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Hello, I'm Dr. Bob. I'm sorry to read of Meg's condition. Your suspicion about pyometra is almost certainly the correct diagnosis, based on the symptoms and her response to antibiotics. While there are several other conditions that might cause similar symptoms, the clinical picture you've presented perfectly fits that of an intact middle-aged female recently having been in heat. If she is indeed suffering from pyometra, Meg needs immediate attention and surgery to remove the infected uterus and the bacterial toxins being released into her body. She is in dire danger of her uterus rupturing among other potentially lethal complications. Do not delay, get her to a veterinarian as soon as possible. This is an emergency situation. If you have any further questions, please let me know. Kind regards, ***** *****
thank you for the advice - very clear and spot on. We have taken Meg to Vet strait away this morning and diagnosis was confirmed and she is now in surgery.
Thanks for your help.
Kind regards, Kim