I tried the Manuka honey and tumeric and vitamin C mix for my dogs Pyometra and followed the correct dosing per my dog's weight and it did not work at all. Some of the infection discharged but her abdomen kept getting bigger and bigger and she finally lost the battle. All happened in a matter of couple weeks. From time I took her to the vet and got antibiotics for her but could not afford the $2000 surgery so I found this site with the natural remedy and I am saddened to say it did not work at all for my dog. She just kept progressively got worse with her condition. I would think before I trusted this remedy with my pets life with this concoction. If it worked for you then hallelujah but it did not for me and I lost my pet.
Thank you earthclinic you gave me hope to take care of my chihuahua who is suffering from the effect of Pyometra. It started as a closed Pyometra. She is so sick the vet clinic encouraged me to have her an emergency spayed but the expenses I can't afford much with the thought of losing her but I read on your website and give me big hope that I will be able to take care of her so from closed I make sure she is comfortable and placed low warm setting on the warmer and started with the concoction and antibiotics from the vet office then it became an open Pyometra then the tummy shrink and make sure she is clean all the time then a day or 2 my dog start eating on her own and start recovering just waiting for her to get stronger and will do the spayed this time not emergency and have better chance of recovery.
Thank God I found this page, I immediately went out to buy Turmeric. Our 10 yo lab was bloated, not eating (and that's a major red flag because she's a big eater), and then it progressed to limping and unable to use her hind legs. She was diagnosed with arthritis but the vet already suspected she also had pyometra (she didn't have discharges when I brought her) because she said our dog exhibited signs. We requested bloodwork and it was found she has an infection. She was put on antibiotics for 10 days. It's our 5th day today, she was just there lying all day and can't get up. Today, she ate a piece of the meat I gave her, but not much. but it was an improvement because she would refuse anything I'd give her until today. Still, I was desperate. I had even thought of having her put down but I just couldn't shake off the feeling that there must be some natural remedies. And I found this page! I don't have Manuka honey, I only have raw honey atm. Will this be okay? Also, since our Chiquita is already on antibiotics, is it okay to supplement it with your 3-ingredient formula?
Our 11yr. old American Bulldog finished up what was an extra long heat cycle about a month ago. Two weeks after the heat cycle ended, we noticed a clear discharge with a few sparse drops of diluted blood.
At the time, we just thought she might have a slight case of vaginitis or a mild UTI, so we gave her some d- mannose, since it is known for helping to combat UTI's, esp those caused from E-Coli bacteria. I also had some berberine on hand, but it was 1200mgs per capsule and berberine is a very powerful substance derived from the herb, golden seal. I sprinkled half a capsule on a peanut butter sandwich, along with the d - mannose and after a few days treatment, she cleared up and was fine with no further discharge. Fast forward to a few weeks later and a few days ago. My husband and I noticed she seemed mopey, but late Saturday evening, she had an accident in the floor (which she never does).
She's always had good bladder control, but being 11yrs. old, I thought may be just age related or perhaps recurring UTI. Then as I was cleaning up, I noticed it had a very diluted bloody appearance and was looking somewhat like her heat- cycle discharge. As the night and following Sunday wore on, the discharge became thicker & heavier. So much so that I had to put a doggie diaper lined with a couple of paper towels. Sorry for the gross description, but it looked very much like a creamy tomato soup. I knew this was not good!
I took her temperature several times, but it was always perfectly normal. There was no fever, but she seemed lethargic and weak in the rear legs. She was eating and drinking ok. As a matter of fact, she was drinking more and more. I knew that was a pretty sure sign of infection and was frightened at the thoughts that it might possibly be pyo.
I started researching to see if there were any natural or homeopathic treatments. I found the natural manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c remedy here, so I was hoping it would make her better or at least buy us some time, until the vet re-opened on Monday morning. Since we show our dogs, we normally give them a variety of supplements and I happen to have powdered vitamin c on hand, along with turmeric in the spice cabinet. I remembered seeing Manuka honey at Whole Foods. We drove there and picked up the raw Manuka honey. I also started giving her more d-mannose, as I had read that E Coli bacteria is usually a main culprit with pyo, I mixed and administered the ingredients. I was afraid she was going to protest, but she seemed to be ok with the taste.
This Monday morning we awoke and took her out to potty. She had a nice, normal bowel movement and seemed to be feeling a little better. The discharge had slowed and was lighter. Even though our girl seemed better, we decided to go ahead and take her to the vet. We really didn't have money for the vet visit, as both mine and my husband's vehicles are needing major engine repairs. It's definitely a financial set back, but we scraped together what money we could, even dipping into our grocery funds. We promptly took our girl to the vet as soon as they opened. I told them I thought she might have open pyo and asked before we got started, if they would work something out with us regarding payment arrangements. We have always had a good relationship with our vet and even though their policy is to request full payment when services are rendered, they agreed to let us pay a down payment of what we scraped together and make the rest in payments. I would just like to say to others out there.. don't be afraid to ask your vet about a payment plan if your dog needs surgery. Some may not be accommodating, but some will. It never hurts to ask. I gave our vet a rundown of everything.
I told her about this natural treatment, the supplements and ingredients used and she was ok with it. They did bloodwork, took a couple of x-rays and took a sample of the discharge to view under the microscope. Our girl was dx'd with open pyo. The x-rays clearly showed the engorged uterus. They did the emergency spay surgery this afternoon and our dog came through just fine. She did so well, instead of keeping her overnight as planned, they actually allowed her to come on home. I
am so grateful to have found the info here, as I truly believe the doses of manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c helped strengthen her for the surgery and I feel it could continue to work in conjunction with her current treatment, to help enhance the healing process. Many thanks to whoever came up with this formula and best of wishes to those going through this with their beloved pets. Pyometra is a nasty and scary thing!
Hello! I want to thank you for your post on remedies for pyometra! Our pug/Yorkie mix was diagnosed with pyometra and given only a couple of days to live without emergency surgery. Even then my vet was doubtful she would survive. I scoured the internet and found your website and gave her the exact doses recommended. I also included organic bone broth and cooked chicken with the medicine. She gobbled it right up. The other doses I would give to her I put in a syringe mixed with a little bit of bone broth to help liquefy it a bit. In 3 days she was up on her feet, eating, drinking and being her normal playful self!!! I could not believe it!! I did continue to give her the recommended doses for almost 10 days but reduced them down from 4 times a day to 3 then to once in the morning and once in the evening. Thanks again for this post. I will be sharing about my experience and about your website on my blog for sure!! Sincerely, Jessica G.
My 10lb, 13 y/o bichipoo suddenly developed signs of closed pyometra. She did not get up out of bed to watch me get ready for work and declined her daily walk and food. Her nose was very warm and dry, she was vomiting and her tummy was beginning to extend. I went to Sprouts and bought Manuka Doctor 24+ Bioactive Manuka Honey, Mega Food Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder (with Tart cherry and Black pepper), Signature Care (Safeway Brand) Chewable Vitamin C tablets 500 mg, Boiron Arsenicum Album pellets, and concentrate Trace Minerals Drops and one bottle of plain Pedialyte.
I ground up two vitamin c tabs in my mortar and pestle, added two 1/8 teaspoons of turmeric powder, the 3/4 teaspoon of Manuka honey and added 1 tablespoon of pedialyte and mixed in a condiment glass bowl until smooth. The trace mineral drops were to recharge the pedialyte after opening as Pedialyte loses it potency after two days of opening and not used.
I administered the full amount via oral syringe. I gave her one pellet of arsenicum 1 hour after the oral solution. I administered oral solution and single pellet 2x a day. We are on day 2- her nose is wet again, her tummy back down and she is eating and running around playing with her sister. We are going to continue the treatment for at least another 3 days. I am going to pay to have her fixed soon as I can before her next heat cycle. This was the first time in her 13 years that this has happened even though she has never been bred. I wouldn't be able to see her go through this again as I know next time we might not be so lucky. But thank you to Earth Clinic and all the contributors here who share their knowledge and experience. You saved Twinkie!
My dog was not able to walk and she had a lump on her neck. I took her to the vet and they said her uterus was infected and that she had lymphoma cancer. Brought her home so everyone could say their goodbyes. I looked up natural cures for the uterus infection (pyometra). This Earth Clinic page showed to give them honey turmeric and vitamin C. I did that for a week and now she is running around like a whole new dog! The knot is even gone on her neck. I am not saying the cancer is gone but the knot could have been from the infection.
I am so grateful for your web page. Thanks to your posts my 14 year Old Japanese Akita has escaped been put to sleep by two vets and is now fit and healthy again. Thanks to vitamin c, turmeric and manuka honey. Thank you so very much we suffered for 8 weeks with an open pyometra and within a week of taking the above she started to eat, walk and put her weight back on. She is now back on walks with her brother who is also a Japanese Akita aged 12. Thank you again xx
About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I noticed a purulent discharge coming from my dogs lady part. Her name is Dazzle and she is a 12 yr old Boxer. At first I thought she was starting her season because I noticed a few drops of blood. Then within a few days she just seemed off. Not eating much but still eating, super clingy, really tired, frequent urination and heavy panting. Then all of a sudden we noticed a thick yellow/white discharge. I scoured the Internet in search of what this may be. (As it was a Sunday and local vets are closed, and ER vets here cost an arm & a leg) Long story short, after a vet visit and an estimated cost of 3k we knew it was Pyrometra. So after many hours last Monday again scouting the Internet, I found this page. Thank god! I decided to use the following method,
Dazzle is about 40lb's so this is the dosage I used,
- 1/8 tspn of Sodium Ascorbate
- 1/4 tspn Turmeric
- 1 1/2 tspn of 16+ Manuka Honey
The 1st day of treatment I was aggressive giving Dazzle this 5x's a day, the next day I went down to 4x's a day and then finally 3x's a day. It's now 1 week later and my girl is just about back to herself. She is again eating, barking, and again playing with her brother and sister. She is still leaking a bit but it has majorally diminished. And the color of the discharge has lightened up. And the texture is now more watery vs thick/stringy.
I want to give a big heart felt thank you from my fur baby and myself to all of of you who have posted your reviews and treatment options. I was feeling so desperate. No one should ever have to choose between paying their bills and caring for their pet.
Fast!! Manuka honey works just like antibiotics but only in strong strength:
First I must thank the writer and all the feedbacks on this post, without all the positive feedbacks here I might not have tried this natural remedy.
My female dachshund is 14 years old and she was spayed at young age. She had Open Pyo 3 years ago with clear bacteria discharge, my vet did a surgery to remove excessive remnents inside her belly. But last year, the discharge came back, it was never serious, discharge was clear, no foul smell, and dog seemed happy and normal. Culture was done and due to the old age, we tried to cure her with antibiotics. She had antibiotics for 6 months, condition got better but the infection/discharge only reduced but never completely eliminated. Vet said it was not healthy to take anymore antibiotics and she recommended surgery to open up and clear up the infection again.
That was the time I did research online and I came across this post. I went to buy UMF15+ Manuka Honey, Tumeric, and Vitamin C tablets. I fed my dog based on the dosage recommended on this post. A week had passed and no improvement. So I decided to go ahead with the surgery. Luckily the surgery went well, ANY remaining female organs (that were carrying the pus) were removed. No more discharge for 2 months.
But last week discharge came back!! It was quite a lot with slight brown tint color. I thought how could that happen when there was only very minimal organ left?? It's Chinese New Year holiday in my country and my vet is on leave. My dog would have to wait 5 days before my vet could see me. So I decided to try Manuka Honey again, at least for these few days hoping the infection wouldn't get worse before the holiday ends.
So I went to buy UMF 20+ Manuka Honey this time (yeah expensive). My dog weighs around 10 lbs, I feed her around 1/3 teaspoon each time, 3 times a day, also 1/2 tablet of 1000mg Vitamin C two times a day. Then miracle happened!! After 3 days, all discharge were cleared!!! Wow the effect was so fast it was just like antibiotic - except it was all natural! It was even better than antibiotics as she had them for 6 months and they didn't clear up the infection. Now I cancelled my vet appointment and I'll keep feeding her the same dosage until the entire 500g bottle of manuka honey is finished. Then maybe I'll just feed her 1/3 teaspoon once each day thereafter.
So why didn't it work the first time?? Well, to get fast and significant medical result, I think you really need UMF20+ strength, made in New Zealand (I heard Australian made is less effective) ones. Lower strength might still do the work but it may take longer time so you may end up with similar cost and your dog will suffer longer. Don't buy the brand "Manuka Doctor" as I read on amazon their strength/rating is NOT UMF/MGO official ratings which is very misleading. Buy a brand that is licensed in New Zealand, you can search the brand here http://www.umf.org.nz/ to find out if it's a legitimate honey farm.
And if the infection is serious such as a close Pyo then you better go see a doctor immediately.
Your posts have given me hope.
My dog has suspected open pyo she is 12 years old and told surgery plus cosr £2000 which my insurance will not authorise. Surgery would possibly kill her. She had a week of antibiotics which appear to have worked I have now started this treatment she is 22kg so 48lbs is this dose right?
She loves it licks of off the spoon
- 1 tsp Manuka Honey UNF 10+
- 1/4 tsp turmeric 100%
- 2000mg of Vitamin C (ACID ASCORBANATE)100%
She is getting better pus went clear and now stopped, she is barking coming upstairs to bed at night and even jumping up on my legs (not done for years) we too have nothing to loose she is eating well heR gums are pink and even excited for walks again.
I wanted to know how long to carry on for and what would be a maintenance dose and frequency to make sure I keep this at bay as she is too old to be spayed.
Thank you so much for this post to help me help her.
My dog (pitbull/lab) 11 years old was diagnosed with pyometra about 3 months ago. We noticed it when she kept bleeding and it kept getting worse. A week before everything she stopped eating and it seemed sick, but we thought it was the food. When the pyometra finally got to her body, we took her to a vet with an emergency visit and the doctor gave us a 50/50 choice. Surgery or antibiotics, of course we couldn't do the surgery and also, being 11 years old we didn't know how her body would react. Luckily by miracle, the antibiotics helped her and within 3 days she was eating. It was a lot of work and cleaning of the yard, but we managed and she got better..
Recently she once again drinking more water and was releasing mucous, but this time it was pink and not as excessive. surprisingly she still ate and had energy. I came on this website and followed the guidelines of Manuka, Turmic and Vit. C 3x a day and it has helped her a lot. She not only had a lot more energy than before, but she had less mucous and it's more clear. She still eats and believes she's getting extra in her food, so it was never a hassle to give it to her.
Luckily we caught it before it got worse, but I will continue to give her the Manuka, but. C and turmic, but 2x a day since it is harder for us to give it to her mid day.
To who ever I owe a thank you to, I am grateful for this website. It had saved us from letting our dog get sick and feeling such pain. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Thank you so much! My English bulldog was sick and I didn't realize it (we were in the middle of moving, and had just arrived to our new home states away). I though maybe she was just depressed because she is an older girl at almost 10. She had just finished her cycle 2 weeks prior. I noticed she was drinking a lot and then started to have a weird colored bloody discharge. I had no idea what was wrong! I knew I could not afford $1200 for a surgery and did not want to put her through that right now, but wanted her to be well at the same time. I payed in her crate with her all night searching for answers and I knew when I saw the symptoms that's what she had.
Thankfully I ran across your site and first thing when the health food store opened I bought her the highest quality of this combination I could find! I gave her 5 doses today along with some arnica pills, and she is sleeping soundly after eating a whole bowl of dog food. I can tell she already feels better and very little discharge. I kept her clean all night (it bothered her to be bleeding and tried to clean herself) she is too thick to lick herself so I cleaned her with a warm cloth and kept clean towels under her. I found administering the meds in a piece of turkey was perfect! She swollowed it right down! I'm so amazed how this works! Thank you for saving my Lucy girl!
Method of Delivery,
For my dog I had great success mixing turmeric, powdered vitamin C, and some Ceylon cinnamon with extra virgin olive oil. Then mixing Manuka honey with that on a saucer. After dabbing my fingers for her to lick, the saucer was cleaned willingly.
I recently read the post and did research on pyometra on female dogs who go into estrus cycle and came across your article regarding manuka honey, tumeric and vitamin C. My dog is 13 years old and developed what appeared to be open pyometra and found the recommended homeopathic treatment after researching the options. I was fortunate that she had open and not closed pyometra and it appears after 2 weeks that she has recovered but I will need to keep her on a vitamin C treatment. Thought you might like to know that it worked. That still doesn't resolve the problem that she's 13 and has it been spayed.
I appreciate the information shared and I will continue to monitor the website and submit articles as needed. I am a former Healthcare professional by trade and I Hobby in entomology for relaxation.
Belle Vernon, Pa
Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra
This worked wonders for my dog! She's a 9 yr old Chihuahua and this remedy healed her infection in about 1 1/2 weeks. I will continue to give her the treatment for another month to make sure it clears every thing up. But she is a new dog now without any pain or discharge. Thanks so much for posting this method! I will add that I decreased the amount of turmeric a little because it seemed to upset her stomach. Once I decreased the amount a small amount she's had no problem.
Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C for Open Pyometra
Last night around 9 our Bulldog started to bleed but not the typical way she would she she would go into heat. In fact her last heat was only 8 weeks ago. We took her into the 24 hrs emergency as it was starting to get out of control quite rapidly and I could tell by feeling her ears that she had a fever. Throughout all this she acted like the same old Molly!
Anyways, after our meeting with the Dr.it turns out it is Pyometra. Now, with our dog, we cannot have her go surgery (or she would have been spayed LONGG ago)
She has too many health concerns already and specialists fear that she would die on the table from lack of oxygen due to her small trachea, large tongue and jaw issues.
We came home with 14 days of antibiotics and then came across your site-THANK YOU! I went and bough everything needed to concoct this paste and have administered it 3 times already today. She is having much less fluid today and the foul odor has left..thank goodness.
Fingers crossed this is not where her story ends! She is a true fighter and we will fight for her! Thank you for this forum...It has been extremely helpful!
Stony Brook, Ny
Pyometra: I want to thank you for this site, I used vitamin c, turmeric, manuka honey and kefir. The infection has slowed down and my dog has begun to come back to life, she had a coughing, sneezing, gaggin and runny nose, she has gotten much better over 9 days, I also checked her breathing and at rest now it is 28 breaths per minute. Thanks for the wonderful helpful advice
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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)
- 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!
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.
Kharsundi, Maharashtra, India.
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.
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:-)
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 ðŸ˜ƒ