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Not eating food since Friday a blood coming from vagina,

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Not eating food since Friday a blood coming from vagina
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Sorry a dog collie
JA: A lack of appetite can seem worrying. Does the Collie also seem more tired than usual?
Customer: Yes
JA: Does the Collie seem to be in any pain?
Customer: No does per a lot through the night
JA: And what's the Collie's name and age?
Customer: Ruby age 13 ish
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear Ruby is so unwell.

Has she ever been neutered (spayed)?

Any other signs such as panting, excess thirst, pale gums or lethargy?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Not neutered drinking more water than usual and yes to lethargy gums are pink
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Thank you.

I am just typing my reply.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Unfortunately the most likely explanation for Ruby's signs is a uterus infection (Pyometra).

This can actually be life-threatening if not treated promptly.

She needs to be seen by a vet right away.

If she does have an infection in her uterus, they will stabilise her (with fluids, antibiotics and pain relief) and will likely suggest a surgery.

Thankfully, if tread on time, 95% of dogs make a full recovery.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Will this be ok at 8 in mornings Ng or does she need to be seen now
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

It is best if she is seen now if at all possible.

The longer we wait, if she does have a uterus infection, the greater risk of it rupturing and causing a septicaemia or of her developing shock or kidney disease.

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Hi there, how is Ruby doing?