Daily Doggie Tip #65

Female dogs that haven’t been spayed are at risk of a potentially life threatening condition called pyometra. A pyometra can be open or closed. A closed pyometra is where the womb fills with pus and it cannot escape, creating a life threatening condition very quickly. An open pyometra is where the pus drains, and creates a discharge. It too is an emergency.

I have attached 2 links that detail all signs and symptoms. Please note that this condition is a medical emergency and can only be cured by surgery. Even then not all dogs will pull through.

http://www.vetstream.co.uk/yourvets/pdf/factsheets/dog/24_265517.pdf

http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/pyometra-in-dogs-causes-treatment-and-prevention.html

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