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Why is my dog scratching?

Why is my dog scratching?

Itching, scratching, or licking their skin are signs that your dog might have a skin condition known as dermatitis. Today, our South Wilton vets explain some common causes of skin problems in dogs and how you can help your pet feel better. 

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Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms & Treatment

Ear infections are quite common in dogs, especially if they have long, floppy ears or like to swim. Most ear infections are easy to treat if caught early. Today, our South Wilton vets discuss common symptoms of ear infections in dogs and what to do if your pup has an infection. 

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Diarrhea in Dogs: Causes, Treatments & When to See a Vet

Diarrhea in Dogs: Causes, Treatments & When to See a Vet

Diarrhea can be a distressing symptom for both you and your pup. Today, our South Wilton vets discuss the most common causes of diarrhea in dogs, how to stop diarrhea, and when to see a vet. 

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The Best Food For Senior Dogs

The Best Food For Senior Dogs

As our canine companions age, they are likely to require a different diet to meet their shifting needs. Today our South Wilton vets discuss senior dogs' dietary needs and their recommended food options for senior dogs.

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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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