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Dr Draper or anyone with any ideas..
shania09 posted:
My father in law's German Shepard has noit been feeling well in the last few day. She hasn't been eating, not pooping, she is whining and bleeding from her vagina, and I do not think she is in heat cause she already was approx 3 weeks a ago. She is drinking ok, peeing, checked her circulation and her belly doesn't feel hard to the touch. Any ideas of what maybe going on??
Violets_are_Blue responded:
I assume she's not spayed as you said she was in heat a bit ago. A sick, intact female dog with bleeding from the vulva that was in heat a bit ago but not pregnant is suspicious of a pyometra (infected uterus). This can be a life threatening disease so please have her seen by a vet as soon as you are able to. What they will look for is a very high white blood cell count (run with blood work) or they may do x-rays or an ultrasound to look at the uterus. The only extremely effective treatment is essentially spaying her so getting her in as early in the day as possible will make it easier on everyone involved.


William Draper, DVM, better known as "Dr. Will," is a well-known small animal practitioner in the Atlanta, GA area. He grew up in Inglewood,...More

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