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Pyometra (womb infection)

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Cookiesmum, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Cookiesmum

    Cookiesmum PetForums Newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
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    We took her to the vets yesterday afternoon who confirmed she is in season and the vet has advised us to have 2 injections just in case the male dog ejaculated inside her even a little.
    The thing that is worrying us now however is Pyometra (womb infection) which apparantly is more chance of happening if given these injections.
    Has anyone had any experience with this?
    What are the odds of her getting the infection against being pregnant?
    Feel torn and very upset that I might be putting her in danger.
  2. reddogs

    reddogs PetForums Senior

    Feb 6, 2009
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    Sorry can't help but have you googled to see what the internet says?

    Pyometra is something that bitches can get, I wasn't aware that the mismate jab could cause it - was the vet telling you this and suggesting you get her spayed to prevent it?

    A lot of vets are keen to spay bitches very early on, yo uneed to research the pro's and cons and then decide when you are ready for her to be done and not under pressure from your vet. If you aren't going to breed from her then yes you should probably have it done when you feel it is the right time.
  3. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

    I have first hand experience with Pyometra,my bitch nearly died as a result of it and she had never been given the mismate jab.
    All entire bitches are at risk of developing Pyometra,however they are also at risk of complications and dying through whelping,I would definatly go with the mismate jab and keep a close eye on your bitch.Which ever way you look at it your bitch could be in danger,I have no idea how many bitches develop Pyo after the mismate jab.
    There is a sticky in the health section about Pyometra.

    Not all bitches display symptoms,my bitch didn't apart from been depressed and off her food,She was admitted to the vets at 8.30am on the Sat Morning,put straight on an IV Drip and bloods and a scan were done to confirm it was Pyo,they then spayed her as an emergency,our vet said another 24 hours and we would have lost her.

    I would have the jab and then get her spayed about two to three months afterwards.
    Good Luck.
  4. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

    Feb 12, 2009
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    it is quite true that any or the hormone treatments to supress seasons or abort a pregnancy do make the bitch more prone to pyometra but the slight risk of that is far outweighed by the risk of unwanted puppies. I assume you will be getting your bitch spayed anyway after this season so it shouldnt be a problem.
  5. noushka05

    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

    Mar 28, 2008
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    i agree with the above posts & have the mis-mate jab if i were you, just keep a very close eye on her until shes spayed, if she is in pup whelping also carries a risk to a bitch (my bitch had to have an emergency ceasarian)plus you will have puppies to find homes for.
  6. mickyb

    mickyb PetForums Senior

    Oct 31, 2008
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    My dog Bess had Pyometra (womb infection) which nearly killed her, the vet said from 1 to 3 days and they could die, so I had her spayed. she went onto 16 years of age.
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