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April Case of the Month

2019-04-03

History:

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. 

Diagnostics:

X-rays of the abdomen were performed.  The uterus was noted to be very enlarged and fluid filled.  This is abnormal.

Diagnosis:

Chloe was diagnosed with a pyometra.  This is a severe infection of the uterus.

Treatment:

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.

Prevention:

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!

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