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Spay Tattoos Are In The News

Spay Tattoos Are In The News

Tattoos have been in the news at MyPetsDoctor.com lately. A reader wrote in to complain that the doctor she took her female dog to for ovariohysterectomy surgery didn’t offer her the option to decline a tattoo indicating her dog had had surgery. Marie’s description: “A black crossed out female sign is revolting imagery. Who even […]

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Tattoo Saves Cat From Surgery

Tattoo Saves Cat From Surgery

Sweet little Spooky was saved from cryptorchidism surgery by this green tattoo. Spooky showed up at a client’s home a few weeks ago. They have two cats already, and no room indoors for him to be a pet, but they didn’t want nature to ravage him, either. We examined him and found his left ear partially missing. […]

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Tattoos Indicate Spay And Neuter

Tattoos. It won’t be long before more people have them than don’t. Today, though, we’re talking about dog and cat tattoos. These tattoos are not for decoration, but for conveying information. Veterinarians use small, straight-line tattoos when pets are spayed or neutered to let future caregivers know that this particular pet no longer has internal […]

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Dog’s Nose Print Is Unique

Dog’s Nose Print Is Unique

We all know that fingerprints are unique to each individual human.   Did you know that your dog’s nose print is also unique? Your dog’s nose print can be used as legal identification in case of owner discrepancy. Perhaps best of all, there is no mess and no invasive procedure. Nose printing does not require […]

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Cryptorchidism In Dogs And Cats

Cryptorchidism In Dogs And Cats

Cryptorchidism occurs when testicles fail to enter the scrotum and instead are retained in the abdomen. Equivalent terms are “retained testicle(s)” and “undescended testicle(s).” Crypto, from the Greek kryptos, means “hidden.” The Greek word orkhis means “testicle.” In mammalian embryos (people, dogs, cats, cattle, horses, etc.), gonads of both genders begin life immediately below each kidney. […]

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Spayed? Or Not?

Missy writes with an interesting question:  I adopted an older cat who the previous owner told me is fixed, but she doesn’t have the tattoo. Is there anyway to ensure she is fixed and get the tattoo for her? To read about spay/neuter tattoos, click here.   Yes, Missy, you have several ways to solve […]

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