Stagecoach Pet Hospital Blog
Chloe, a 12 year old female golden retriever presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for lethargy and appetite loss. Chloe was in heat about 4 weeks prior to presentation. On examination, Chloe had a high fever and very painful belly when touched.
X-rays of the abdomen were performed. The uterus was noted to be very enlarged and fluid filled. This is abnormal.
Chloe was diagnosed with a pyometra. This is a severe infection of the uterus.
Chloe was immediately prepared for emergency surgery. An ovariohysterectomy was performed. Chloe was hospitalized for several days on antibiotics and intravenous fluids. She recovered well and was discharged home 2 days later.
Spaying your female dogs and cats is the way to prevent a pyometra. We recommend doing this at 5-6 months of age. Sadly, pyometra’s have a very high risk for death.
We are offering 20% off of spays in the month of April!
Summer is the best season to be a dog! The sunshine and great weather lead to endless possibilities of fun outdoor activities. From doggie paddling on a beach summer vacation to leaping through the woods, summer is dog-gone fun!
Kenny, a 1 year old, male neutered mixed breed canine presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for severe itchiness with some hair loss of the trunk and head. Kenny was adopted two weeks ago. Kenny is eating and drinking well and up to date on vaccinations.
Heartworm can have devastating consequences for your pet, including death. It is especially tragic when dogs and cats succumb to heartworm disease when it’s entirely preventable. Now that warm weather is finally here, your dog or cat has a much greater likelihood of acquiring heartworm just by being outside since the most common route of transmission is a bite from an infected mosquito.