Hill’s Pet Food Voluntary Recall – Update

We are writing to inform you that Hill's Pet Nutrition has expanded and added more products to their voluntarily recall on select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Per the Hill's Pet Nutrition Website on March 20, 2019: While...

DOGS: More Than Pets

Bespoke Veterinary Services is proud to be a sponsor of this exhibit. at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT. DOGS: More Than Pets takes visitors inside the science, history, DNA, folklore and pop culture of dogs. It’s interactive, hands-on and filled...

Canine Influenza

Dear Bespoke Clients, Recently we have received reports that Canine Influenza has spread to several boarding and daycare facilities in Connecticut. We are now recommending that all dogs that plan to board or go to daycare receive the flu vaccine. Dog flu is a...

Leaving Dogs in Parked Cars is Dangerous

Dog fur is great protection against the cold but can be a problem in hot weather. This is because, unlike humans, dogs eliminate heat by panting. When panting isn’t enough, their body temperature rises. This can be fatal if not corrected quickly. Any hot environment...

Canine Influenza

Dear Bespoke Clients, Recently, we have received reports that Canine Influenza has been reported in New York and New Jersey, and many of you have reached out with concern about the outbreak. Dog flu is a relatively new disease and can be caused by two different canine...

Grain Free Diet Facts

Many people are focused on nutrition and wellness as they start the new year. One of the more interesting pet health trends I have observed over the past few years is the growing grain-free category of the expanding pet food market. Many pet owners believe grain-free...

Summer Fun with Fido

It’s summer time! Below are some suggestions on how to enjoy the dog days of summer with Fido! Please remember that they need to have plenty of water, shade, and protection from the heat just like we do–and yes, they may need sunscreen too! Enjoy! Make Frozen Treats....

Common Summer Skin Problems in Dogs

EAR INFECTIONS Ear infections, otherwise known as otitis, are one of the most common presenting complaints in dogs during the summer months. Signs of ear infections include scratching at the ear, head shaking, odor, redness of the ear canal, and in severe cases, a...

The Top 20 Common Laser Therapy Uses

Laser Therapy - Reduces Pain and Speeds Healing Bespoke Veterinary Services is excited to offer our clients laser therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be...

TOP 10 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF LASER THERAPY

How does it work? Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism....

Seven Easy Steps for REMOVING A TICK

Step 1: Put on your gloves. Ticks carry infectious agents that can seep into a human’s bloodstream through breaks in the skin. It’s better to play it safe and wear protective gear. Step 2: Steady your pet and keephim/her calm. When you’re getting ready to remove the...

New Pet Checklist

YOU ARE ABOUT TO OR HAVE JUST BROUGHT HOME FLUFFY. NOW WHAT?! Here is a checklist to ease the transition for you and your new pet, including a few items to have prepared in advance and what to do right after their arrival....

Meet Jessica!

Meet Jessica, Westport’s newest vet who comes to YOU for all pet-related services! She is not only an incredibly talented veterinarian (3rd generation in her family in fact!) but also a caring, intelligent person who goes above and beyond for her clients- and friends....

Vet Makes House Call Despite Snow Storm

Westporter Danielle Dobin contributed these photos with the message: “It’s pretty extraordinary, but our vet—Jessica Melman of Bespoke Veterinary Services in Westport—kept our appointment this morning! She literally hiked to our house in order to treat our puppy’s...

Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

Dog ownership has physical, mental, emotional and health benefits for all members of the family. Physical Research shows that people who own dogs are more likely to meet recommendations for healthy amounts of activity as they usually need to take their dogs out for...

Dogs and Xylitol Toxicity

Many people resolve to lose weight in the new year, and therefore, buy xylitol containing products. But be careful! Xylitol is a lower calorie alternative to table sugar that is safe for human consumption, but is toxic and possible even deadly to dogs. It is a...

How to Clean your Pets’ Ears

5 EASY STEPS Here are instructions on how to clean your pets' ears: STEP 1: Apply cleanser directly to the ear from the nozzle of the bottle or by soaking a cotton ball and placing the cotton ball in the ear. Overflow the ear canal with cleanser. STEP 2: Massage the...

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