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We’ve got a happy ending to what could have
been a sad one. “Teka” was brought to us with no distinct symptoms other than
just not acting quite herself. She was up to date on her yearly vaccinations
and heartworm testing but the owners did not have her fixed. With her not being
spayed, the doctors had their suspicions and ran bloodwork and performed an
ultrasound to try and find a cause. Sure enough, on ultrasound, multiple loops
of distended uterus were found! This is consistent with a condition known as a
“pyometra,” which is an infection within the uterus and a surgical emergency.
"Teka" was quickly prepared for surgery where her uterus and ovaries were
removed. "Teka" recovered nicely and went home with her family the next day! "Teka"
had a great outcome but not all like her are quite so lucky. However, by having
your female pet fixed early on, this condition and the expenses associated with
an emergency surgery can easily be avoidable!
The infected uterus and a normal healthy uterus below.