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How to Treat & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

How to Treat & Prevent Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Routine oral care, including brushing, professional exams and teeth cleaning, is a vital part of keeping your pup healthy. Unfortunately, it often gets missed. Here, our Westminster veterinary specialists talk about dental health and how to treat and prevent periodontal (gum) disease in dogs. 

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Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Bad Breath in Dogs: Causes & Remedies

Dental concerns are common among pets, especially as they get older. Without proper care, they can experience serious health complications. Our Westminster vets talk about what causes bad breath in dogs and what can be done to help them get back to a fresh and clean mouth.

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Dental Surgery: Tooth Extractions for Cats

Dental Surgery: Tooth Extractions for Cats

When a cat's teeth aren't cared for properly, it can lead to several oral health issues that can have serious complications. If severe cases, they may need to have a tooth removed. Today, our Westminster vets discuss the need for cat tooth extractions and what you can expect while your kitty recovers form dental surgery.

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Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Common Dental Problems in Dogs

Without routine dental care, dogs are at risk of developing serious oral health conditions that can lead to other more serious issues. In this post, our Westminster vets talk about dental diseases and problems in dogs, the causes and symptoms as well as how they can be prevented.

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Pleural Effusion in Dogs

Pleural Effusion in Dogs

Some dogs can experience a condition that causes fluid to fill the pleural sacs, greatly reducing the capacity of the lungs. Here, our vets at Westminster discuss the causes and symptoms of pleural effusion in dogs, how it can be diagnosed, and what the life expectancy is for dogs with this condition.

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Ultrasound for Dogs and Cats: What Pet Owners Want to Know

Ultrasound for Dogs and Cats: What Pet Owners Want to Know

Has your vet recommended diagnostic imaging to gain a better view of how your pet's internal functions are working? Our Westminster vets discuss the purpose of cat and dog abdominal ultrasounds and how veterinary diagnostics can help your pet feel their best.

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Aortic Stenosis in Dogs

Aortic Stenosis in Dogs

Some dog breeds are predisposed to a condition called aortic stenosis. This condition puts added stress on the heart of a dog. Today, our Westminster vets share the causes of aortic stenosis in dogs, the signs and symptoms, as well as the treatment options.

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Cardiac Arrhythmias in Dogs

Cardiac Arrhythmias in Dogs

Despite having no obvious conditions and leading healthy lives, some dogs may develop an irregular heartbeat. Here, our vets in Westminster talk about arrhythmia in dogs, the causes and symptoms, and how it can be treated and managed.

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Arrhythmia: Irregular Heartbeat in Cats

Arrhythmia: Irregular Heartbeat in Cats

The signs of an irregular heartbeat in cats may be difficult to spot as they may just be sleeping more than usual or eating less. This makes it important to monitor your cat's behavior very closely and seek care when you have concerns. Our veterinary cardiologists in Westminster talk about the symptoms and causes of irregular heartbeats in cats, and how an arrhythmia can be diagnosed and treated.

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Why Do Dogs Drool?: Causes & How to Stop it

Why Do Dogs Drool?: Causes & How to Stop it

Having a dog means that you may occasionally (or often for some breeds) be faced with piles of slobber. But what is the cause of it? Today, our Westminster vets answer the question of 'Why do dogs drool?' and talk about when the drool might indicate a health concern.

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