What is Pyometra?

image of pyometra in dogs.

Pyometra is an infection of the uterus in dogs, resulting from a buildup of mucus and tissue debris. It is seen most commonly in dogs that are coming into or out of heat, and is caused by changes to the hormones that stimulate the production and maintenance of the uterine lining. Pyometra is a potentially…

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Pyometra- Why Spay Before 1st Heat Cycle?

Pyometra or pyometrea is a uterine infection, most commonly found in unaltered female dogs.   It is a secondary infection that occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the uterus, also known as the womb, where a foetus develops.

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What is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a female hormone (common in most mammals), of which the production is unique during the estrous (heat) cycle of  female dogs. The early rise of progesterone during estrus is from the luteinized follicles (A yellow mass of cells that forms from an ovarian follicle during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle in mammals; it secretes steroid hormones. ) of the ovaries and can be used in breeding management.

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