-Puss in the uterus
-E. coli and certain medications
-Vulvar discharge, abdominal enlargement, depression, anorexia, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, PU/PD, azotemia, shock, collapse, death.
-Ovariohysterectomy is preferred
- E. coli
- Acute: anorexia, fever, lethargy, depression, tenesmus, constipation, urethral discharge, pain the caudal abdomen, stiff gait
- Chronic: recurrent cystitis, urethral discharge, constipation (can be asymptomatic)
1. GDV: mainly affects giant breed dogs, exact cause is unknown, enlarged stomach presses on the diaphragm causing it to be difficult to breathe, it will also block venous return of blood to the posterior vena cava; clinical signs: weakness, collapse, depression, nausea; aggressive treatment for shock, alleviate distention, antibiotics, ECG monitoring, surgical correction, post-op care.
2. Gastric Neoplasia: stomach tumor is most common; CS: vomiting blood, weight loss, obstruction; treat with surgical removal, chemotherapy.