Posts with tag pyometra

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Ovary-Sparing Spay Surgery (OSS)

My last blog focused on the boys, specifically canine vasectomy, a surgical technique for sterilizing male dogs without removal of their reproductive organs (testicles). Now, it’s time to talk about the girls! The corollary surgery in female dogs is called ovary-sparing spay (OSS). What exactly is ovary-sparing spay surgery? The canine spay surgery traditionally performed… read more

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Know the Warning Signs of Pyometra

Few things strike fear in me, as a breeder and as the owner of one intact bitch, more than the thought of pyometra. I had an experience several years ago with one of my older champion bitches who developed pyometra, and afterward I discovered that lots of people who breed and show dogs have never… read more