What does pyometra look like in a dog? Signs of Pyometra in Pets
If your dog or cat has an open pyometra there may be a foul-smelling, white- or green-colored discharge coming from her vagina, which is the infected pus draining out. If she shows symptoms of a bloated or swollen abdomen without a discharge, she could have a closed pyometra infection.
What are the early signs of pyometra in dogs?
- Mucous or bloody vaginal discharge (may or may not be present)
- Lethargy or low energy.
- Drinking more and urinating more.
- Anorexia (decreased or absent appetite)
- Heat cycle may seem to last longer.
- Licking the vulva more than normal.
- Swollen or painful abdomen.
What does pyometra discharge look like? A pyometra can be ‘open’ or ‘closed’. In an open pyometra the pus discharges out of the vagina – as seen by a yellow, green or red/brown copious discharge from the vulva of the dog. The diagnosis of an open pyometra is therefore easier if there is a visible discharge.
Can you see pyometra in dogs? How is pyometra diagnosed? Dogs that are examined early in the course of the disease may have a slight vaginal discharge and show no other signs of illness. However, most dogs with pyometra are seen later in the illness.