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21 09, 2020

Dog Spay

2020-09-23T18:10:20-07:00September 21st, 2020|Dogs|

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 prevents dogs from getting a uterine infection called a pyometra 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 canines from getting uterine infections

21 09, 2020

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC)

2020-09-23T07:25:49-07:00September 21st, 2020|Cats, Dogs|

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a serious disease, but if caught early enough, there is much we can do about it. Vigilance on your part is the key to noticing any abnormalities warranting an exam by one of our doctors. It occurs in dogs and cats, although much more often in cats. There are two predominant versions of this disease; the skin version and the oral version: The skin version of SCC is caused by excessive amounts of sunshine, so the disease is prevalent here in California. White-haired cats have more than a 13 times greater risk of getting this

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