Tuesday, April 21, 2015

1174. A 5-year-old Chihuahua has a ruptured uterus

This Chihuahua passes pus in the vagina. Blood test showed neutrophils at 92.8% (normal 60-70%) and platelets very low indicating toxaemia. After treating for 2 days as an in-patient, the dog had to be spayed to remove the pus-filled womb.

The ruptured womb was seen only during the surgery. There was a large inflamed spot adhered to the intestines. This was separated.  The dog passed away 5 hours after recovery from anaesthesia.

The dog was a high anaesthetic risk in view of the very low platelet count. She passed away 5 hours post-op and this was very sad.

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