We’ve all heard of bloat in cows, but did you know that dogs can also get bloat? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a condition that occurs in large and giant breed dogs, where the stomach becomes filled with air and twists on itself. A milder version is Gastric Dilatation, where the bloating happens but not the twisting.
Tag Archives: Spay/Neuter
Is my pet spayed or neutered? Should she (or he) be? The answer depends on a couple of things. Here’s a review. read more
Anyone who owns (or is owned by) an outdoor cat is all too familiar with the cat fight abscess. Our feline friends go out into the world and can frequently get into disagreements with other cats. During these fights, the … read more
This is a good question, and one that rabbit owners have probably pondered at one time or another. There can be several benefits to having your rabbit spayed or neutered; especially if you own one rabbit and there is no … read more
Unless you are a breeder- and a very good, responsible one at that- there is no reason to not get your dog or cat desexed. Surgical desexing is referred to as castration (neutering) in male animals and ovariohysterectomy (spaying) in … read more
I have a boxer puppy and during her exam the vet found a small hernia by her belly button. My vet wants to fix this when we have her spayed at 6 months of age, but I would prefer to … read more