We at Summit Dog & Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, can provide pyometra treatment at our animal clinic. A veterinarian at our animal hospital can provide multiple types of veterinary care, including treating infections such as pyometra.
Pyometra is a uterine bacterial infection that occurs in cats and dogs. Typically, the infection causes the uterus to fill with pus, swell, and create a bad smell. Pyometra is considered a medical emergency for your pet. If not immediately treated, it can overwhelm your pet’s immune system and may result in death.
Pyometra usually happens when a pet has not been spayed but also has not become pregnant for an extended period of time. If your female cat or dog has not been spayed, spaying will remove the risk pyometra outright. We can perform spay surgery at our animal hospital.
Symptoms of Pyometra
Symptoms and signs of pyometra should be taken seriously. If a veterinarian at our animal clinic can catch it in its early stages, there is less risk of danger for your pet. Pyometra can quickly become life-threatening as the bacteria starts affecting your pet. It is essential to know the symptoms and observe your pet carefully.
Common symptoms of pyometra include:
- Bloody vaginal discharge
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of the chest
- A bad smell
Pyometra Treatment Options
Depending on the stage of pyometra and diagnostic information on your pet, you may have veterinary options for treatment.
We will likely recommend that your pet has her uterus removed via a spay surgery. If you still intend to use the pet for breeding purposes, we can use antibiotics to try to fight the infection. The second option usually takes longer, is more expensive, and more painful for your pet.
Spaying Your Pet
These are some of the benefits of spaying your pet:
- Quick recovery time
- Lower risk of reoccurrence
- Decreases risk of other uterine diseases and disorders
- Eliminates the risk of uterine or ovarian disease
- Decreases aggressive behavior
- Lowers risk of mammary diseases and disorders
- Eliminates the heat cycle
Get Veterinary Care frim a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
If your dog or cat experiences any of the symptoms of pyometra listed above, do not hesitate to contact our animal clinic immediately. Our mission and commitment at Summit Dog & Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, is to treat our pet patients and get them back to wellness and pain-free, active living.
Call us at (908) 273-2200 for more information.