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pyometra after mating

Discussion in 'Dog Breeding' started by Dave2018, Jan 30, 2019.


  1. Dave2018

    Dave2018 PetForums Newbie

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    Well basically mates my 16 month old bulldog on 4th January as her her bloods test said she was ready but afew days ago noticed that she had a small bit of discharge no other symptom so took her vet today 26 days after mating

    the vet done a ultrasound said can't hear a heart beat and said it's pyometra gave me nisamox 250mg and said come back in 2days if no improvement we will remove her insides

    So could the ultrasound be wrong at 26 days?

    Should I be asking for blood test or something to confirm pyometra?
     
  2. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Pyometra is life threatening so I'd just be glad she's OK, but if you're not sure try another vet.
     
  3. Rafa

    Rafa PetForums VIP

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    This is a little confusing.

    I assume your Vet cannot hear heartbeats from any pups?

    Why does he believe she has pyometra? Is she unwell in herself, does she have a temperature?

    If your Vet really believes she has pyometra, I would expect him to want to spay her asap.

    I'm not saying he's wrong and it would be foolish to do nothing, but, in this case, I think a second opinion could be wise.
     
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  4. Dave2018

    Dave2018 PetForums Newbie

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    He said he can't hear any heart beats and he done a ultrasound and was saying looks like lines on the scan and discharge and went straight to this conclusion I go back Friday and will go for a second opinion

    I understand if the op has to go ahead for the safety of the dog just would like to be 100% sure before cutting her womb an everything else out
     
  5. David C

    David C PetForums Senior

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    If the discharge was bloody and foul smelling then i would think pyo but if its a clear sticky discharge then that can be normal for some bitches from early on in the pregnancy, Its not always possible to see heart beats on a scan at 26 days and tbh vets are not the best at scanning bitches as ive found out in the past, If i were you i would get in touch with a decent well established home scanner who does this on a daily basis and get them to come out today asap and see what they can see.
     
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