats

Bronchitis is a serious health issue which can affect your cat, leading to breathing problems, coughing, inflammation of their airways and other symptoms. Here, our South Wilton vets explain how this condition will affect your cat, the symptoms you should watch for, and when your feline companion will need to see a vet. 

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Causes of and Treatments for Kidney Failure in Cats

Causes of and Treatments for Kidney Failure in Cats

Your cat's kidneys play a number of key roles in keeping them healthy. Here, our South Wilton veterinary team explain the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney failure in cats, as well as the role of your pet's diet in this condition.

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What is the best diet for dogs with kidney disease?

What is the best diet for dogs with kidney disease?

If your dog is suffering from kidney disease, choosing the right diet for them can be a key part of their treatment. For dogs with kidney diseases, our Fairfield County vets might recommend a therapeutic diet with higher levels of fatty acids like omega-3 as well decreased levels of phosphorous, sodium and protein. 

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Kidney Failure in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

Kidney Failure in Dogs: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

Here, our South Wilton Veterinary Group vets in South Wilton walk you through the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney failure in dogs as well as what you can do to identify this condition in your pup.

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What to Expect When You Take Your Dog For an X-Ray

What to Expect When You Take Your Dog For an X-Ray

If your dog requires an x-ray diagnostic test (also known as a radiograph), you might be wondering how their appointment will go. Here, our Fairfield County vet team will walk your through what to expect when you take your dog in for an x-ray, what x-rays are used to diagnose and any risks might be presented by an x-ray test. 

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Types of Anemia in Dogs

Types of Anemia in Dogs

Anemia in dogs is often a symptom of another serious health issue. Today, our vets at South Wilton Veterinary Group will walk you through the different types of anemia you might find in your dog, what their causes are, their symptoms, and the treatments that are available to you to help your pup get back to their healthy happy selves. 

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Today, our South Wilton vets explain a little about Lyme disease in pets; what it is, what symptoms to watch for, and how your pet can be treated if diagnosed. 

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