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Old Lady

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Jean45, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Jean45

    Jean45 New Member Registered

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    My old lady is a 17 year old Yorkie x Jack Russell, she is eating and drinking and doesn't seem to be in any pain, however she is losing blood as if she is is season, I am thinking of taking her to the vet but as she is in no pain I don't know what to do, what do people suggest?
     
  2. Violet Turner

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    Wow, thats one golden oldie :)... It sounds to me like she may be suffering from a condition called pyometra. This is an infection of the uterus in intact female dogs and is a very serious condition. It's most common in older dogs but can be any age. I recommend taking her to see a vet immediately to be evaluated for this. She can easily diagnose this with a physical exam, swabs, and sometimes with an abdominal X-ray. If she does have pyometra, she will need to be placed on antibiotics right away. Read this article and it should help a bit more - Pyometra
     
  3. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    I believe dogs have seasons all through their lives, they don't go through a menopause like humans. So maybe it is a season. But you should still take her to the vet - at that age you should never take any risks.
     
  4. JoanneF

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    The first question really is whether she has been spayed? If not, a season or pyometra are possible.

    If it is pyometra, the discharge is more likely to be dark pus rather than blood but it is a very serious condition and she would need to see a vet urgently. Primary treatment is emergency spay rather than antibiotics.
     

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