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my dog is half way through her and seems to be very

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my dog is half way through her period and seems to be very tired this time what wood bethe best pick me up for her
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has it been since her last period?
2- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
3- Have you noticed if the discharge is heavier than usual?
4- Is she drinking more than usual?
5- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
6- Can you take her rectal temperature?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1, 9 MONTHS SINCE HER LAST PERIOD

2.Coughing or Vomiting

3 Yes discharge heavier than usual.

4 No drinking normal.

5 Gums are pink

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Roydom, I am a bit concern that the discharge you are seeing is not her period but instead she has an infection in the uterus called a: "Pyometra." Her being lethargic is secondary to the infection. This is a surgical emergency, untreated it could be fatal. There could be other causes like vaginitis, urinary tract infections, cervical tumors, etc. But, at this point it is important to rule out a pyometra. A quick xray can determine if she has a pyometra or not. I would highly recommend you consider having her checked by ER vet and not wait. Holding on treatment can have fatal consequences, not much I can recommend for you to try at home that would have any significant therapeutic benefit. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

Dr. Peter




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