PET OF THE MONTH- November 2020

This lovely girl is Bella. Bella were both brought down to us because her owners noticed she was starting to become very lethargic and didn’t want to eat or drink as much as usual. During the physical examination that Raj performed he advised the owner there are a number of things that can be causing Bella her discomfort however due to her middle aged and un-sterilised it was likely to be Pyometra and strongly recommended blood test and ultrasound to confirm.

Pyometra occurs when unsterilised females develop pus in their uterus, this condition is extremely serious. Early signs that you may notice are; licking her back end more than normal, off her food and drinking more than normal (you will probably notice more urination also). These signs will progress and you may start to notice the pus (yellow/red/brown discharge) from her vulva, she may have a swollen abdomen, vomiting and lethargy.

If left untreated signs will worsen to the point of dehydration, collapsing and death from septic shock. Bella went straight to surgery and it was confirmed that she did in fact have Pyometra, she did well throughout the surgery and has made a full recovery. We like to thank her owner for taking such great care of the gorgeous Bella