Thanks. She has not been spayed. The last time she was in season was 12 months ago and I assumed that they had stopped. There are traces of blood, I think from the back passage rather than urine, and I suspected a heavy period. She normally barks when other dogs pass by, but does not now do so at the moment. She is normally very active, wanting walks 4/5 times a day, but is now motionless for much of the day, moving only to get a drink or pass urine. Her eyes are wide open and appear alert, but does not perk up when I suggest a walk. Does this help?
Thank you for your advice. I have taken her to the local pet hospital. They confirmed that she is dehydrated and has a low temperature, indicating Pyometra as you suggested. They have kept her in until tomorrow and say they will put her on a drip to hydrate and give her antibiotics. They also plan an ultrasound in the morning.
Is there any more guidance you can offer please - I am obviously very worried about her?
I have just phoned the pet hospital. She spent a peaceful night and is rehydrating. I am to visit at 9am (0725 now). I'll update you further after that.Thank you.
At a 10.30 appointment following a good night on drips and Antibiotics, she was now discharging white puss. They decided to remove the infected uterus.
I spoke with the vet hospital at 4pm. They confirmed that the operation was a success; she was peaceful and that the uterus was indeed infected as you had expected.
I am to contact them at 4pm tomorrow to see if she is then well enough to come home, or whether they keep her for another night.
I'll let you know when she is home, meanwhile, again my very grateful thanks for your advice and support.
Thanks for all your help and support. She is home, doing well. Now eating and pooing normally. Continuing a course of antibiotics. No sign of pain or discomfort, and still jumps up onto the bed! Missy has been walking outside well, and seems just a little less antagonist towards other dogs.Again, many thanks for all your support. Best, Martin
Very many thanks. It's good to know you are there.