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21 11, 2019

Neuter – Feline

2020-02-10T16:53:03-08:00November 21st, 2019|Cats|

One of the most common surgical procedures we perform is a cat neuter, know medically as an orchectomy. It is performed for several reasons: It minimizes roaming It minimizes aggressive behavior It prevents male cats from impregnating females. It minimized urinating in the home (urine spraying). Male cats are territorial and prone to fighting, which leads to serious diseases, especially viral diseases like FeLV, FIP, and FIV. Neutering minimizes this fighting, helping also to cut down on these serious contagious diseases. At the Long Beach Animal Hospital we use the carbon dioxide laser for all of our cat neuters. There is almost no

20 11, 2019

Feline Spay

2020-02-24T15:57:20-08:00November 20th, 2019|Cats|

One of the most common surgical procedures we perform at the Long Beach Animal Hospital in southern California is a cat spay, known medically as an ovariohysterectomy (removal of the ovaries and uterus). It is performed for several medical reasons: It prevents cats from going into heat. It prevents cats from getting pregnant. It significantly helps prevent cats from getting breast cancer later in life. It prevents cats from getting uterine infections later in life. We have pictures at the end of this page of complications like cystic ovaries and an infected uterus that can occur in unspayed female cats.

20 11, 2019

Restraint Technique

2020-02-10T13:03:35-08:00November 20th, 2019|Tips|

Introduction Brushing your pets teeth is not the easiest thing in the world to do, especially if your pet is not used to you handling it near its mouth. By getting your pet used to you working around and in its mouth at a young age, you will make the process of tooth brushing go smoother when your pet is older and needs brushing. Proper restraint is the key to getting your pet to cooperate. We will show you some techniques that can be used by one person or two people in cooperation. A good time to start is when

11 11, 2019

Mammary Cancer (Breast Tumor)

2020-04-28T19:31:49-07:00November 11th, 2019|Cats, Dogs|

These preventable tumors are the most common tumor in female dogs as they age. They do occur in males, but this is a rare occurrence. Up to 50% of these tumors in dogs are malignant. The specific cause of this problem is unknown, although there is a very strong correlation to hormones, especially in the dog. <script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- LBAH Web Site Adsense --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display: block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-8091430273330641" data-ad-slot="2771011414" data-ad-format="auto" data-full-width-responsive="true"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script> Some tumors become so large that they can become ulcerated and painful, leading to the potential of an infection that spreads to the

11 11, 2019

Fractured Jaw in a Cat

2020-02-13T16:13:29-08:00November 11th, 2019|Cats|

It is not uncommon for a cat to break its jaw due to a traumatic incident; usually falling from a height or being hit by a car. The lower jaw (the mandible) usually fractures right in the middle of the chin which is very painful and renders the pet unable to use its jaw to eat. Fortunately for most cats, they heal very well when the jaw is wired back together. Now if only they can remember not to run across the street again..... This area contains graphic pictures of an actual jaw repair performed at the hospital. It may