Pet Care Know-Hows

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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What to Expect During Your Dog's CT Scan

To help you understand why your four-legged family member may need a CT scan, our vets explain what CT technology is used for and what you should expect when you take your dog in for diagnostic imaging. 

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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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Sugar Gliders as Pets

Sugar Gliders as Pets

Sugar gliders can be excellent and rewarding companion pets. However, these clever, curious and social marsupials require a significant amount of specialized care, nutrition and plenty of socialization time to make sure they stay healthy and happy. Here, our South Wilton vets explain some of the considerations you should have if you're thinking about having a sugar glider as a pet.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Guinea Pigs

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs have a well-deserved reputation for being inquisitive, empathetic and playful companions for you and your family. However, just like with any other pet, these small, furry creatures come with special care requirements and needs that you should know before making the decision to introduce one to your home. Here, our South Wilton vets explain the different breeds of guinea pig, their care requirement, their nutritional needs and their housing and socialization.

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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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