Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are mineralized objects that form in the bladders of dogs and cats.  They are often caused by urinary tract infections.  Diet may be another factor. Clinical signs include difficulty urinating, bloody urine, or urinating a little bit at a time.  Left untreated, bladder stones can become life-threatening. Diagnosis is confirmed with radiographs (x-rays) and/or ultrasound.  Sometimes the stones …

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a disorder of the bladder and urethra that causes signs including straining to urinate, bloody urine, and at times a complete inability to urinate, which if untreated can lead to kidney failure and death. The disease is causes by microscopic crystals that form in the urine.  These crystals …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Choosing a Cat Food

Choosing a cat food is an important process.  Fortunately, there are some things you can look for. Nutritional Adequacy Statement or AAFCO Statement Formulation method (Good): “Brand ABC Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Cat Food Profiles for maintenance of adult cats.” Feeding Trial Method (Better): “Animal feeding tests …

Spay and Neuter

Spay and Neuter  Most pet owners in Marlton, Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and the surrounding area choose to spay and neuter their pets in order to prevent health problems and to reduce pet overpopulation. Definitions Spay (ovariohysterectomy, fix) – removal of the ovaries and uterus Neuter (orchiectomy, castration, alter) – removal of the testes Advantages Prevent …

Flea and Tick Preventives

Flea and tick preventive technology has come a long way since the pyrethrins and organophosphates of the early 20th century.  We at Evesham Veterinary Clinic offer a wide range of the most advanced, safe, and effective flea and tick preventives, made by the most trusted pharmaceutical manufacturers.  These products offer improved safety profiles and are better at eliminating …

International Health Certificate – For Pet Travel

International travel with your pet can be a lot of fun.  At the same time, the free movement of animals around the world has to be balanced with the interests of destination countries in preventing the introduction of exotic diseases.  For example, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia are free of rabies.  Were the rabies …

Diseases and Vaccination – Cats

Diseases & Vaccination One of the very best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that he is vaccinated against common feline diseases. Your cat’s mother gave her kitten immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her milk. …