How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Loretta Your Own Question

Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 28248
Experience:  25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.
16881297
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Loretta is online now

We a a Staffordshire terrier. She has lost some weight in the

Customer Question

We a a Staffordshire terrier. She has lost some weight in the last week. Here stomach feels hard and has a white creamy type dish charge from here vagina area. What could be wrong. She seems down to here normal cheerful self.
Awaiting your reply
Gavin
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.

Good Morning Gavin and welcome. I am Dr. Loretta , a licensed veterinarian and am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry that Sasha is not feeling well...

I have a few questions to help me better assist you.

Is Sasha spayed?

Is she still eating well?

Thank you, Gavin!

Sincerely, XXXXX XXXXX

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Not spayed and not eating well
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.
Thank you Gavin for that information...

Most likely Sasha is suffering from a Pyometra. This is a uterine infection that is hormonally induced and causes this discharge. Luckily for Sasha , this is an "open" pyometra meaning that the cervix is open allowing this pus to drain. It is very important, Gavin, that you get Sasha to your vet right away. Since she is not eating, this means that this is getting serious and the only treatment is spay.....the sooner you can get this done, the safer it is for Sasha, Gavin.

This LINK will explain in more detail.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for the info you gave. I have been to my local vets and she is now on antibiotics and is booked in for the op Monday morning vet says she has been caught in good time so all should be OK . Let's hope it goes well. Thanks again for the info

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.
That is great Gavin...catching this early is the key for Sasha...I am sure she will do great!
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 28248
Experience: 25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.
Dr. Loretta and other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 3 years ago.

Thank you so much, Gavin for your kind rating. It is very much appreciated! Even though you have rated, we can still communicate. If you have other questions, please Reply. I am always happy to help.

Have a wonderful day!

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
< Previous | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    300
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/TO/tomasicvet/2011-3-15_20483_RTI.64x64.jpg Rebecca's Avatar

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    300
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/MS/msb13sm/2011-3-7_52612_Dr.B.64x64.JPG Dr. Matt's Avatar

    Dr. Matt

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2355
    DVM - 13 years experience in canine medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/Dr. Gene/2012-6-29_2247_20120223174645649.64x64.jpg Dr. Gene's Avatar

    Dr. Gene

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1049
    DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/Vet help/2012-11-3_20182_Avatar2.64x64.png Vet help's Avatar

    Vet help

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    963
    12 yrs experience as a small animal veterinarian; 21 yrs exp. in the animal care field
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/KR/kritrdr/2014-3-26_152042_Dr.Gray1.64x64.jpg Dr. Dan's Avatar

    Dr. Dan

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2143
    12 years of experience with domestic and exotic dogs, PLEASE rate my service when satisfied.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DJ/djan2000/djan2000_avatar.64x64.jpg Dr. Dave's Avatar

    Dr. Dave

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2053
    21 years small animal general and emergency practice