Pyometra What is it? Can it be prevented?

The biometric should be diagnosed and treated quickly; otherwise, it could cause the animal’s death.

There are two types of pyometra :

  • Open: in this type of biometric, flow and pus can be ejected to the outside through the cervix. They are less severe and more comfortable to cure.
  • Closed: In this type, the cervix is closed and does not allow the uterus to drain out the infection. If not diagnosed early and pus continues to accumulate harmful substances, and there comes the point where it may break in the abdominal cavity and produce peritonitis.

Why biometric occur?

The causes of pyometra are not known for sure. Pyometra is a secondary bacterial infection of the uterus. This infection may be caused, for example, by a metabolic disorder of progesterone. These alterations may cause ovarian cysts to form and flow increases, leading to a favorable environment for bacterial colonization.

What symptoms show animals with pyometra?

The symptoms are often nonspecific piometras. Animals can begin to show a lack of appetite and lack of appetite. Sometimes there may be a fever.

Other symptoms can occur, such as:

  • Lamido of the vaginal area.
  • Abnormal color of the vulva.
  • Pus secretion reddish or yellowish and smelly by the vulva (in the case of open biometric).
  • Polyuria-polydipsia (drink more water and urinate more).

Pyometra if not diagnosed and progresses, symptoms may develop and present:

  • High fever.
  • Lethargy.
  • Swelling of the abdomen.
  • Vomiting and diarrhea.

How can I treat pyometra?

If you detect any of these symptoms, we must bring our pet to the vet urgently.

Usually, the diagnosis is based on clinical and ultrasound or x-ray examination. Sometimes a blood test is needed to see the general condition of the patient.

Treatment can be done in two ways:

  • Drug treatment: based on prostaglandins and antibiotics. It is not the recommended option and is only given in cases of open pyometra that are not very advanced.
  • Surgical treatment: usually, the treatment of choice biometric both open and closed. It involves removal of the uterus, preventing other future biometric.

If this disease is not treated early, you can trigger the death of the animal.

Can it be prevented?

The answer to this question is yes. Prevention method is sterilization excellence, 100% effective.

Sterilizing your pet can prevent this disease suffer. Sterilization is surgery in which ovaries and uterus (ovariohysterectomy) are removed. Performing this surgery, having no uterus, can not produce this problem. If also do early sterilization in young females also decreases the likelihood of breast tumors.

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