Pyometra - Lytle Vet Clinic

Pyometra

General Information Pyometra is a severe bacterial infection with accumulation of pus in the uterus. Although it often occurs in middle-aged or older females that have never had puppies, younger dogs are sometimes affected. The condition most commonly develops a few weeks after a heat period. Pyometra. results from hormonal influences that decrease the normal resistance to infection. As a …

Acral Lick Dermatitis - Lytle Vet Clinic

Acral Lick Dermatitis

(Lick Granuloma) General Information Acral dermatitis is a skin condition resulting from repeated licking. At first there is only a small area of hair loss; however, with constant licking, a thickened, raised plaque develops. Often this raised sore is raw, inflamed, and ulcerated. Lick granulomas occur primarily in dogs left alone for long periods. Boredom is usually responsible for the …

Pyotraumatic Dermatifis or Hot Spot on a dog - Lytle Vet Clinic

Pyotraumatic Dermatitis

Pyotraumatic Dermatitis (Acute Moist Dermatitis, “Hot Spots”) General Information Pyotraumatic dermatitis is caused by excessive licking, biting, rubbing, or scratching of an area of the body that itches or is painful. Many cases are simply an intense reaction to flea bites. Other underlying causes include allergy, parasites, ear infections, anal irritations, matted dirty coats, contact with irritating materials, and compulsive …

Signs of flea‑bite allergy in cats - Lytle Vet Clinic

Flea-Bite Allergy in Cats

Flea-Bite Allergy in Cats General Information Signs of flea‑bite allergy result from hypersensitivity (allergy) to flea saliva. In an allergic cat, the bite of a single flea may cause a serious problem. Extensive skin damage may result from the cat’s biting, licking, and scratching. Although flea‑bite allergy can be treated, it often recurs because flea eggs may hatch up to …