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Lethargic japanese akita 10yrs old losing a brown discharge

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lethargic japanese akita 10yrs old losing a brown discharge although not in season
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- Is the brown discharge from the vagina? 2- How long has this been going on?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1. yes
2.A couple of days
1- Is she drinking more than usual? 2- Is the discharge heavier than when she is in season?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
1. yes drinking lots of water
2. about the same
Off her food aswell
Friend, 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. Unfortunately, not much I can recommend for you to try at home that would have any significant therapeutic benefit. I would have her checked immediately by nearest veterinarian for xrays. 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. Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you I did think it may be that as I have had a dog die from it 8 yrs ago