Sunday, November 18, 2018

3355*****. An 11-year-old Lab Retriever has a yellowish pus discharged from the vagina

Nov 19, 2018
I received a phone call early at 9 am.
Lab Retriever, F, 11 yrs
"Not eating for one week. Very thirsty. Passed  brownish stuff.  Is she going to die soon?"
The owner brought the dog in the morning today.  Not much pus seen at the consultation table. Abdominal palpation did not elecit pain. No abdominal swelling, uterine swelling or bladder stone. Small amounts of bright yellow pus is seen oozing out from the private parts on examination.

Small amount of yellow pus was seen leaking from the vagina in small amounts during examination. Not obvious in the images.

Overnight, the dog passed out copious amount of pus and blood.  Blood test show bacteraemia and lowered red blood cell count.

The dog is washed before sending home with antibiotics and pain-killers after 2 bottles of IV drips and antibiotics.

Day 2 images

Nov 27, 2018. Follow up .
Complaint of residual vaginal discharge being present.

I explained that Toa Payoh Vets usually spay the dog about 3 days after in-patient treatment   although ideally, it should be one month later when the dog is healthy and eating.

Many owners do not come back for spay once the dog has no more discharge. Till the  next heat when the pyometra recurs. The owner said she would be back.

Spaying your female dog when she is young will save medical expenses


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