Saturday, June 18, 2011

475. Rare case of pyometra in a young female dog

After over 30 years in small animal practice, I thought I have seen all pyometras. Pyometra is an infection of the womb in the female dog, mostly in dogs over 5 years old.

Yet, this female dog just had her first heat 2 months ago. I checked her before spay and saw mucoid yellow vaginal discharge. "Is she really 10 months old?" I asked Mr Min, my assistant. She was as her teeth were all white as snow and her puppy canine tooth was still present and white.

I am happy to say she is OK after spay. Small animal veterinary medicine is full of surprises every day.

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