How to know if my dog has a pyrometer
One of the most serious and common diseases in dogs of advanced age is the canine pyometra . It is very important to treat the disease early because it acts very quickly and is usually fatal if left untreated. To detect it in time, it is essential to know what the disease consists of and to know the symptoms that the pyometra can produce in a bitch. If you notice that lately your dog is more decayed than normal or urinates more than necessary, she may be sick and you should take her immediately to the vet. To discover how to know if your dog has a pyramid, in this article we give you the base to identify it quickly.
What is the canine pyometra?
The canine pyometra is a bacterial disease that affects the female reproductive system, which is why it only occurs in bitches. This disease consists of a severe infection of the uterus, caused by the intrusion and colonization of bacteria. This infection ends with the production of a large amount of pus . Infection of the uterus can result in an open-neck or closed-neck pyometra. In the first case, the pus will be expelled through the vagina, in the second, when closed, the secretion of pus that is taking place inside the uterus will not be able to leave.
The pyometra can also be produced in cats, but it is less usual. Accustomed to appear in bitches that exceed 6 years of life, although there is also a minimum percentage of young females sick of canine pyometra. It is very important to know the possible diseases of bitches to detect them as soon as possible.
How is the pyrometer produced in bitches?
The canine pyrographer usually appears in the right - handed phase of the bitches' zeal. What is the right-handed? The right-handed is the cycle that occurs right after the heat. Once this point is clarified, how is the pyrometer produced? When bitches are in the period of heat, the cervix opens and bacteria can easily enter through the vagina. Once the heat is over, the right-handed phase begins and this is when the cervix closes again, leaving the bacteria inside. Remember that heat produces a large discharge of progesterone in bitches and, once finished, can cause some changes in their anatomical structure, such as hormonal imbalances. These changes make the uterus of the bitch in the perfect habitat for the development of bacteria . Since colonization takes time, the canine pyometra usually shows the first symptoms after two months of its onset (after the last heat).
Hormonal changes usually occur in bitches who have taken some type of contraceptive, either orally or intravenously, of advanced age, with irregular jealousies or females suffering from very frequent psychological pregnancies. This type of bitches are the ones that are more likely to get this disease.
Symptoms of the canine pyrometer
Once your dog has contracted the disease of the canine pyometra, it will begin to present a series of symptoms that you must detect in order to take it quickly to the veterinarian. The symptoms of this disease are usually:
- Vaginal discharge of pus and, in the most severe cases, accompanied by blood
- Loss of appetite
- Decay of mood
- Lick the area of the vagina continuously
- Drink lots of water
- Excessive urination
- Vomiting and diarrhea
If your dog suffers any of these symptoms, do not hesitate to take it to the veterinarian for a full review, because, if the canine pyrometer is not treated in time, it is a deadly disease. In open-throated pyometra the bitch does not stop licking the area of the vagina due to the secretion of pus. In closed neck, other symptoms are more common, since the non-expulsion of pus considerably increases the discomfort of the dog.
In the most serious cases, the pyometra can develop other diseases in the bitch, such as renal inefficiency.