Vet Diary - Women's Troubles
Here at the Stray Aid rescue centre, Coxhoe, we are firm believers in neutering. The main reason for this is that we see what goes wrong when this routine procedure is not performed. Apart from increasing the likelihood of the dog straying and being brought to the pound in the first place, as they often wander off with the intention of breeding, we also quite regulary see a range of tumours, fight wounds and infections.
Here we have a photograph of a normal uterus, with nice slim uterine "horns", and for comparison, the uterus of a dog that was brought to the centre with "pyometra" (pus of the womb)
Thankfully we were able to perform a hysterectomy here at the Animal Welfare Centre and she has made a full recovery. However, prevention is better than cure!
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