Yesterday, I had a very thin and panting female 13-year-old Golden Retriever that had become lethargic and had not been eating for 2 days. Not spayed. Like the other one who is now back to normal. I had expected that one to die after surgery as she was very ill.
Now I had this contemporary. This one was panting continuously. Treatment given included drips, spasmogesic, baytril, amino acids, vitamins, frusemide and an Haemoplex (iron vitamin injection) IV. Nutriplex and antibiotics for 14 days. First time I give iron IV.
Continuous panting is a bad sign as this precedes death. Best to wait 14 days and spay the dog once she is healthy but this is my advice as the womb infection will recur. See video.
FOLLOW UP TODAY
10.57 am. SMS. Is Daisy still panting? Eating more?
10.58 am She's started eating. Panting is almost all not visible. She ate 4 pieces of bread and an egg this morning.
10.59 am. Feed 6X/day or have food available.
If both female Golden Retrievers had been spayed at a young age, they will be in good health as they live longer than the average. I believe most live around 10 years of age.
THE OTHER 13-YEAR-OLD GOLDEN RETRIEVER video. A very thin dog too.