Say hello to Jello, a 6-year-old Yorkie/Chihuhua mix breed dog. (For those of you who purchased a Fur Kids Foundation 2020 Pet Calendar, you probably recognize her as our December pup of the month!)
Jello’s mom could tell that something was wrong with her beloved pup, so she was rushed to the veterinarian.
Jello was an unaltered pup, meaning that she wasn’t spayed, and unfortunately that led to her to getting pyometra. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus, and is a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated promptly! This condition is often the result of hormonal changes in the reproductive tract. A dog with pyometra is an intact female who is older, and has likely just finished a heat cycle. Some pretty common signs that your dog may be ill include not want to eat, be vomiting, or be drinking a LOT of water.
According to Marcy Veterinary Clinic:
Jello's infection was so bad that it had started to damage her kidneys. After an emergency spay, Jello had to stay at the clinic a few days to be monitored. Luckily, she started to perk up and her mom was able to take her home.
Jello’s mom only receives Supplemental Security Income (Social Security), and this emergency vet visit was more than she was prepared to handle. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help.
Jello is starting to feel better, and was eating on her own, which is great news.
Fur Kids Foundation always encourages pet owners to spay and neuter their pets. For more information, please speak with your veterinarian.
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