Pyometra is one of those medical words veterinarians use that often require translation for pet families. Pyo- is from the Latin word for pus, and metra is Greek for uterus. Once you know this etymology then you can understand why pyometra is an emergency. The pus in the uterus is the result of a bacterial infection, and dogs with pyometra become seriously ill. I’ll discuss risk factors, clinical signs and treatment options for pyometra in this week’s blogpost.
February 28th was World Spay Day, the grand finale of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Spay Day USA, started in 1995, originally focused on the need to spay and neuter feral cats. It now is a worldwide event focusing on eliminating pet overpopulation everywhere. Why is Spay Day such a big deal? My pet is spayed. Spaying
Yesterday, February 22, was National Spay Day and some consider the entire month National Spay and Neuter month. Spay is the colloquial term for ovariohysterectomy. Neuter, sometimes called altering, is the surgical removal of male reproductive organs or testicles. Both procedures have the same result: they prevent unwanted pregnancies. But wait — these procedures have