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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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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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COPD in Dogs

COPD in Dogs

COPD can make breathing difficult for your canine companion. Our Huntersville vets review some causes of COPD in dogs, the most common symptoms of the condition and treatment options. 

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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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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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Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia in Cats

Pneumonia is an inflammation of your cat's lungs and airways which can be caused by a number of different reasons. Here, our South Wilton vets share more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for pneumonia in cats. 

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Types of Pneumonia in Dogs

Types of Pneumonia in Dogs

While it may not be a condition that most pet parents think about, dogs like people can develop pneumonia. Pneumonia can be serious in dogs, however treatment is available and most dogs recover well. Today our South Wilton vets explain some of the signs and symptoms of pneumonia in dogs, and how this condition is treated. 

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