Uterus Infection or Pyometra in a Female Non-Spayed Dog
DISCLAIMER: Von Der Musikstadt is not a Veterinarian or health care professional. The Information I have on this website is from own personal experience or information I have found. I suggest to bring your dog to a Veterinarian that has several years experience in dealing with pyometra.
This is very graphic!
Pyometra is a uterine infection. Though it is most commonly known as a disease of the unaltered female dog. Pyometra is an important disease to be aware of for any dog owner because of the sudden nature of the disease and the deadly consequences if left untreated. It has been compared to acute appendicitis in humans.
Pyometra is a result of hormonal and structural changes in the uterus lining. This can happen at any age, whether she has bred or not.
Bacteria gets migrated from the vagina into the uterus.
Open or Closed Pyometra?
If the cervix is open, , this is called open pyometra, the infected material can leave the body, this is far easier and safer to treat.
If the cervix is fully closed, this is called closed pyometra, there is no discharge from the vulva, and like in appendicitis, the uterus may rupture and pus escapes into the abdomen, causing peritonitis and possible rapid death.
It maybe grose to sometime look at your dogs vagina, but when the dog uses the bathroom watch for any discharge that doesnt look normal. Abnormal discharge would be green or yellow color.