Whether we like it or not, dogs will chew and swallow things that they shouldn’t. Unfortunately, some of these objects, or ‘foreign bodies’, can become stuck in the gut and obstruct the flow of digested food. Eventually, the part of the gut that is obstructed becomes severely damages and ‘dies off’, and causes an infection throughout the whole abdomen. If the bacteria escapes into the bloodstream, the pup can end up with sepsis, making him or her even sicker. So, there are many, many reasons to prevent all this from happening.
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We have previously discussed the merits of desexing dogs at a young age but now we will focus on one of the nasty disease that dogs can get if they are not desexed: Pyometra. What on earth is that, you … read more
One of the most common diseases in older cats is hyperthyroidism. It usually occurs in geriatric cats, over 9 years of age. This is caused by an overactive thyroid gland due to a benign but functional tumor in the gland. … read more
Dogs, like humans, have several ligaments in the knee that act to stabilize this joint. One of the most important of these is the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL), which runs between the femur and the tibia. In people, this is … 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