Pyometra

What is a Pyometra and why is it so dangerous?

Pyometra is as an infection in the uterus or womb, this is seen in female dogs who have not been speyed. More often in older dogs who have had multiple seasons or cycles.

If your dog is suffering from pyometra she may become lethargic and drink a lot of water, there may be a discharge from the vulva, which can be green or yellow or very smelly. She may be suffering from a fever and off her food.

Inside the uterus there is a build up of pus and inflammation which will cause pain, and is extremely dangerous, this degree of infection can lead to blood poisoning and even death.

Emergency surgery can be expensive and does carry some risk, but is often the only way to save her life. Medication to treat the infection and inflammation as well as intensive fluid therapy can help but the risk of this condition recurring is high. Surgery to remove the swollen infected uterus is necessary to resolve this life threatening disease.

Jess Beer

VETERINARY ADVISOR

October 21, 2014

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