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Surgical and medical treatment of pyometra
Here are your treatment options—including initial therapy. Whether you treat the condition surgically or medically depends on several factors, especially on whether the owner hopes to breed the dog.



Pyometra is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease of the canine uterus. Patients presenting with pyometra should be stabilized, and the decision whether to pursue medical management or surgical management of the uterine disease should discussed with the dog's owner. Medical management of pyometra is best performed in patients of appropriate breeding age that are reproductively valuable and free of life-threatening illnesses, including septicemia, endotoxemia, and organ dysfunction.

Brain Lucas Hamm, DVM
Jeff Dennis, DVM, DACVIM
BluePoint Specialty & Emergency Medicine for Pets
11950 W. 110th St., Suite B
Overland Park, KS 66210


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