Dr. Brek Perry

Gastropexy for Bloat

Bloat – a more technical term is gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) – is a lifethreatening condition that requires immediate medical and surgical intervention. Westgate Pet Clinic offers a minimally invasive surgery called laparoscopic assisted prophylactic gastropexy (LAPG) that is highly effective in preventing GDV. First, some basics: 1) Bloat – or GDV –is caused when the…

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Doggie Breath and Kitty Calculus

Dental care is an important and often overlooked portion of animal health care. As our patients are living longer lives with improved medicine and care, oral health can become especially important in a patient’s later years. Studies in human medicine have linked periodontal disease with cardiac disease, and some studies in veterinary medicine suggest the…

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Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets

Dr. Brek Perry Disaster (dih zas ter). A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure. We don’t ever like to think about it, but disasters can happen at any moment – be it a widely observed disaster such as…

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