he symptoms to look out for in case of suspected Dog Pyometra or uterine/womb infections are the following:
1 . Loss of appetite
minimal payments The dog is urinating and drinking more water than usual
3. Dog vomiting and diarrhea and vomiting.
4. Only happens with female dogs and usually ones that are older or central aged.
5. An open cervix, that is when a dog is in heating or season, may result in pus discharge from the pussy. This may be hard to notice as the dog may usually riff this off.
Pyometra will only happen or initiate over the dog’s season or heat because when a female puppy reaches this time it releases eggs from its ovaries which are used for fertilisation. Then, if the dog gets mated and the egg becomes fertilised by the sperm, the bitch will become pregnant and an embryo will develop. After this, these kind of embryos will travel into the dog’s womb where in order to stay for up to about seven days for a placenta to develop. As the placenta is developed it will attach itself to the side with the womb allowing the embryos to have food and oxygen from mother. During the time the embryo is not attached to the placenta, the wall of the womb produces a fluid to accommodate for any lack of food and oxygen and to help the placenta grow.
If cells that attach themselves with the line of the womb and produce food and oxygen for the embryo become overactive and start producing too much fluid it causes pyometra. Run away bacteria from the body find this as the idea setting to breed. Over time, this worsens and turns into an infection.
In the event the dog’s body realises that it has been infected and detects this infection it releases thousands of white blood cells as a way to fight the infection. As the white blood cells combat this infections those that have done their job will die and type the puss. In large quantities, puss can be very toxic to the dog’s body and can make them very sick.
The dog will ingest more water in order to flush this unwanted puss available. Drinking more water than usual will cause more urinating, queasiness and diarrhea and if the dog is still in season this may also cause a discharge through the vaginal area. Open cervix pyometra occurs when a dogs vagina is still open and seapage of unwanted puss is possible where as closed cervix pyometra occurs when the dog is out of season and thus the unwanted puss cannot leak out of the vagina in which case the puss gathers inside the dog and worsens the toxic effects.
The outward symptoms in your dog will start off as being mild and seldom noticeable but over time they will start getting worse in addition to reach a point where the toxins in the dog’s body causes it to collapse. Hence, the earlier you visit the vet to get treatment the better and safer the cure will be.
If your pet has been infected by open cervix pyometra the vet’s may want to know when your dog was last in year. If this was within the last two months or so and the dog acquired all the symptoms listed above such as diarrhea, drinking more waters, vaginal discharge and vomiting it will confirm that the dog is infected.
The symptoms get harder to prove if the pet dog has closed cervix pyometra because of no vaginal launch. The vet will probably look out for a slightly sagging belly if the other symptoms listed above also occur this will confirm all their suspicion. Furthermore, the vet may also use ultrasound or even X-ray in order to look for an enlarged womb and ensure whether the dog is infected by this condition or not.
Once the vet has confirmed that your dog is infected by means of pyometra intravenous fluids via a drip line and medication will be used to get the dog as healthy as possible before accomplishing surgery. The surgery will consist of removing the impaired womb and ovaries and will be very similar to routine sterilisation although there will be a higher risk involved because of the illness of the dog and because all the toxins that have been built up inside of the dogs body will likely need to be removed completely after the surgery in order to avoid any deterioration or possible infections to the kidneys.