Last Modified on Aug 29, 2013
Pyometra, a pus-filled infection in the lining of a dog's uterus is very serious if left untreated. The pus that forms in a dog's uterus is caused by a mucus buildup inside the uterus, an infection or a hormonal imbalance. Surgery and veterinary care is usually required for dogs who are not treated at the onset of symptoms. Failure to treat a dog with pyometra can lead to an untimely death as the dog's uterus becomes swollen and can rupture, causing a dog to go into endotoxic shock.
Pyometra symptoms include:
- Low energy
- Increased thirst
- Little or no appetite
- Foul smelling vaginal discharge
Natural Treatments for Pyometra: For pyometra in dogs, treatment often includes homeopathic and herbal tincture formulas that can heal the infection and get the uterus to contract.
08/26/2013: Phiesty from Bronx, Ny: "I need Teds Help Asap!!!
I think my dog has Pyometra. My female dog has had a few irregular Cycles. For example instead of every 6 months she has had it about every 4 months at least 2-3 times. Her cycle began July1, 2013 while it ususally last about 3 to 4 wks she still has what I believed was her cycle and it is August 26, 2013. Two days ago she started with diarrhea in which I gave her pumpkin for but then I also realized that she is soaking her pad as well. At first I thought she was urinating on herself because there was so much liquid but I noticed faint blood with yellow. I believe it is also pus. She doesn't want to eat or drink and is not active. No fever and she is very uncomfortable. I did an internet search and came up with pyometra. She is not having loose stools Just 1 dropping in the mornings and it's softer than usual but noticed her belly hurts when picked up. I will take her to the vet but I want to know if you have any available information that can help my dog with natural remedies. I am scare to lose my dog to this horrible surgery of removal of her uterus. She is a small breed Maltese and Yorkie and weighs about 11 pounds and measures from neck to tail 12" inches and just turned 7 Yrs old. Please Help I don't want my dog to die. I love her so much and don't know what I would do without her."Replies
08/28/2013: Theresa from Mpls., Mn replies: "This is a life threatening emergency - get your dog to the vet NOW.
It sounds like your dog has an OPEN PYO - this is better than a closed pyo but it still very much is a life threatening medical emergency and at this point in time few remedies will help.
Homeopathic remedies are most appropriate as your dog likely won't want to swallow anything. Off the top of my head, Nux Vomica is relevant, but Rescue Remedy is likely more commonly available. I would dose with rescue but no matter what get her to the vet. The longer you wait, the more ill she will become and the less chance you have of saving her life.
I have dealt with 2 pyos -1 open and 1 closed; the closed pyo my girl was ill and you could tell and spaying saved her life, the open pyo you could not tell until she had funky discharge and she was spayed as it was the more practical and economical solution.
Fingers crossed for you, please post an update."