Pyometra

Pyometra is an infection of the uterus caused by high levels of the hormone progesterone.  It usually occurs during the period called diestrus, following when a dog is in heat.  At this time the uterus is vulnerable to infection with bacteria.  The most common cause is a bacterium called Escherichia coli. Pyometra can affect any female […]

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism is a disease caused by insufficient thyroid hormone production.  The thyroid gland is located in the neck, on either side of the trachea.  It produces two hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  Thyroid hormones affect the rate of metabolism in most of the tissues in the body.  Thyroid hormone deficiency leads to illness. Clinical […]

Kittens for Sale or Adoption

Kittens for Sale or Adoption Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!  Everyone loves cute kittens.  In southern New Jersey we are fortunate to have many great places to get them. Be sure to plan ahead and get a pet carrier and  at least one extra large litterbox with litter.  Also allocate part of your budget for spaying or neutering and […]

Puppies for Sale or Adoption

Puppies for Sale or Adoption There is nothing quite like getting a new puppy.  The next year is almost guaranteed to be fun and memorable.  Today there are more ways than ever to find great puppies.  We are fortunate to have so many good options in the southern New Jersey area. Before you think about getting […]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism The thyroid is a two-lobed gland located in the lower part of the neck.  It produces a substance called thyroid hormone, which is transported via the blood to the cells in the body.  Thyroid hormone regulates how fast cells function.  Too much thyroid hormone speeds up the metabolism and causes illness.  No matter how much the cat […]