How do I know if my dog has pyometra?
Pus or an abnormal discharge is often seen on the skin or hair under the tail or on bedding and furniture where the dog has recently laid. Fever, lethargy, anorexia, and depression may or may not be present. If the cervix is closed, pus that forms is not able to drain to the outside.
Can pyometra cure itself?
It’s caused by the womb filling with pus and, if left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, toxaemia, dehydration and, in some cases, death. Usually the only cure once the pet has developed pyometra is emergency surgery to remove their womb.
How do you test for pyometra?
Your veterinarian will likely recommend the following diagnostic tests to help diagnose pyometra:
- general chemistry profile.
- complete blood count.
- abdominal radiographs.
- abdominal ultrasound.
- vaginal cytology.
How do you treat pyometra in dogs at home?
What are the first signs of pyometra?
This is a difficult, high-risk operation because if the infection spills during removal it can be dangerous for the patient. The pet also needs antibiotics to eliminate any bacteria that might escape the surgery, and because it is a complex procedure, she will need to be hospitalized for a day or two afterwards.