Dr. Brek Perry

What is an Oral Prophylaxis?

At Westgate Pet Clinic we are very proud of the services we offer and our approach to oral health care is no different. There was a recent expose on ABC’s 20/20 regarding oral care in our pets and the veterinarian’s role in promoting such care. The point of the episode was that veterinarians tend to…

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USDA Accredited Veterinarian Services

Westgate Pet Clinic employees several USDA accredited veterinarians. What exactly is an accredited veterinarian and what role do they play in animal health? Hundreds of thousands of animals move across our borders every year via exports and imports. How do we protect our food supply and prevent the introduction of unwanted diseases that may not…

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Meet Dr. Google

As a veterinarian, every day I see sick patients that have already been diagnosed by Dr. Google with a myriad of conditions. Some appear reasonable; others, however, are way out in left field. There was a time when I would dread the words “So I saw on the internet that Fluffy could have [Fill in…

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Managing Pain for Surgery Patients

Pain management is an integral part of any anesthetic or surgical plan for Westgate Pet Clinic patients undergoing invasive procedures. Studies have demonstrated the benefits relating to patient comfort and fewer post-operative complications with good pain control. Good pain control starts at the planning stages of the procedure. Each patient is thoroughly evaluated for what…

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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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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

GI Stasis in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs