Uterine infection is a serious condition in dogs, cats

August 22, 2017

Uterine infection is a serious condition in dogs, cats

Pyometra, or uterine infection, may become evident two to three months after a dog — or, rarely, a cat — has its last estrus, “and it is a true veterinary emergency,” said veterinarian Gary Brummet, chief of primary care service at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Pyometra occurs most frequently in intact dogs between 6 and 10 years old, can result in sepsis if untreated and is prevented only by spaying.

The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.) (8/21)