German Shepherd Dog > HEALTH QUESTION FOR 5YR OLD BITCH (3 replies)
HEALTH QUESTION FOR 5YR OLD BITCH
by SHARMA on 24 April 2012 - 21:37
|I have a 5 yr old bitch who is 7 weeks post season , took her to the vets last week as i suspected pymetra ,, The scan showed no infection in the womb but she was given a 5 day course of antibiotics which she has now finished but her symptoms are still the same|
Reason for suspecting a py was that she is in the right time frame for infection , but has no discharge , but she is frantically cleaning herself and her voulver is pulsating ,, the vet called it winking ,, I have checked her at different stages in case she is cleaning away the infection but i feel sure there is no discharge
but im puzzled by the spasms Her temp is normal , and no other symptoms of pymetra
She has previously had 3 litters the last born November 2011 , then February she had her normal season
Any suggestions as to what this could be would be great ,, Was thinking it could have been systitic but surly the antibiotics woulld have cleared that up ???
by guddu on 25 April 2012 - 01:13
|get a cbc and compare with the one before the antibiotics were started.|
by Markobytes on 25 April 2012 - 03:12
|She can have pyometria with a normal temperature. A closed pyo would not have a discharge. I am not a vet, I hope yours knows what they are doing. I hope more knowledgeable folks would post their opinions.|
by Sunsilver on 25 April 2012 - 04:44
|I agree with Markobytes, and Sharma. Something is wrong here, and more test need to be done to figure out what it is. It could be a closed pyometra, it could be something was injured during the whelping.|
I wouldn't stop asking questions until I got to the bottom of this. Closed pyometra is much, much more dangerous than open, as the uterus can burst and spill its contents into the abdomen. Once that happens, the dog can die of sepsis very quickly. Five days of antibiotics will NOT clear up a closed pyo, as the uterus is still full of pus. Really, the only way to cure a closed pyometra is by spaying. Sometimes open pyometra can be cured by giving prostaglandins to cause the uterus to contract, and expel the pus, but this treatment is very hard on the bitch, and must be done by a specialist$$$$$.
I woud have the vet take swabs from inside the vagina, and do a CBC to check for infection. I'd also have him look inside the vagina to see if maybe something was torn or injured during whelping, or if there is some discharge from either the vagina or uterus.
Maybe checking her urine would be a good idea, too. Something isn't right in that area of her body!