August 22, 2017
Uterine infection is a serious condition in dogs, cats
Pyometra, or uterine infection, may become evident two to three months after a dog — or, rarely, a cat — has its last estrus, “and it is a true veterinary emergency,” said veterinarian Gary Brummet, chief of primary care service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Pyometra occurs most frequently in intact dogs between 6 and 10 years old, can result in sepsis if untreated and is prevented only by spaying.
The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.) (8/21)
December 12, 2016
Diabetes on the rise in dogs, cats
The incidence of diabetes in dogs and cats in the US has crept up in the past decade, with an 80% jump in dogs and an 18% rise in cats, according to veterinarian Katy Nelson, who says the increase is linked to pets’ expanding waistlines. Pets with diabetes drink more water and need to urinate more often, and those are commonly the first signs of diabetes, Dr. Nelson said.
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.) (12/9)