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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Dogs and cats often require diagnostic blood tests to reveal vital health information when they need emergency or specialty veterinary care. In this post, our veterinarians at South Wilton explain the significance of these tests for pets.

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What Are the Symptoms of a Spider Bite on a Dog?

What Are the Symptoms of a Spider Bite on a Dog?

Spiders would rather hide from you and your pet than bite, but spider bites do occur on occasion. In some cases, the spider bites our South Wilton vets see on dogs cause serious symptoms that necessitate immediate medical attention; however, most spider bites on dogs cause minor irritation but are generally harmless. Learn more about spider bites on dogs in the sections below.

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How Long Does Spaying Take?

How Long Does Spaying Take?

Spaying your female pet is a great way to prevent unwanted litters of kittens or puppies. It can also help deter unwanted behaviors and protect your pet from some serious forms of cancer. Here, our South Wilton vets explain more about the spaying process.

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Routine Vet Exams - Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

Routine Vet Exams - Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

During a routine exam, your veterinarian will check your pet regularly for symptoms of illness, internal health issues and other serious conditions that may need to be addressed. Here, our vets in South Wilton explain why regularly scheduled veterinary checkups are so important.

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Dogs Eating Grass: Why Do They Do It - Is my Dog Poisoned?

Dogs Eating Grass: Why Do They Do It - Is my Dog Poisoned?

Have you ever observed your canine companion munching on grass and found yourself curious about the reason behind this behavior? Allow us to provide insight. Our veterinarians in South Wilton receive inquiries about this intriguing habit and its potential impact on dogs' well-being.

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Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Bad breath in dogs commonly occurs but can signal health issues. Today, our South Wilton vets will explain the potential causes of your dog's bad breath and how you can treat and prevent it.

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Hip Dysplasia Surgery for Dogs: What to Expect

Hip Dysplasia Surgery for Dogs: What to Expect

Hip dysplasia, a condition where a dog's hips form incorrectly, can affect any breed.  It can cause pain and discomfort during activities or movement. Our South Wilton vets discuss the causes, signs, and treatment options of hip dysplasia in dogs and how surgery can help treat it.

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Symptoms of ACL Injuries in Dog & How They Are Treated

Symptoms of ACL Injuries in Dog & How They Are Treated

Athletes commonly suffer from CL injuries, but did you know that dogs can also experience a similar type of injury? In today's post, our South Wilton vets explain the symptoms of ACL injuries in dogs and the surgeries that are performed to treat this painful knee injury. 

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Cataract Surgery in Dogs

Cataract Surgery in Dogs

It is quite common for dogs to develop cataracts, which can lead to blurry vision and eventually, blindness. However, with the help of surgery, sight can be restored. Our vets at South Wilton are here to provide information on cataract surgery for dogs and what to expect during the procedure.

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Ear Hematoma Surgery in Dogs

Ear Hematoma Surgery in Dogs

An ear hematoma, also known as an aural hematoma, is a blood blister that develops on your pup's ear. Dogs with long, floppy ears that are prone to ear infections are particularly susceptible. Today, our South Wilton vets explain more about ear hematomas and how they are treated. 

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