April 2017 – Cleo Black
Our pet of the month for April is Cleo Black, an 11 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. An appointment was booked for Cleo as she had seemed unwell. After an examination by our vet Raluca and some further blood tests, it was found that Cleo had developed a pyometra infection.
A pyometra infection is an infection of the uterus where the lining of the uterus becomes filled with pus, which in severe cases can be life threatening if the uterus ruptures. Luckily Cleo’s was found fairly early. Pyometra occurs after exposure of elevated oestrogen and progesterone levels, and is commonly seen 8-12 weeks after a female dog has finished her season.
Cleo was urgently booked in for a spay and was prescribed antibiotics to get rid of the infection. Pyometra infections are a very serious and unfortunately common illness, which is why we strongly advise to spay your dogs.
Cleo has been back to the practice for several check-ups and is making a full recovery.