Pyometra in Dogs: Treatment and Home Remedies

Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Vitamin C, and Yun Nan Paiyao
Posted by Heather (San Francisco) on 12/06/2021
5 out of 5 stars

On Thanksgiving Day, we brought my 12-year-old American Akita to urgent care because we noticed brown mucous discharge all over the blanket she was sleeping on top of.

They did an x-ray and an ultrasound and confirmed that she had open pyometra. The vet suggested we do an emergency spay and quoted the surgery at $8500 on top of the $1500 I paid for x-rays, bloodwork, ultrasound, etc., for a total of $10, 000! With my girl being 12 years old, I didn't want to put her through the trauma of such a risky surgery. Additionally, I am terrified that she won't come back up if they put her under. I told the vet that I preferred to take her back home, and they sent her home with a week's worth of antibiotics (Clavamox).

I scoured the internet for alternative treatments and stumbled upon Dr. Jones' YouTube video on a homeopathic remedy, pyometra. I did a little more searching and found this excellent article on Earth Clinic!

I started this treatment the very next day (Friday), three times a day:

  • 4000mg vitamin c with rose hips from Whole Foods
  • 1 tbsp Wedderspoon KFactor 16 Manuka Honey
  • 1 tsp 95% curcumin
  • 2 capsules of Yunnan Baiyao
  • 1000mg of Allicin (2x day)

The discharge went from a brown mucous discharge to a bloody, foul-smelling discharge during her treatment. We bought disposable diapers for her to wear, and it would fill up with so much blood, I almost thought she wasn't going to get through this. But, after eight days, her discharge turned into an odorless, clear mucous discharge. I will continue dosing her 3 times a day until the discharge has completely dissipated.

I am so happy that I found Dr. Jones' YouTube video and this wonderful article on Earth Clinic!

Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Vitamin C, and Yun Nan Paiyao
Posted by Heather (San Francisco) on 12/06/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Update: After 12 days the discharge was completely gone and she is back to normal!

Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Vitamin C, and Yun Nan Paiyao
Posted by Aw (Los Angeles) on 08/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I just wanted to add to this –

We have a 12 year old Chihuahua who has had heart failure and was already a high risk patient. 2.5 weeks ago, we took her in to the vet and they said she had an open Pyometra and said that dogs usually have surgery to remove the uterus. Since she was already a high risk patient due to her heart issues, if they put her under, they warned us she might not come back up. It felt like they were saying we either need to put her to sleep because she could die from the Pyometra or we need to risk her dying during surgery. The main vet she sees said that if we chose to do surgery, he didn't want to be the one to perform it because he didn't feel right about doing it given her heart condition and how risky it would be.

On top of that, we really couldn't afford surgery (minimum $2k) but we didn't want to give up on her. I started looking around for natural remedies and not long after, I found this video on YouTube

I did some additional research on the Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C and saw that it was posted in a few places including Earth Clinic. There was barely anything on Yun Nan other than the study Dr. Jones shared on his video. That being said, for the last 2 weeks, we've given her Clavamox, Orbax AND we've given her the honey, turmeric, vitamin C and Yun Nan powder.

Within the first 3-4 days, her energy shot up and she was back to being hyper. After about 7-8 days the discharge stopped. We're continuing to give the YunNan at least for another week. She's doing tons better. Thank you to everyone who posted. It gave us hope seeing the success stories. We're still monitoring over the next few weeks to see if she maintains her health but THANK GOD, we were able to get her healthy without needing surgery (thus far). The doctors also recommended potentially giving her hormone injections that would help expel the discharge but I don't think we'll be needing that now.

P.S. If anyone uses this, initially it was hard getting her to take the mixture of ingredients because she hates oral syringes which is how we had to give her the prescription Clavamox and Orbax. Plus the manuka, Turmeric, Vitamin C and Yun Nan mixture was so this we had to water it down and administer the syringe in 3-4 doses. We had better success mixing the ingredients into her food. We started giving her fresh food about 5 months ago which she loves and helped regulate her weight. It was a bit easier than it might have been if we were giving her kibble. We mixed those ingredients in with the food 3 times a day for the two weeks.

I hope this helps someone as this video helped us.

Thank you!!!