Pyometra in Dogs: Treatment and Home Remedies

Apr 26, 2017

Pyometra is an infection of the uterus in dogs that can be life threatening. Traditionally, an emergency spay is done to remove the infected uterus. If begun quickly and used faithfully, natural remedies can be used to effectively treat pyometra and surgery may be avoided.

There are two types of pyometra – open or closed. An open pyometra is less dangerous than a closed pyometra. With a closed pyometra, the cervix is closed and the infection is not able to drain out of the uterus. Eventually the uterus can rupture, spilling infection all through the abdominal cavity and causing death. With an open pyometra, the cervix is open. A dog with an open pyometra will usually have a vaginal discharge that smells foul and can contain blood and/or pus. Pyometra typically occurs 2-8 weeks following a heat cycle. It can occur in younger dogs but is more common in older dogs.

Symptoms of Pyometra

  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Distended abdomen
  • Foul, bloody or pus filled vaginal discharge
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive thirst
  • Depression

With a closed pyometra a dog can become very sick quickly. She may be vomiting and have diarrhea.

Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C Protocol for Pyometra

A combination of Manuka honey, turmeric and vitamin C has been found to be an effective natural remedy for dogs with pyometra. The suggested dosages below are to be give three times a day. (Do not divide the dose by three, use the listed amount each time you dose your dog.) On the first day of treatment, you may even wish to give each dose 4 or 5 times and then use the protocol three times a day. Once the infection is resolved, continuing one dose of the protocol daily for a month can help prevent a re-occurrence.

How Much Manuka Honey Should I Give My Dog for Pyometra?

Manuka honey can be found at health food stores and larger natural grocery stores. If you cannot get manuka honey, substitute raw honey until you can order some online.

  • Over 80 pounds   3 teaspoons
  • 21-80 pounds       1 1/2 teaspoon
  • 5-20 pounds         3/4 teaspoon


How Much Turmeric Should I Give My Dog for Pyometra?

Turmeric can be found at health food stores or your grocery store. If you have turmeric capsules you can empty the capsules out to find out how much each capsule contains.

  • Over 80 pounds   1 teaspoon
  • 41-80 pounds       1/2 teaspoon
  • 21-40 pounds       1/4 teaspoon
  • 5 -20 pounds        1/16 -1/8 teaspoon
     

How Much Vitamin C Should I Give My Dog for Pyometra?

The sodium ascorbate vitamin C is the easiest on the stomach of your dog.

  • 5-20 pounds          500-1,000 mg
  • 20-80 pounds        1,000-2,000 mg
  • Over 80 pounds    2,000-4,000 mg


If you only have one or two of the three items for the protocol available, use what you have and secure the remaining items as soon as possible.

The hardest part of the protocol may be getting your dog to take the remedies.

Be gentle and creative. Figure out what treats tempt your dog the most. Cooked chicken or liver may work well to mix the ingredients with.

If your dog refuses foods take the ingredients for each dose and mix them together with some water to make the ingredients thin enough to put into a syringe. Slowly and gently give the solution to your dog a little at a time. It is okay if it takes 10 -15 minutes to get the solution in to your dog.

Keep your dog comfortable, clean and warm while she is recovering.

Pyometra Cautions

If your dog has had pyometra, unless she is spayed, she will continue to be at risk for this condition. If she has had pyometra and recovered and you do not spay her, you will want to keep watch for early signs of pyometra in the future. A prophylactic daily dose of vitamin C may be appropriate for a dog with a history of pyometra who remains intact.

If you choose to treat pyometra at home because you wish to keep your dog intact or because the cost of surgery is prohibitive, do understand the risks of home treatment (the longer pyometra goes on, the increased likelihood of fatality.) If your dog is not showing signs of improvement or seems to be getting worse, veterinary attention would be prudent if at all possible.

Do you have a natural remedy for pyometra? Please send us some feedback!

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Posted by Manuka Dad (Los Angeles, Ca) on 02/21/2017
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BETTER BUT NOT CURED

Manuka Honey Vitamin C Closed Pyometra became Open

okay.... 10 days ago, my dog weighed 87lbs. She's down to 77, but still alive. Was given $3k quote for emergency surgery for closed pyometra. While the vet left the room for me to decide, I jumped on her computer and started googling.

Declined the surgery and took my dog home. 4 days in, she could barely walk. Was trying antibiotics and manuka honey, but she would not eat anything, so I had to force open her mouth and force it. Thought she was going to die...Now we are ten days in and she is walking again, and has started draining pus. More and more pus is coming out. She is still not eating, but drinking a lot and peeing a lot.

I started with the =10 manuka from Trader Joes and today I went for the +24 Manuka Doctor from Whole Foods. I take a big finger glob and put in a piece of sliced turkey or ham and wrap it up and force her mouth open like I saw on a veterinary website and get the food in her throat and close her mouth and rub her neck.

She doesn't like that, but she's getting better. She is still not eating, but we went for a walk last night, about a mile. That's huge. We are not out of the woods by any means.


Posted by Manuka Mom (Los Angeles) on 08/19/2016
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My golden retriever had Pyometra and was honestly too weak for surgery. Her body was lifeless. She was on death's door. I gave her manuka honey (16+) 1 tsp. 3X day. It cleared the Pyometra, which was truly a miracle at that point. She was so sick and I was fearful I would never get her to eat, but it was just a matter of listening to her. I made her a smorgasbord of food options but noticed she was begging for my husband's COOKED chicken. Interesting to note, she couldn't tolerate her normal raw foods diet at that point, so I cooked chicken for her, and she ate it. She bounced back and that was well over two years ago, by the way. In the end, I'm not suggesting this will work for anyone else, but she was so sick that I we nothing to lose except for the sweetest little girl in the world. Please check with your vet. Ours was supportive (thank goodness)!!!

By the way, there are TONS of amazing studies on Manuka honey (most conducted outside of the US). Read the research. It's pretty compelling. Also Manuka honey is GREAT for topical infections too! Honestly, I am shocked that no one else appears to have posted about Manuka honey; it's the BOMB. I won't forget the fear of losing her, so my heart goes out to anyone dealing with a similar situation. Blessings to you!!!

Replied by Robert
Tx
09/03/2016

At 230 in the afternoon, she became very uneasy and whimpered a lot, she looked at me for help, could not stand it...so I took her to a different vet. We were going to put her down, but he asked are you sure, she is only 6 years old. We said we did not have 1400 dollars, he looked at me and said don`t worry you can pay 100 dollars a month ( the other vet wanted 1800 dollars, half now and half after or put her down for 275...I did not even have that. I am on a fixed budget and my wife is disabled. I think the other vet is all about money.) He immediately did the surgery and we are picking her up today...he said she had about 48 hours to live...any ways I did not get to try the honey...sorry. I tried a lot of vets but everyone of them were wanting all or half now half after..even tried Care Credit, but they turned me down...have to have better than fair credit..found out that they turn down 80 percent of people who apply....by the way she was a rescue dog. So happy

Replied by Manuka Mom
Los Angeles
09/12/2016

Blessings to you, Robert!!! SO glad your dog was able to have a successful surgery and that you were able to work things out financially.

In hindsight, I think I would add a natural vitamin c and raw butter to the honey, especially since there are such good success stories here with it.

Being as natural as I am, I would use:

- 1 tsp Manuka honey 4 - 6 times the first two days and then reduce to three times per day. I would dose every hour if my girl would be willing to take it...especially if her weight was low and she couldn't eat

I would also add:

- NATURAL (food based) Vitamin C (e.g., Camu Camu or Amla/Amalaki)

Plus

- RAW (ideally organic) butter

I would personally use the above combination for a dire situation where surgery is not an option, but I'm not a Vet or a Doctor and cannot diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease.

That said, God DOES cure and HIS food heal!!!

Sending love for God's perfect healing touch on all of your special companions.

Manuka Mom

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
09/13/2016

Robert,

Late to this post, but just so HAPPY that you found a vet who cared. I have been in your shoes - dog is in pain and she hurts and you just have to go to the vet. In my case we were able to do the emergency spay; I can only imagine your dread showing up at the vet intending to PTS knowing it was only a matter of money. So glad you found a new vet - and a dedicated healer :)

Replied by Tracy
Ohio
09/21/2016

Hi,

I'd like to know how many days you continued the Manuka Honey, and can I add Vitamin C as well. I also have Colloidal Silver that I can use if needed. (80lb. Lab)

Replied by Manuka Mom
Los Angeles
10/14/2016

I did a "therapeutic dosage" 3+ times per day for a week and then a backed off to a more modest dose (1X/day) for a month...JUST TO BE SAFE!!! I did not use Vitamin C, but if I did it again, I would add 1/2 tsp. Amla or Camu Camu powered 2X/day. Best wishes to you!

Replied by Pat
Chicago
10/21/2016

Can this manuka honey can this be found at a grocery store? Also, you said natural vitamin C. Should I go to a vitamin store for these items? I am willing to try my dog got sick over two weeks ago she isn't eating a lot, then she started with the discharge, I took her to the vet and was told she had pyometra. I also can't afford the surgery, my dog is 10years old. He gave her a two weeks supply of meds but I am seeing no improvement, she still has this discharge and very little food.

Replied by Manuka Mom
Los Angeles
10/28/2016

You can find Manuka Honey 15+ (ideal potency for us was this strength at least for the first couple of days) at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and maybe even Trader Joes. We used Wedderspoon brand, and I can't speak to others. You can also buy online at Amazon and Vitacost.

Vitamin C appears to have been effective in many preparations, according to other posters. I simply prefer to get it from food sources (e.g., Amla or Camu Camu).

Last but not least, another woman use the same basic remedy but added turmeric, and I agree 100% that it could offer additional benefit, in my experience.

Hope all is going well and apologies that I didn't see this post until now.

Blessings to you,

Manuka Mom


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Posted by Coco's Mom (Philadelphia, Pa) on 03/03/2017
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So glad I found this page! Our dog came down with closed pyometra last week during her heat. She went down quick. Not our normal Coco. We have never heard her cry or yelp but when she tried getting up 3 different times last week she cried. I stopped at a natural food store after reading this article and purchased some Manuka Doctor +24 and we ordered Vitamin C for dogs. The first 3 days we didn't have anything. The vet hospital was going to charge $3800. We didn't have it and thought we may have to put her down. Coco is 10 years old and a boxer/mastiff mix. It hurt us to see her look at us like, "help me daddy & mommy." We started giving her the mix and she is slowly coming back. Much improvement has been made. She will see the vet next week and hopefully he'll give her antibiotics to help clear this up. As soon as this happens, she will be spayed. If anyone lives near Richmond, VA there is a place that does the surgery for $455.00. They don't believe in charging families all of that money and don't want us to have to choose between bills and an animal. Thank you all for your encouraging stories. Praying for all dogs that are going through this!


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Posted by Phiesty (Bronx, Ny) on 08/26/2013

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.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
08/28/2013

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.

Replied by Tina
Ohio, US
12/26/2014

I have a chihuahua that is way over 10 years old who is closer to 15 years old who has a swollen abdomen and just had menstrual bleeding off and on for 2 weeks and she hasn't had a heat period for years. She is very small and I am terrified that surgery to remove her uterus could be very dangerous due to her tiny size and age. Could she have this condition you speak of?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/26/2014

Hey Tina!

Pyometra is a life threatening situation and you must act swiftly if you want to save your dog's life.

There are two kinds of pyos - open, where pus can drain, and closed, where the pus cannot drain. A closed pyo is the worse of the two [both are bad] because the retained pus and toxins infect the blood and things go down hill very quickly when this happens. An open or draining pyo has a better chance of recovery.

In my experience dogs with open pyos can act like everything is normal, though they may be fussy about food - and then when the pus starts to drain you smell the foul odor and grab the dog and make a mad dash for the vet for an emergency spay. Dogs with closed pyos just feel awful, they run a fever, and they are lethargic. If you suspect a closed pyo grab your dog and run to the emergency vet for an emergency spay.

There are instances where at great expense you can save the uterus, but from my experience the most practical thing to do is spay your dog in the hopes you can save her life.

Now, given your dog's reproductive history she could have a pyo - or she might have some type of cancer inside that is causing the bleeding and the big, swollen belly. In either case, if this were my dog I would on the way to the vet.

Replied by Maria
Sturgis, MI
01/21/2015
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Warning

My dog is in surgery at the moment for this. She got sick and our vet was on vacation. I took her to another vet 4 times over 3 weeks and they never caught it. I was using colloidal silver, coconut oil, and giving her some raw garlic mixed in with her food. We had to hand feed her. The day my vet arrived back he saw her and knew right off what she had. She did need antibotics and this is quite serious. My vet actually yelled at me about being negligent until I pulled out vet receipts for the other vet. The is quite serious and absolutely requires surgery. Antibotics can heal the infection until she is able to have surgery. I had to keep my dog on antibotics for 18 days with the vet seeing her 2 more times during that time until she was able to go in for her surgery.


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Posted by Venus_in_mars (Venice, Ca) on 09/23/2016
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My dog had been excessively panting for a day and a half and engaged in nesting behaviors although she is not pregnant. It was 2am in the morning and she was acting restless and panting excessively although it is no longer hot and the summer had just passed. I gave her 1000mg vitamin c in coconut oil and almost immediately it stopped her panting and her temperature went down.

The first sign something was wrong was a couple of weeks ago when my dog wouldn't want to go on long walks. She usually loves her daily walks, but she would walk just a little, then stop, and would want to turn around to go back home. I knew something was wrong then, although she was eating normally. However, she looked a little depressed and I thought it might be the summer heat.

In addition, at the same time, I noticed one of the dogs had a bloody discharge along with the urine- but it cleared up after a day, so I didn't think much about it.

However, when my dog started panting excessively, I knew something was wrong! I feared the worst and thought it could be pyometra. However, it was 2am in the morning so I gave her the 1000mg vitamin c powder in coconut oil. This completely resolved her panting and fever almost immediately.

I rang my vet in the morning and he thinks she is fine now that her condition has stabilized. He thinks dogs may pant excessively when they are in heat. I noted that her last heat was 6 months ago. However, intuitively, I knew it was something more than that because she was also acting very clingy and will want to be around me all the time, and she only does that when she is sick.

Anyhow, the one dose treatment of 1000mg vitamin c completely resolved her panting and fever and she is eating normally. I am taking her to the vet on Monday (when they are open) but I will continue to monitor her behavior and give her the 1000mg vitamin c treatment for the next week.

Currently I also supplement my dog's food with sunflower lecithin and taurine, but will add vitamin c (200mg) daily to the mix. Vitamin C powder is a staple in any family's cabinet!

(Note: I have a toy poodle, and she is 7 years old, and weighs approximately 3-4kgs or 5-6lbs; Dosage was 1000mg vitamin c powder in a tablespoon of coconut oil)


Posted by Deicelylah (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 05/06/2016
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I was able to cure my dog with mega doses of vitamin c. 4500 ml per day. I boiled chicken breast and stuffed 2 vitamins (1) 500 and (1) 1000 ml of vitamin c and I have never seen anything turn around so quickly. I read this cure on this site and it worked like a charm. I took my dog to the vet and they told me that my dog would die if I didn't get her surgery that cost between $1500.00 and $2500.00 depending on how she responded and recovered. Never was I told that mega doses of vitamin C would work. Well it did and I am grateful to the man that posted this cure. I can't believe that the vet wouldn't tell me about this cure. I guarantee you they know but money is more important than a dogs life.


Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 08/13/2015
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My dog is a 12 year old terrier-lab mix who recently had open pyo. She suddenly lost appetite and became emaciated and had weak hind legs and pinkish vaginal discharge. Surgery for me was not an option considering her age and extreme weakness. In my opinion, surgery might kill her. She refused to eat but kept on drinking plenty of water.

I did an internet research and read somewhere that if everything else fails, try megadoses of vitamin C. I then tried to feed my dog boiled pork liver which she suddenly ate with gusto. She refused any other kind of food. Seeing her response, I added 1500 mg. of vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) to her food. That was in the evening. The following day, I fed her boiled pork liver in the morning, noon and night and added 1500 mg. sodium ascorbate for each meal. Everytime I fed her, I would add sodium ascorbate to her food. I read in my internet research that I could give her up to 3000 mg. sodium ascorbate to bowel tolerance. I read further that if the dog suffers diarrhea, I was to cut down on the vitamin C. I resolved to maintain my dog's dosage of sodium ascorbate to up to 4500 mg. per day. I kept on adding vitamin C to my dog's food until about one and a half month passed by when she suddenly had diarrhea after eating food with vitamin C. I then cut down on her vitamin C intake, limiting it to 2500 mg to 3000 mg per day. She never had diarrhea again with that limited dose. This went on for about 2 1/2 months then I noticed that her vaginal discharge gradually disappeared until it was totally gone.

Her pyometra has completely healed after about 3 months. She now has a very good appetite and has resumed her active lifestyle. She's no longer emaciated. I'm glad that I still have my dog with me because I really love her dearly.

Now I give her only 500 mg. vitamin C three times weekly with her food and she goes along very fine with it.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
08/13/2015

Kudos, Lani on healing your girl!! Vitamin C is so available - I hope others can learn from your experience.

I do want to add that an open pyometra follows a heat cycle and may be seen 1-2 months after the cycle is over. The discharge is pus filled, whitish or greenish and usually smells FOUL. An open pyo is has a better survival rate than a closed pyo, but in each instance it is clear that the dog would benefit from a good dose of vitamin C at the onset of any treatment you choose.

Thank you for sharing Lani!

Replied by Delylah
Las Vegas
05/06/2016
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I have a Pit Bull who also had this disease and I must tell you that I followed your instructions only replacing the pork liver with chicken. My dog was literally on her last legs and the vet told me if I didn't get her this expensive surgery, she would die. Well she is alive and well thanks to you. She is wagging her tail and playing, barking and tearing up her comforter like she use to and I couldn't be happier. I could not afford the surgery and almost put her down. I found your story the night before I was to put her down. I hope many read your story. Thanks for the detail!

God Bless You!

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia
05/06/2016

Good on you and congratulations on getting your dog well again. I had to try many cures myself for my animals over the years, living in the sticks for most of my life away from vets I had no choice but to help my animals the best way I knew how.

Replied by Lani
Philippines
05/07/2016

Hi Delylah!

I'm glad your dog got well with the vitamin C regimen. It's good to know that what I had earlier posted helped you.

I have another suggestion for people whose dogs have open pyometra. You see, another dog of mine got sick with open pyometra but now I was confronted with the problem of my dog not wanting to eat anything at all. All that she was willing to do was to drink water. And it was complicated with vomiting episodes that really caused her to lose weight fast. What did I do? I did another internet research to find out how to deal with the vomiting problem. I saw an advice on mixing sodium bicarbonate with water and letting your dog take several sips throughout the day.

I took one pinch of sodium bicarbonate and mixed it with about 10 cc of water. I drew 5 cc of the mixture with a syringe (WITHOUT the needles, of course) and administered it at the corners of the mouth of the dog. I injected in three equal portions so that the liquid will not spill and the dog will be able to gulp down each portion. This thing worked like magic, the vomiting immediately stopped. So I waited for 2 hours more and administered the rest of the liquid and waited for another 2 hours. Then I mixed 1,000 mg. of the vitamin c (sodium ascorbate) with 1 tbsp. of powdered milk that was dissolved in 100 ml. of water. I administered it at the corners of the mouth of the dog with a 5cc syringe in small portions until the dog was able to drink all of the milk. I repeated this procedure during the first four days about 6 times per day in separate intervals. I noticed that the dog got stronger, and recovered faster, than with my previous dog who was just being fed pork liver. After about 5 days my dog was able to eat solid food so I just gave her milk 3 times a day and limited the vitamin c to 1,000 per milk feeding. After one month the pyometra was completely healed and my dog presently has a voracious appetite.

My conclusion is that milk combined with vitamin c will help your dog with open pyometra to recover faster.

Replied by Alain Lasquety
Paranaque City, Philippines
06/28/2016

Good day. This is regarding your testimony of giving vitamin c to your pet dog with pyometra. How do you administer vitamin c to your pet? Is it syrup or capsule? We also have a pet dog that has pyometra and we do not want her to undergo surgery due to her old age (she is a 10 year old pug). Thank you for your advice!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
06/28/2016

Hey Alain,

Not the original poster, but in case they do not see your response in a timely manner, you get the vitamin C in any way you can. Dogs with closed pyos may refuse to eat so a liquid might be easier to swallow. Dogs with open pyos may be tempted to eat something super tasty, so vitamin c tabs coated in cream cheese might work to get them down.

Replied by Girish
India
07/15/2016

My dog is facing same problem. I live in India and here I searched for sodium ascorbate but everywhere I was only able to find out vitamin C 500 mg tablets which contains 400 mg sodium ascorbate and 100 mg ascorbic acid. Is it ok to give her 3 or more such tablets in powder form? Please reply ASAP. Regards

Replied by Lani
Philippines
07/15/2016

Hello! For those who are inquiring about the Vitamin C that I used for my dogs, I used the crystalline form of powdered sodium ascorbate which is white in color. It is available here in the Phiippines in capsulated form at 500 mg. per capsule. What I did was to open the capsules and pour the powder inside slices of pork liver for the dog to eat. With regards to my other dog that refused to eat anything solid, I poured the Vitamin C powder on powdered milk which was dissolved in water. For the question of Girish, yes by all means you can use the sodium ascorbate mixed with ascorbic acid. This is because sodium ascorbate is merely a buffered form of ascorbic acid which is also Vitamin C. Buffering is done to reduce chances of stomach upset upon intake on an empty stomach. Ascorbic acid generally has to be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Sodium ascorbate, on the other hand can be taken on an empty stomach because it is already buffered. Considering that the ascorbic acid content of your vitamin mix is only 100 mg., I don't think it will pose any problem for your dog if administered to her.

Replied by Vignesh
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
11/28/2016

Hi, I a from India too and a loser to get vision of this blog so late..My pet is suffering from open pyometra for nearly a month.The treatment was very immediate after we saw discharge from her vulva..We started with a 14 day course of oral antibiotic "chefpet" then followed by intravenous fluids and amoxicillin for 5 days and continuous monitoring of her creatinine level as we feared her kidney was damaged heavy..then after 7 days the discharge stopped and she was eating solids after 20 days..but it did not last the very fourth day (last Friday) she stopped eating and recurrent vomits, pinkish discharge made her faint and it got worst with diarrhea .. Now again we have started with intravenous fluids and amoxicillin again from yesterday.. Doctor's words were it is too infected but my family is trying hard to save the life of a 14 yr old member..Thank God I got to see this page which had actually injected hope that got lost a day back....

My query is that my pet is suffering open pyometra .current situation is she has vomits, diarrhea and pinkish discharge. I am giving her mucane gel, methalgin, water, orsl and taking her to vet everyday for intravenous fluids and amoxicillin....kindly help me with the possible method and the quantity of vitamin c that can be administered..I am and will be grateful for all your kind and generous words of advice.. Is it ok if a administer milk with vit c but I fear both milk as well as vit c are not good for diarrhea.pls help

Replied by Lani
Philippines
11/28/2016

Hi Vignesh!

I'm so sorry that your dog is extremely ill. I'm not a veterinarian, but I do a lot of reading and research. It seems to me that your dog's case is really complicated at this point due to the vomiting and diarrhea that she is experiencing. It is my opinion though that the level of probiotics in her gut or intestines is already very low due to the course of antibiotics that had been administered to her. You see antibiotics will not only kill the bad bacteria but will also kill the good ones. Normally the good bacteria in the gut will outnumber the bad ones such that you will not experience vomiting or diarrhea. Once the bad bacteria outnumbers the good ones then expect that you will experience vomiting or diarrhea, or both. It is therefore my opinion that you give probiotics to your dog orally in large amounts to control the vomiting and diarrhea. Once the vomiting and diarrhea stops for at least 24 hours then you can already begin the Vitamin C therapy. It is useless to give the Vitamin C if your dog is still vomiting because she will just vomit it.

Dosage of Vitamin C for your dog will be based upon the level of saturation that can be achieved in the bloodstream. Meaning, you can give your dog as much Vitamin C that she can tolerate until you observe that she experiences diarrhea. Diarrhea is an indication that the dog's bloodstream is already saturated with Vitamin C hence you need to taper or reduce the dose to the point that she will no longer experience diarrhea. It is safe to give a very high dose at the onset of treatment because the dog's immune system is trying to combat a heavy infection at that point.

If your dog refuses to eat then you have to mix the Vitamin C powder with milk or meat broth. But in my case, I found out that my dog got well faster with milk. Use a syringe to make the dog drink the milk. I would recommend a dose of 2,000 mg. Vitamin C to be given with the milk three times daily or a total of 6,000 mg. per day. Once the dog is able to eat solid food taper the dose to only 3,000 mg. per day or 1,000 mg. per milk feeding three times daily.

Good luck to you and God bless. I wish your dog well.


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Posted by Reni (Oceanside, Ca) on 04/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My 8 year old 45lb. mutt dog was on prednisone for an auto immune emergency situation...which led to many secondary infections. One of which I THINK was pyometra. Although my dog was spayed when we adopted her...they may have been a portion of her uterus left in tact.

She has had many of the symptoms of an OPEN PYOMETRA case:
- mucus (yellowish/green) discharge from the vulva
- majorly lethargic
- drinking tons of water
- not eating (lost 11 pounds)
- pale pink gums
- weakening of the back legs
- laying flat (stretched out, belly on floor) on cool surfaces
- constantly licking her vulva

Long story short...I hated the fact that my dog was on the chemical drug prednisone, and I wasn't about to put her through more vet visits, tests and drugs. So I found many posts about the positive effects of manuka honey, tumeric and vitamin c. I figured...I had nothing to loose, my dog was already skin and bones, and I was feeding her bone broth by a syringe. She was so sick that she didn't wag her tail or lift her head from her doggy bed. So I headed right out to my local organic store and gave her the first tincture/mixture the moment I got home. Since she wasn't eating I just had to take the mixture on my finger and smear it on her tongue so she would swallow it. She had it twice before we went to bed...and in the morning she was wagging her tail and lifting her head. By the next evening She allowed me to help her get up....and she wanted to go outside. Slowly after about a week of this treatment she gained her appetite back ( a little) and started eating more regularly, started being more active, and her energy level increased day by day.

Let me also tell you that during the 2 weeks on this treatment the mucus/discharge got a lot heavier, thicker and greener (gross right?). I just kept wiping her vulva and cleaning it up with a warm rag...and then immediately tossing the rags into a bin to be washed in hot water and bleach. But about half way through the treatment the mucus started to thin out, turn back to yellow-white in color and became less frequent.

3 weeks later she is pretty much herself again. Still a little weak in the back legs, and still, sometimes, in that flat position on the cool tile floor.BUT her energy level is WAY up, she is eating normal again, gums are back to bubble gum pink, not drinking as much water, etc.....and no more mucus! I'm still giving her the tincture/mixture 3x a day....with just tumeric + vit. c added to the honey in the first treatment of the day. I will probably continue to give her this until the strength is back in her back legs and she stops laying flat on the floor (cause she didn't ever do that before she was sick)

Here's my tincture/mixture - THREE TIMES per day
-1/4 tsp. manuka honey (100% pure MGO 400)
-half of a 1/8 tsp. tumeric (reg. powdered in the spice isle)
-half of a 1/8 tsp. vitamin c (with calcium ascorbate)

NOTE:
- read about the benefits of manuka honey.
- read about tumeric for dogs (http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/turmeric-dogs/) scroll to bottom
- read about vitamin c for dogs (http://www.yoursadorably.com/vitamin-c-for-dogs-and-dosage/) read toward bottom about dosage

I always tend to be more cautious when starting a new remedy...and if I see that it's fine and working for my dog...than I increase gradually.

I hope you find this helpful...as much as I found the previous posts about this remedy helpful. I feel so lucky to know about EARTH CLINIC...this site has helped my entire family with treatment (successful treatments) for different ailments.

And let me also say...that if your gut tells you to take your dog to see the vet...PLEASE follow your instincts. I just choose to avoid the stress on my dog...and try a natural approach first. GOOD LUCK!


Posted by Krystal (Alvin, Tx) on 04/05/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My dog was diagnosed with pyometra Saturday. She is a 13 year old 20lb Chihuahua/ Wiener dog mix. I had noticed she had a lack of appetite and seemed very fatigued for a few days. I also noticed her excessively licking her vaginal area. Saturday she seemed very very sick. She wouldn't respond to my voice at all/ eat/ drink/ use the bathroom/ move/ her breathing was shallow and erratic/ abdomen seemed extended. I picked her up to have my sister look at her and saw there was what looked like blood coming out of her. Allot of blood. It was all over me. I rushed her to an emergency vet who told me it was Pyometra and without a very expensive surgery she had very little hope and she was so sick she probably wouldn't survive the surgery. I love my dog very much but I simply do not have any way of obtaining that kind of money. Period. But I couldn't give up on her that easy. So, the vet gave her fluids and a shot of antibiotics and sent us home with antibiotics and pain meds and instructions to bring her back to be euthanized if she didn't get better. I brought her home.

Saturday night, as she lay beside me, with no light left in her eyes, struggling to breath, I came across these miracle stories and first thing Sunday I went to find Manuka Honey, Turmeric, and vitamin c powder. I could not find Manuka honey anywhere close to me so I got raw honey and went online and had the Manuka honey overnighted to me. I started giving her 1 tbsp of honey, 2,000 mg of vitamin C powder and 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder every eight hours. I almost immediately noticed a difference. She was responding to my voice, I boiled some chicken breast and she ate.

She progressively has done better every day. I finally got the Manuka honey Tuesday And since then almost seems back to her normal self. Today is Wednesday and she is still having a discharge but it's not bloody anymore. The swelling in her abdomen has gone way down, the light in her eyes is back. I am so thankful to have found this site, I'm sure my baby would be dead right now had I not come across this. I hope this helps someone in the future.

Replied by Reni S.
Us
04/06/2017
3 posts

Hello Krystal! So glad your dog is doing better. AND so glad I came across your RECENT post. My 45 pound dog has been ill for 2 weeks...she's been tested for a UTI, IMMUNE DISEASE, STOMACH ULCER etc... and none of my vets (1 holistic and 1 traditional) have been able to figure this out. My dog has all of the symptoms of OPEN PYOMETRA, has no appetite, no energy, drinks a ton of water, has the pus discharge, pale gums and has lost 10 pounds. I just started the manuka honey + tumeric + vitamin C concoction. She's had it 2 times now, and I've only noticed that her gums are gaining color again.

I'd love to get some feedback from you.

1) what "MFG" of manuka honey did you get?
2) did you dog eat within the first 1 or 2 treatments?
3) When did her full appetite and personality return to normal?

THANKS SO MUCH!

Replied by Deb
US
04/12/2017

What form of vitamin C did you use? How long did it take for your dog to completely get over the pyometra? And has it came back at all? How long did puss drain after treatment.

Replied by Christine
Ph
04/14/2017

Hello. I really need your help. My dog was also diagnosed with closed pyometra. She's 5 yrs old and around 5 kg.

Does it work? The turmeric and all? I'm giving 1 tbsp turmeric 1 tbsp honey and 1000 mg vitamin c.

Pls help, I'm not seeing discharge from my pet.

Replied by Kasey
Nj
04/24/2017

My little Mimi is suffering from Pyometra . for some time now the Doc gave me a 2 week supply of antibiotic which actually helped but then she went down again in less than 3 weeks. This past Friday I took her Back to the Vet because she began vomiting. She was unable to hold anything in her stomach. Stayed in her cage and would bare move. He told me her condition had gotten much worse and all we can do is keep her comfortable as she may have even developed Breast Cancer due to imbalanced hormones from the Pyometra. You can visibly see the cyst forming under her skin. Any who he gave me the surgery speel and other possibilities for the cancer treatment. But he was very straight with me and said that I may just want to keep her comfortable and wait for her time to come . Well that struck a nerve so and I did not want to give up on my girl so fast. I ran to whole food and brought some Bio K which is a very strong probiotic to get her immune system going .Sure enough she was up and around this morning. She even ate some of the grounded rice and chicken I made for her.

Last night I came across this tread. Like other desperate pet owners looking to help their precious pets I thougt what do I have to loose. I also purchased the Manuka honey Turmeric and vitamin C .

My question is this. Can I give her a human grade vitamin C.? How much of each ingredient do I mix in the honey? how much do I give to my dog along with the amount of times per day. When do decrease the dosage? Is there a guideline or website that help walk you through the process other than this thread.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
04/26/2017

Dear Kasey

Yes you can give your dog human grade vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate is easiest on the gut.

I would try to dose as often as 5 times the first day and then 3 times a day after that.

For little Mimi I would try:

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon manuka honey
  • 1/16 - 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1,000 mg vitamin C

I think the probiotics are a good idea, too!

Keep us posted!

~Mama to Many~


Posted by Sandi (Reno, Nv) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

11 year old German Wirehaired Pointer was diagnosed with epilepsy last March when she kept having seizures. She has been on phenobarbital since then. Now she has developed a case of pyometra. The vet will not operate because of her age and heart condition. I have been using the Manuka honey, Tumeric and Vitamin C combination for almost a week now.

Her discharge has lessened from a copious amount to very little and she is eating and drinking again! She weighs 64 lbs amd the dosage I give is 3000mgs vit C powder/ 1/2 tsp tumeric in 1 tbls manuka honey.

Hope this helps...anything is better than just watching your beloved pet go down because you cannot afford surgery or the pet cannot have surgery. This has worked for me and so far she is 100% better than she was 1 week ago.

Replied by Reni Schriek
Us
04/06/2017
3 posts

Hi Sandi! Thank you for your info and great post. I'm pretty certain my dog is suffering from open pyometra...even though my vets have tested her for everything else under the sun with no answers. So...I've just started the manuka honey + tumeric + vitamin C concoction and I'm wondering what level "MFG" of manuka honey you used. I purchased the "MFG 400" and wonder if I should give my dog a little less because of its potency. Also, when did you start to see improvement. My dog has all the symptoms (not eating, drinking tons of water, no energy, losing weight, pus discharge, pale gums etc.) . She has had 2 concoctions so far...and I've only noticed the color of the discharge improve...and the pinkness return back to her gums. (still not interested in food though). Hope your pooch is doing great now, and look forward to your feedback. THANKS!


Posted by Cheryl (Princeton, Mn) on 01/05/2017
4 out of 5 stars

Our sweet girl Pepper is a 10-11 year old Australian Shepherd (age is approximate since she was a rescue) who was diagnosed with Closed Pyometra on a Tuesday and I'm writing this on a Thursday. After hearing that surgery could run anywhere between 3-5K, I made an appointment for the next day to have her euthanized. This was a very sad day and I was desperate to see if there were other options; what else did I have to lose, right? I went searching, found your website and thought I would give a remedy I had read about on the site a go. Prior to giving Pepper the concoction, she had not been eating very much at all for about a week. She is 66lbs. I started out with 4500 mg of vitamin C, 90-120 mg of Curcumin and a large teaspoon of Maruka Honey every 8 hours.

To our delight, she seemed much happier after the first two times we fed this to her. She has had two bowl movements and I've never been so happy to see that in my yard! This morning is day 3 and we are cautiously optimistic. Her temp is back in the normal range, her ears are perky and she's moving a lot more and with more energy. I take this as a good sign that she is feeling much better.

More time is needed to tell if this method is successful for Pepper. I will give and update in a couple days.

I do have a question about Closed vs Open Pyometra. Since Pepper was diagnosed with the closed type, I was under the impression there would not be any drainage, but there definitely is, so I'm wondering if this could be a misdiagnosis or if there is usually a little drainage with the closed type?

Thanks for reading and any advice would be welcomed:-)

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
01/06/2017

Hey Cheryl, If there is drainage then it is an open pyo - it may not be a misdiagnosis, it might be that the remedy worked to open the cervix to allow for drainage. I have experienced two pyos - one open where the only symptom was a picky appetite and then the funky drainage, and a closed where my girl was not feeling well with a rising temp and abdominal pain. In both cases the vet advised to spay, and in the first case I was so confused I took their advise; in hind sight I believe this was unnecessary and that other approaches could have saved the uterus. In the second case it was a no brainer - dog in serious pain with rising temp, and I did the spay - no regrets. In my area the emergency spay was $1,200.00 - so your 3-5K quote sounds ridiculously excessive. Because pyos are linked to heat cycles/waxing and waning hormone levels, if Pepper makes a full recovery she will still be prone to a pyo down the road; you may wish to have her spayed once she is clearly out of the woods as a non-emergency spay should be considerably less expensive. Please keep us posted on Pepper's recovery!

Replied by Cheryl
Minnesota, Usa
01/07/2017

Hi Theresa,

I'm also in Minnesota and contacted Blue Pearl who gave the 3 - 5K estimate for surgery. As I understood from our vet, the University and Blue Pearl are the only two vet clinics who perform the emergency Pyometra surgery. Is that right?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
01/09/2017

Hey Cheryl,

I had both of my girls who had pyo's done at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital. Blue Pearl looks like an emergency / specialty [$$$$] and the U of M is just plain $$$$. You do pay extra for the extra care and antibiotics needed for a pyo, but if your girl is on the mend and not in crisis then you should be able to schedule an appointment during regular hours and avoid the excessive emergency fee.


Posted by Tania (London) on 10/17/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for your posts...I read them literally a few hours before I was due to have my dog put to sleep due to pyometra. As soon as I saw this I ran to the health shop to buy vitamin C powder, turmeric and Manuka Honey. I have been giving them to her 3x per day since saturday afternoon and am very pleased to say that she is getting better by the hour. She is steadily putting weight back on and returning to her usual self. If it wasn't for seeing this I would not have my dog with me now so I am eternally grateful.

Just to share my pooch's story in case it helps another.... She stopped eating properly on Tues but did't think much of it because she has done this many times in the past when she wants a change of food. She didn't eat at all on Wednesday but was drinking water excessively, she looked as though she had lost a bit of weight. By Thursday evening she looked emaciated, had vomited and was looking very unwell, she also had blood on her bottom and tail. Took her straight to the vet who diagnosed pyometra, he said antibiotics alone would not work and surgery would not guarantee full recovery. She was getting sicker so the advice was to put her down. Friday morning, woke up and there was smelly liquid on the floor and her bottom. Booked the appointment for Saturday afternoon but cancelled it after reading these posts.

Now my beautiful pooch is on the mend, she is still bleeding (only at night) but I have been told that this is a good sign as the pus is exiting her body. I will continue to give her these meds and hopefully she will continue to improve. I will be taking her back to the vet for another scan/bloods next week and to discuss spaying her as I do not want this to happen again. Never underestimate the power of non-pharmaceutical meds 😃

Replied by Lonnie
Md
10/17/2016

Thank you for sharing your story! So happy for you and your pooch!

How much does your pooch weigh? And how much and how often did you give him the remedies?

Thanks!

Replied by Darrell
Montreal
10/17/2016

I liked the way you referred to the turmeric, honey, and other treatment you gave the pooch as meds......the best medicine, so it's said is free ( or nearly so! )

Replied by Manuka Mom
Los Angeles
10/28/2016

Okay, I'm crying now...tears of joy that your dog made it through, thanks to the Manuka, Vitamin C and Turmeric. What an answer to prayer. I'm SO glad I shared my story and that it has been of benefit to you!!!!!!!!

Replied by Vilma
Miami, Fl.
11/01/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you sooooo very much for this little miracle of natural medicine, you have no idea how fast my dog with pyometra got up and going, the vet told me the only solution was to remove her uterus and clean her up. The operation itself was risky and I decided to go online to search for natural ways to cure pyometra, my dog was not eating, she is a 100lb dogo and she was weighing 70, I gave her 4500mg of Vitamin C, Turmeric, and it says manuka honey but I didn't have any so I gave her raw pure organic honey, within like 2 hours she was already eating, wow I couldn't believe it she was all down lethargic not eating one hour and the next she was up and eating.Thank you sooooo much!

Replied by Kimberly
Arizona
12/14/2016

How much turmeric? Starting this on my Saint.

EC: This page has dosing information for turmeric for dogs.

Replied by Cheryl
Princeton, Mn
01/03/2017

I have an appointment to put my dog down tomorrow. I just saw your website and this post. I would like to get further instruction about quantities of Tumeric and honey with the vitamin C. She weighs 66 pounds this morning at the vet when she was diagnosed with Pyometria

Replied by Caroline
Ireland
01/06/2017

Hi I just realised nobody replied to your post there, I hope that you were able to go down another route other than having your dog put down?

My girl is a Presa Canario and weighs in at 140LBS (65kg)and has just turned 4 when she got Pyometra 4 weeks after her cycle last year it was extremely scary as she is normally such a strong and healthy dog. I feed her a raw diet of beef, chicken, lamb, heart, kidneys and bones and she is really well exercised. I first noticed the odd bit of discharge from her that was a milky/bloody consistency I thought at first it was just her expelling the rest of her heat, but then I noticed over a couple of days that she was expelling more and more and that she was suddenly drinking a LOT of water like every 30mins, she was restless and off her food. I took her to the vet he took her Temp and it was high he suspected Pyometra as her abdomen was firm although in a large muscular dog it is hard to tell that. He prescribed strong oral antibiotics but she point bank refused to take them I had to dissolve and syringe them in to her but still she wasn't taking them all, I went back to vet after 2 days as the discharge was immense literally draining out of her, he gave her injections of antibiotics and vitamins for 5 days and then more oral antibiotics for a week. I took her temp everyday and it was normal after the first 2 days of injections, all we could do after that was wait for the infection to drain out of her I believe she had 10lbs of it in her and in total it took 2 weeks for it to all come away. She did not eat ANYTHING for 9 days which in a big dog she could cope with as long as she was drinking but in a small dog it would be a real worry.

My vet told me after that I needed to get her spayed as it could come back each year but I haven't as she is such a big dog it would be a HUGE operation, so now she is back in heat and I am looking for all the help I can get to prevent it from happening again, I put Cider vinegar in her food and I am going to start giving her a couple of spoonfuls of Manuka, I always have it in anyway as it is great for cuts and bites etc, I have never given her Vit C so advice on dosage and how to administer would be great!

Any help is appreciated especially from Large Breed dog owners, If it happens again I want to be super prepared, as soon as her heat finishes I will check her temp as that is a sure fire way to see if there is an infection developing.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
01/06/2017

Hey Caroline, My only advise along with monitoring the temp is to feed foods with infection fighting properties. Oil of Oregano, kelp, turmeric come to mind, along with the high doses of vitamin C, and also colloidal silver. IMHO the time to really watch for problems is 3-4 weeks after the cycle ends. Good luck and please keep us posted!

Replied by Cheryl
Minnesota, Usa
01/07/2017

Hi Caroline from Ireland!

I started out giving Pepper (she is 66 lbs.) 4500 mg of Vitamin C. She developed diarrhea after the first 24 hours so I backed off on that to about half until her midday feeding on the 3rd day when I didn't give her any Vit. C. Her stool was back to normal this morning. I gave her 1000 mg of Vit. C this morning and will most likely continue with that dosage. From what I understand, too much vitamin c can cause diarrhea, so that's when you know you will need to back off on the dosage. As far as how I administered.... I made a paste with the honey, curcumin and vit. c and spread it on a thin layer of raw ground beef, I cover that with another thin layer of the ground beef. Then I cut that into bite sized pieces for her to eat. I hope this is helpful.

Replied by Lani
Philippines
01/08/2017

Hi Caroline!

You may give your dog up to 3,000 mg. of vitamin C per day. But considering that she is not yet sick, I think that 2,000 mg. of Vitamin C per day will be fine. You can give 1,000 mg. in the morning and 1,000 mg. in the evening. Put the vitamin c between slices of meat and feed it to her. Since pyometra occurs about 2-8 weeks after the dog's heat then you can prevent it from happening just by giving your dog 2,000 mg. vitamin C per day one week after her heat. Just to build up her immune system against any bacteria that may have gained entry in her uterus. You may continue giving her the vitamin c continuously for at least two weeks. That will ensure that any bacteria present will be adequately killed by her immune system. I do that now with my older female dogs since two of them got pyometra months ago. Back then I merely used the vitamin C treatment to cure them. So far, pyometra has not reoccured in any of my dogs and hey, one of them is now 14 years old, still active, and I'm hoping that she'll live to a ripe old age... Hope your dog stays well!

Replied by Springflames
Philippines
01/10/2017

Hi guys I need your help..

I have a 2 yrs old pekingenese who was just diagnosed with an open pyometra. Her vet strongly suggested an immediate operation however I don't have that much money. Right now my dog is already active and her appetite is back but the vet told me that if I don't put her to surgery as soon as possible she might suffer more in the near future.

I read this post while searching for alternative treatment for my dog, I would like to try giving her Vitamin C, turmeric and honey but I don't know how much should I give her. My dog is only 3.2kilos (7.05lbs)

Also for the vitamin C, what specific type should I look for? Can an organic honey be a substitute for manuka honey? I live here in the Philippines so Manuka honey is really hard to find.

I hope you can help me...

Thank you and God bless :)

Replied by Lani
Philippines
01/10/2017

Hi Springfields!

I too am from the Philippines and if you read the post here concerning vitamin c, you will read that I was able to cure the open pyometra of my dog way back in the year 2015. That's true, there is no available manuka honey here but turmeric and vitamin c is locally available.

Treatment of your dog using vitamin c depends on the level of saturation that can be achieved in the bloodstream. Meaning, you can give as much vitamin c to your dog until you observe diarrhea. Diarrhea is an indication that her bloodstream is already saturated with vitamin c hence you must taper the dose to the point where your dog will no longer experience diarrhea.

I then used 4,500 mg. of vitamin c for my dog that is medium-sized. Since you have a small dog, I suggest trying 1,000 mg. initially. Give 500 mg. in the morning and 500 mg. in the evening. If she does not experience diarrhea, increase the dose to 1,500 mg. the following day. Give 500 mg. doses in the morning, lunchtime, and at night. If there is no diarrhea, increase the dose again to 2,000 mg. the following day, and so on. Once the dog experiences diarrhea, decrease the dose to the previous one and then maintain it until the dog is healed. You know that she is cured already when there is no more vaginal discharge.

I used Vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate for my dog. It is available in our local drugstores. It is white and crystalline in appearance. If you like to use turmeric also in conjunction with vitamin c, by all means do so because it is also an anti-inflammatory and an immune system booster.

Good luck and I wish your dog well.

Replied by Springflames
Philippines
01/11/2017

Hi Lani,

Thank you so much for reply to my post, it means a lot for me and my dog. My dog was just discharged yesterday 01/10/17 from the vet hospital. She is now eating well and already active, however she drinks and pees alot and I can still observe the white pus discharge.

Today is my day 1 of vitamin C treatment, I gave her a total of 3,393mg of sodium ascorbate plus a teaspoon of turmeric. I tried giving her turmeric paste but she strongly disliked it, I tried to add honey but still she's having a hard time swallowing it. Can you give me a tip on how to administer it without that much of a struggle.

BTW her vet prescribed me the ff:

2ml of oral antibiotic syrup (2x a day)

1inch of Nutripet high-energy concentrate gel

2 tablespoon of dextrose powder (dilute in her water)

On top of this I'm giving her the 3,393mg of sodium ascorbate plus a teaspoon of turmeric. I'm afraid of overdosing my dog with a lot of medication, so I want to hear your opinion about it. Is it too much or not?

Replied by Lani
Philippines
01/12/2017

Hi Springflames!

Try to put the turmeric powder in between slices of your dog's favorite meat. Hopefully she will gobble up the meat fast enough without noticing the powder. If she chews on her food then that may pose a problem because she will be able to taste the turmeric. Alternatively, you may mix the turmeric powder with your dog's favorite liquid drink and administer it to her using a syringe.

Regarding your other question, I am not competent to assess whether the medications you are giving are already too much. I am not a veterinarian. It is worth to note, however that your vet prescribed the medications based on what he has been taught in veterinary school.

All I can relate to you is my own personal experience regarding the use of vitamin c for my dogs and also what I have researched regarding the matter. I was able to cure the pyometra of 2 of my dogs using only vitamin c. I never used any antibiotic back then. Not even turmeric. Just my dog's favorite cooked meat. Also, I noticed that healing was faster when the vitamin c was mixed with milk as well.

Again, good luck to you and your dog. Sana gumaling ang aso mo.