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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?
I am just typing my reply.
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.
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.
Hi there, how is Ruby doing?