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!
Trixie, a 4 year old spayed yorkie presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for diarrhea, lethargy, and decreased appetite. No changes in food or treats. Trixie does not go hiking or swimming. She is up to date on vaccinations.
Summer is here! Whether you have a hairless Sphynx or a hairy Husky, the heat this time of year can be dangerous for pets. Whatever the breed or size of your kitty or canine, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your pet safe and comfy as the mercury rises.
Snoopy, a 10 year old male shih tzu mix, presented to Stagecoach Pet Hospital for discharge from the eyes for several months. Snoopy is up to date on vaccinations.