Kittens! - Lytle Vet

Kittens… Kittens… Kittens

So, you have a new kitten or are thinking about getting one of those precious balls of fluff that steal into our hearts and make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Of course, we want the very best for our new little friend. That’s why our motto here at the Lytle Vet Clinic is ” Caring for your pet …

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 …

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 …