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Has Biscuit vomited in the past 48h?
I see. How many times would you say she was sick in the past 24h?
Thank you. Anything else? Like sneezing or coughing?
Perfect, thank you. Is Biscuit up to date with vaccines, flea and wormers?
Thank you. Is it possible you send me a picture of her gums?
Also, when was her last season?
I see. Please try to get a picture of her gums for me.
You'd need to find the upload icon
Could you try a different device? (Laptop, tablet, PC, etc)
This is odd, we usually don't have an issue with customers sending us pictures...
That's ok. Maybe if you try to share the picture as a link? iCloud? or Google Drive?
Yes, it did! Thank you
The gums seem nice and pink, no worries about that.
How's her back end? Any funny smell? Any abnormal discharge from her lady bits?
Thank you. Please allow me a few moments to type my reply.
Based on the information you have provided so far my best recommendation is to give your local vet a call and arrange a hands-on examination in the following 24-48h. My main concern is a potential pyometra (inflammation of the uterus), which usually happens a month after the last season. This infection is usually hard to spot but it can be lethal if not diagnosed soon enough. We usually perform a clinical examination, we take a set of bloods and perform imagistic investigations (Abdominal Ultrasound). If we confirm, the treatment of choice is emergency ovariohysterectomy (spay) since the "bag of pus" can rupture in any moment.
The only other differentials that I have on my mind based on the information you've given me are: Urinary Tract Infection or gastro-enteritis. Neither of them are as urgent as a pyometra, so that's why I'd like Biscuit to get examined in the following 24-48h.
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