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Pyometra In Dogs And Cats

Pyometrais a condition of the “intact” or un-spayed female dog or cat. The Latin prefix “pyo” means “pus,” and the suffix “metra” refers to the uterus. Therefore, the literal translation is “pus in the uterus,” but the condition is more complex than that. Some clinicians use the term pyometritis. The “itis” suffix refers to the […]

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  September 26, 2011   2 comments

Canine Heat Cycle

Estrus, or heat cycles, in the female dog are a fascinating process controlled by multiple hormones from the brain and abdominal organs.  Pet owners also use the term “in season” to refer to the heat cycle. Please note that MyPetsDoctor.com does not condone the thoughtless breeding of dogs and cats. The decision to breed one’s […]

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  December 20, 2010   No comments

Relaxin In Diagnosis Of Canine And Feline Pregnancy

Relaxin. “Oh, so you’re taking the day off today, Dr. Randolph?” No, I didn’t say relaxin’, I said relaxin. Relaxin is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy in mammalian species. Both its function and its importance vary among species, but its main function seems to be to cause a softening and growth of the […]

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  March 11, 2010   No comments

Early Spay And Neuter

Dear Reader, Please be aware that the photographs of tissues below are graphic, which is why we have put them at the bottom of the page. Squeamish readers may elect to read the text and forego scrolling all the way down to the pictures. EARLY SPAY AND NEUTER Bob Barker and many other spay/neuter advocates, […]

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  January 18, 2010   No comments