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Dog Dental Care: How To Clean Your Dog's Teeth

Dog Dental Care: How To Clean Your Dog's Teeth

Should I brush my dog's teeth? Yes! Just like humans, oral health and hygiene are important to our canine friends. Regular dental checkups and at-home brushing can help prevent oral health issues that could lead to serious, painful conditions for your pup. 

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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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PET/CT Scans for Dogs & Cats

PET/CT Scans for Dogs & Cats

To help you understand why your dog or cat may need a CT scan or PET scan our South Wilton vets explain a little about what PET/CT technology is used for and what you should expect when you take your four-legged friend in for a CT/PET scan. 

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X-Rays for Dogs

X-Rays for Dogs

If your pup is booked to have an x-ray appointment (also called a radiograph), you may be curious about how the appointment will work and how you can prepare yourself and your dog for it. Here, our South Wilton vets explain what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray. 

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Preventive Health Care Guidelines for Dogs

Preventive Health Care Guidelines for Dogs

Bringing your dog in for annual routine exams allows our South Wilton vets to monitor your pet's health, to check for early signs of health issues and to provide preventative vaccinations and parasite treatments in order to protect you pup from serious health problems. Here, our South Wilton Veterinary Group team explains the benefits of preventative care for your dog.

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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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