Golden Retriever, Female, 10 years
Not eating for 4 days. Lethargy. No fever.
History: Polydipsia & Polyuria
1. Blood test:
Total WCC = 38 (6-17). N86%, L4%, M9%, E1%, B0%
2. X-rays: Uterine horns filled with pus
3. Ultrasound: Pus seen in both uterine horns. Cervix is closed.
Diagnosis: Closed pyometra
Surgery: 1 hour. Spayed.
Outcome: Good. Dog is back to normal.
High total white cell count and history indicated closed pyometra. X-rays and ultrasound are useful to confirm pus in the uterus.