Pyometra- Why Spay Before 1st Heat Cycle?

Pyometra or pyometrea is a uterine infection, most commonly found in unaltered female dogs.   It is a secondary infection that occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the uterus, also known as the womb, where a foetus develops.

What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a female hormone (common in most mammals), of which the production is unique during the estrous (heat) cycle of  female dogs. The early rise of progesterone during estrus is from the luteinized follicles (A yellow mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in mammals; it secretes steroid hormones. ) of the ovaries and can be used in breeding management.

What is Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is an emergency condition involving abnormal, extensive gas distention and rotation of the stomach. Although the stomach is initially the primary organ involved in GDV, many other organs are quickly compromised if this condition is left untreated.

Arthritis & Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Arthritis & Osteoarthritis in Dogs – Hearing that your dog has arthritis or osteoarthritis can be devastating, because we know that it is a progressive, degenerative disease that worsens over time.  By the majority of estimates, 20% of all dogs…

Most Common Vet Visits: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Intestinal Upset

Your dog may vomit simply because they’ve eaten something too fast or because it just doesn’t agree with them.  However, vomiting can also be an indicator for something far more serious: your dog may have swallowed something toxic…

Most Common Vet Visits: Atopic or Allergic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis in dogs (allergic dermatitis, canine atopy) is a hypersensitivity or over-reaction to a variety of commonplace and otherwise harmless substances in the environment. These allergens include plant pollens, house dust mites, or mold spores. Most allergic dogs begin to show signs between one and three years of age.

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Ear infections in Dogs

Ear infections are incredibly common in dogs.  In fact, as many as 20 percent of dogs have some form of ear disease, at any time.  However, most ear infections go undiagnosed or ignored, with the hope that it might heal on it’s own.  

Why Spay / Neuter Your Pet?

There are a number of medical and behavioral benefits to spaying (female pets) and neutering (male pets) your animals. Here’s a list…

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How to Not to Be Fat

Things to consider when feeding your pet. It’s no secret that the United States has an obesity problem. Did you know that it also has a pet-obesity problem? When you look at pictures of people from the 1970s and earlier, you’ll notice that everyone is thin and happy. Today however, everyone has a few extra