Parvo and Pyometra.....what they have in common . Part 2

Today was an especially quiet day, and boy! I needed a break. Back to what these two conditions have in common: Both are life threatening emergencies, but so are a few other crises that happen to our pets. The important thing to know about Pyo and Parvo is that they are both totally preventable. A spayed dog no longer has a uterus and pyometra is an infection in the uterus.There are two kinds: open and closed, closed being more critical because it can rupture within the dog and lead to peritonitis. No uterus, no pyometra. Spay young and avoid an expensive, emergency surgery in the future. Parvo, whicih was recognized, or maybe never existed before the late 1970's is like old fashioned ca

Pyometra and Parvo: what is the connection

Just spoke with a disabled woman whose 8 year old Rat Terrier had emergency surgery for pyometra (infected uterus) yesterday. She has had the dog since it was 8 weeks old. The woman has no money so the vet hospital said she would have to sign the dog over to them for them to do the surgery, and then they will re-home the dog. PLUS she can have the dog back if she comes up with half the $1500 fee. In a way, I don't blame the vet. Everyone wants free service or a payment plan. From experience, I know few people ever keep their word. They will say anything in times of distress...but I think of the animal first and gamble that the people will be sincere and will make an effort to 'pay it forwa

A sad week at Pet Assistance, Inc.

It's been a very stressful week at Pet Assistance. Several of the animals we helped did not "make it" despite our contribution towards their care. Other pet owners could never raise enough money to get their pet the emergency care they needed. My heart goes out to the people who had to watch their pet die a painful death at home, all because no vet would take on the case without $1500 up front! Maybe the dog wouldn't have 'made it' anyhow.....but at least let it have a pain free death. By the time pet owners call us for help they have already used up all their personal resources. One or two people over the years have taken advantage of our services, but at least their pets lived. Always a f

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