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Hi she's been urinating less than normal I think as normally she goes straight out in the morning and defecates and urinates but now she doesn't seem to want to go straight out. And yes she has a pot belly appearance - she looks much wider across her back and middle. Her poo is normal though.
It is helpful and clearly I need to take her to the vet. However as it's Easter weekend I am reluctant to take her in before Tuesday - if she seems ok ie not in pain or distress and is still eating and drinking and excreting then would that be ok?
Is the uterine infection also called pyometra? She's been a bit pot-bellied for a while but I thought it was due to digging up and eating old potatoes from the garden.
You answered: "I would certainly start with a radiograph of the abdomen if it bows looks abnormal and pursue the other tests if needed."
I can't quite work out what you mean by bows?? Thanks
Ok thanks. Guess that you're American? We don't usually say radiograph in the UK but also assume it means X-ray? Would be helpful for justanswers to make sure that the experts reply in the questioners vernacular. But many thanks and will take her to the vet next week.