Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus               Parvovirus can be spread when a dog comes in contact with the feces of an infected dog. The virus can remain infectious on contaminated ground for five months or more. As a result, your pet can contract parvovirus anywhere dogs come together—such as parks, kennels, shelters and pet stores. Once the virus enters your pet’s body, it multiplies …

Microchip Identification for your pet at Lytle Vet Clinic

We offer microchip identification for your pets.

Why Microchip? Each year thousands of lost and abandoned animals are taken in by shelters and humane societies across North America. Some of these animals never make it home because they can’t be identified. Microchipping offers pet owners the only truly permanent method of identifying your pet and linking the animal back to you, the owner, via our Lost Pet …

Why pets dig - Lytle Vet

Digging

Functions of Digging Digging with the front paws is normal behavior in both cats and dogs. It is seen during play in kittens and in puppies who are exploring the texture of surfaces in their environment. Cats and some dogs exhibit digging just before and after elimination of urine or stool. Cats vary in the amount of digging before and …

Dog Knee ligaments and bones

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

General Information A ligament consists of tough, fibrous tissue connecting two bones. In the knee, rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament allows the femur (thigh bone) to slide back and forth over the tibia (shinbone). The rupture first causes pain, then abnormal wear and tear of the joint, leading to arthritis. This sequence of events occurs most frequently in overweight, …

Female dog in danger of developing tumors - Lytle Vet

Mammary Tumors in Dogs

General Information Mammary tumors are the most common tumor in female dogs. Malignant (cancerous) or benign (non‑cancerous) tumors can occur. The cause of these tumors is unknown, but there is a hormonal influence on tumor development and rate of growth. Treatments for mammary tumors include surgery, irradiation, and chemotherapy. The type of treatment used is determined by the kind of …

Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs - Lytle Vet Clinic

Ovariohysterectomy in Dogs

(Spaying) General Information Ovariohysterectomy is the medical term for spaying or neutering a female dog. The procedure consists of surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus. If the ovaries are not removed, the bothersome heat periods still occur even though pregnancy is no longer possible. Surgery is usually performed at 51/2 to 9 months of age, before the first heat …

Puppies should be dewormed at 2 to 3 weeks of age - Lytle Vet Clinic

Deworming Puppies and Kittens

General Information Roundworms and hookworms are common intestinal parasites of puppies and kittens. Puppies and kittens are often held and cuddled by young children who, like our pets, seem to be oblivious to good hygiene. Children do not wash their hands when they should. They pick things up and put them in their mouths. They kiss their pets and suck …

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 …