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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

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

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

Feeding Tubes

2020-02-10T12:24:23-08:00November 11th, 2019|Cats|

In comparison to people, feeding tubes in animals are not routinely used in terminal cases to prolong life. They are used to help an animal get over a temporary problem and return to good health. Most species of animal can go many days without eating. This is not true for cats, especially when they are sick. Several days of not eating (anorexia) can have serious consequences in cats and lead to failure of important organs like the liver. In addition to cats we use feeding tubes in our practice for turtles and tortoises that are not eating. Causes of Lack of

Abdominal Hernia

2020-02-10T12:12:12-08:00November 11th, 2019|Cats|

Pets that roam outdoors are prone to numerous traumatic injuries. Fighting with other animals, and getting hit by a car, are some of the more common ones. This page shows a surgical procedure to correct an abdominal hernia in a cat named Sundance that was hit by a car. In this case the hernia was caused by a blow to the abdomen by the car. The blow was strong enough to tear a large hole in the abdominal muscles that surround the abdomen. The small intestine went through this hole and was trapped between the muscle and the underside of the