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Post  Miss Pit on 5/23/2011, 7:33 pm

Have they done a spay on her yet? I've only had experience with a cat and by the time she was pulled from animal control,all we could do was euthanise her. the vet said the infection had spread through out her body:(

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Post  northernwitch on 5/23/2011, 7:41 pm

Miss Pit wrote:Have they done a spay on her yet? I've only had experience with a cat and by the time she was pulled from animal control,all we could do was euthanise her. the vet said the infection had spread through out her body:(

Trish
Are you thinking of pyometra, Trish? Uterine infection?

Pyoderma is a skin infection.

Donna--here's a pretty decent link on it. I've not dealt with a severe case of it.

http://www.vet.utk.edu/dermvet/pyoderma.php
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Post  Miss Pit on 5/23/2011, 7:55 pm

northernwitch wrote:
Miss Pit wrote:Have they done a spay on her yet? I've only had experience with a cat and by the time she was pulled from animal control,all we could do was euthanise her. the vet said the infection had spread through out her body:(

Trish
Are you thinking of pyometra, Trish? Uterine infection?

Pyoderma is a skin infection.

Donna--here's a pretty decent link on it. I've not dealt with a severe case of it.


YES!!! All I read was pyo and went to check why the dogs were so quiet. Just ignore my advice Donna and read what Blanche has posted ashamed rofl rofl Have i mentioned I should also be using reading glasses on top of me wearing contacts?

Thank you for catching my blunder!

Trish


http://www.vet.utk.edu/dermvet/pyoderma.php

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Post  northernwitch on 5/23/2011, 8:21 pm

Most likely it isn't contagious, Donna, but that will depend on what is causing it. Are they sure it's pyoderma and not something else? I'll post some info on pyoderma in a separate post.
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Post  northernwitch on 5/23/2011, 8:42 pm

She's darn cute. Poor little muffin. And that poor girl on the left just breaks my heart.
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Post  Saira on 5/23/2011, 8:48 pm

I don't have any experience with it, but just wanted to chime and say how much that picture breaks my heart. All the puppy mill dogs look so broken. I'm so glad they will go to good homes!!
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Post  Mel on 5/23/2011, 10:09 pm

they do look so sad! I can't wait to see the "after" pics.
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Post  Renee on 5/23/2011, 11:51 pm

Saira wrote:I don't have any experience with it, but just wanted to chime and say how much that picture breaks my heart. All the puppy mill dogs look so broken. I'm so glad they will go to good homes!!

Ditto this. So glad these angels have a new chance!
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Post  pugpillow on 5/25/2011, 10:01 pm

I've had all kinds of experience with pyoderma - it is very common in dogs, especially pugs, and in my experience is mostly associated with yeast/allergy problems. It can be dealt with. Pyometra, on the other hand is extremely emergent and life-threatening. We had one rescue rushed straight from the previous owner into waiting surgery in horrendous driving conditions; we didn't think she would even make the drive but the transporter was willing to take the chance in that horrible weather. The pug did survive the trip, the surgery went well and she came through with flying colours and went on to be adopted. But it gave Blanche and me and a few others some more grey hairs that day.
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Post  Snifter&Toddy on 5/26/2011, 3:51 am

Moist pyoderma is another term for hotspots.

We struggled with those for the longest time with Snifter but a change of diet sorted him in the end.

Treatment was oral antibiotics plus a topical gel.

Not sure if there are different kinds of pyoderma.
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Post  pugpillow on 5/26/2011, 6:02 am

Some info on pyoderma: http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/pyoderma-in-dogs.html
It even has a picture of a pug beside the write-up.
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Post  pugpillow on 5/26/2011, 7:55 am

Donna wrote:Sorry, I meant what is pyometra?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyometra

It's a very nasty bacterial infection in the uterus in intact females which can progress to the point that the cervix closes and the infection is unable to drain. It can be deadly very quickly.
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