Monday, April 06, 2015

31 December 2014 Unexpected New Years Eve

We had other plans for New Years Eve with no expectations of sitting in the waiting area at an emergency pet hospital. Lizzie came to us unspayed and had previously given birth to puppies. She had been in season in October so our expectation was she would be spayed in early January. The night before and the morning gave us pause as she appeared to be heading into season again or was seriously ill with pyometra. A call to our vet and a description of what was happening was enough to cause concern and a referral to an emergency clinic where it would be possible for emergency surgery if needed and care over the holiday. A few hours and many dollars later at the emergency center, the vet confirmed that she was in short season. It put a long delay on spaying, but at least she was healthy.

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