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 […]

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 […]

Pre/Post Operation

Pre/Post Operation Cutting through all the information Due to illness, disease or trauma, your pet may one day require surgery. While potentially stressful (for both you and your pet) there are a few basic guidelines that you can follow that will make the process as complication-free as possible and put your pet on the fast […]