One of the most common surgical procedures performed at the Long Beach Animal Hospital on dogs is a spay, known medically as an ovariohysterectomy (removal of the ovaries and uterus). We usually abbreviate it as an OVH. It is performed for several medical reasons: It prevents dogs from going into heat It prevents dogs from getting pregnant It significantly helps prevent dogs from get breast cancer later in life The arrows point to two lumps at the mammary glands that are cancerous It prevents dogs from getting uterine infections later in life. An infected uterus is called a pyometra, and is
Due to the fact that birds have small, and sometimes hollow bones, it is not unusual for them to break them due to trauma. Falling off a perch, being injured by another animal, or even being stepped on by its owner are some of the more common causes of a fracture. Sometimes there are underlying problems causing the bones to be weak and susceptible to fracture during normal activity. The tibiotarsal (shin bone) is the one most commonly fractured. This page shows a tape splint on a simple fracture. This splint is light and stable, perfect for a small bird like a
Another fellow veterinarian on the trip. His endless wit and sense of humor (even though he looks kinda funny he is much smarter than he looks) kept us entertained for hours. We even got him to eat his vegetables one night.