09-06-2018, 10:33 PM
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To treat ill 16 yo dog?
My sweet old lady toy poodle is not doing well and I have some hard decisions to make and would like your input. Please!
Just last night my dog became weak, throwing up, and had discharge from her rear. Fast forward to the vet visit this morning where he diagnosed her with open pyometra (seriously infected uterus).
Unfortunately, then came the talk of putting her down or treatment. She is healthy considering her age until yesterday. So I did opt for treatment; steroids and antibiotics. My understanding is the hope is she would improve enough with that treatment to then be spayed to cure her. Obviously the concern is her age, and now status of health, can she even survive the surgery??? Should I be that aggressive and possibly putting more pain? And btw, she has not made much progress with the treatment so far, but on the bright side not any worse! Help!!!!!!
On another note, I thought my dog had been spayed this entire time. I got her from a humane society 10 years ago! And yes, I am familiar with female dogs going ito heat and she never had any of the signs. WTH?