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My dog is whining and just wants to sleep but today she has

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My dog is whining and just wants to sleep but today she has blood on what I guess is her vagina and is weeing blood, she isn't herself, loss of appitite and very clingy
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is Dr. Peter I am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry to learn Buttons is not feeling well. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is she spayed?
2- Is she drinking more than usual?
3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

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

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She is not spayed
She has not been more thirsty than usual just more tired. An none of the coughing vomiting or diarrhoea
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 2 years ago.
Sophie, what you are describing is a concern because it is consistent with a "pyometra" which is an infection of the uterus. 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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