Damian Battersby, DVM

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Park Animal Hospital, Norwalk and Darien, Connecticut
  • Norwalk, CT   
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Damian Battersby, DVM, grew up in Westport, Connecticut, graduated from Staples High School and attended the University of Rhode Island, majoring in Wildlife Biology and Management and minoring in Animal Veterinary Science. He developed his love for animals in middle school while serving as a member of the junior staff at Earthplace, the Nature Discovery Center in Westport. After receiving his DVM degree from Ross University, he served his clinical year at the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Battersby has been associated with two animal hospitals in Westchester County specializing in small animals -- Peekskill Animal Hospital in Peekskill, New York and Fine Animal Hospital in Bedford Hills, New York.

Along with his veterinarian wife, Dr. Shelley Skopit, Dr. Battersby owns and operates Fairfield County’s Park Animal Hospital. The couple recently purchased the practice and its two locations in Norwalk and Darien. In addition to continuing to provide quality health care for dogs and cats, the couple has introduced healing arts services, which are offered by very few veterinarians in the region. The couple resides in Wilton, Connecticut.

Expert Articles by Damian Battersby, DVM

Death and Loss of a Dog

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Dog Health and Wellness

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Dog Health and Wellness

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Protect your pet when getting lost with a microchip or GPS collar
A balanced diet and feeding routine keeps a dog healthy and trim
Choose a vet for your dog or cat that is respectful and compassionate
Dog medication advice to help keep your pet safe and healthy
Know what to ask when choosing a veterinarian for your dog or cat
Protect your dog from the winter chills and keep them healthy
Protect your dog from harmful foods during Thanksgiving
Advice when your are forced to find a new home your dog
Self-hypnosis can help you to help your dog lose weight
How to help a pet who has food allergies be healthy and happy
How to help your dog when they have seasonal allergies

Cat Health and Wellness

Make moving a smooth transition for your pet
Give your cat a long and healthy life with proper nutrition
Choose a veterinarian for your cat who specializes in feline care
Kitty training: Advice for properly socializing your kitten
Feeding your cat a healthy diet can help prevent illness
How to keep your elderly cat healthy so they live long, happy lives

Dog Behavior and Training

How to train your dog to stop pulling on their leash
Stop your dog from barking you up a tree
How to choose a dog trainer
Walk your dog safely and enjoyably
Training your dog to walk on leash begins with planning ahead
Preventing dog aggression and protecting dog owners
Expert advice on training your dog as home and family protection
How to best socialize your puppy to foster good doggie manners

Dog Diseases and Conditions

Treating bladder infections in dogs and cats
Caring for your blind dog or cat
Dogs with dermatitis: causes, diagnosis, and treatment
What to do if your puppy has a parvovirus infection
Prevention and treatment options for canine cancer
Get a handle on flea prevention and treatment for your dog
How you treat your dog with kennel cough can make a big difference
What to do when your dog has irregular urination patterns
Abnormal poop patterns or color could signal that your dog is sick
Acupuncture can be a great way to treat dog arthritis
Chinese medicine can help you treat your dog’s itching problem

Cat Diseases and Conditions

Holistic approach to hyperthyroidism in cats
Loss of appetite in dogs and cats
Keep cats healthy by preventing and reducing obesity
What to do if your cat has feline diabetes

Caring for a New Puppy

Considerations when socializing your new pup in a playgroup
How to choose a good veterinarian and quickly establish rapport
Advice for choosing your new puppy's interactive toys
Understand and budget for the lifetime costs of owning a pet
Choose a doggy daycare with a well-trained and trustworthy staff
Advice on fostering a pet from a rescue organization or shelter

Horses

Starting a horse in the Classical system of training
Things to avoid when buying your first horse
Continue riding in college with IHSA
Advice for dressage training in the classical system
Train your horse to be a brave and confident jumper
Schooling the young horse for Combined Training
Advice for retraining and rehabilitating the spoiled horse
The importance of unconstraint in horse training
How to find a saddle that fits you and your horse equally

Death and Loss of a Cat

Advice for putting your cat to sleep and saying goodbye

Pet Rodents

Ferrets are great pets if you understand what it's like to own one

Death and Loss of a Dog

Keep your dog happy and comfortable in its last days
When is putting your dog to sleep the right thing for your dog?
Keep your senior dog happy and healthy during its final years
Advice for when you find a stray dog in your neighborhood

Choosing a Dog

Where to get a new puppy
Picking the perfect puppy for your family
How to get involved with an animal welfare organization

Traveling Dog Owner

A trustworthy dog sitter will allow you to relax while at work or away
Your dog won't miss you at all when you pick the right kennel
Expert advice on choosing a reliable doggy daycare

Choosing a Cat

How to successfully introduce a newly adopted cat into a household
Advice on adopting a kitten or cat that is right for your family

Traveling Cat Owner

Avoid complications during flights with pets
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