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Q. I think my female is 4 weeks pregnant, but she has developed a discharge and won’t eat. What should I do?
Hi Ed, I am concerned about one of my breeding females. She was in heat the first of last month and the stud dog wasn't able to tie except for one time. This is a 4 yr old maiden bitch. After two weeks went by this bitch attacked my other bitches pups killing two of them. She has been with this other bitches pups (last yr and this yr) before without a problem. I had just went in the house to get the phone. When I returned two were dead. I know how stupid this was to let her be with the other bitch. The pups were 8 weeks. I fell guilty like hell and learned a valuable lesson with the price of two pups. I usually allowed a playtime with the dogs and pups and like I said never had a problem. Then after about 4 weeks this bitch who had killed the pups starting becoming listless and off food. It wasn't until a couple of days ago that I noticed a vaginal discharge. It isn't clear either but blood tinged and off white. It does have a slight odor, but it is not terrible. There isn't a fever. She has lost weight and looks bad. I am sure it is an infection of some kind just concerned about Pyometra. Now my question is this: Have you ever had a pregnant bitch with Pyometra? I am calling the vet in the morning but I am concerned about this vet going crazy on tests. I am treating her with Fluids 350ml BID and Complexion 250mg TID until I get her to the vet. She won't eat anything except a little hamburger and rice. She is not drinking like crazy or going to the bathroom anymore than usual. And there is no vomiting or diarrhea. Please let me know what you think. I am planning to have this bitch spayed. Although I am more concerned with the bitches health than the pups. The pups will also be sold as Pets with limited reg and spayed. But I am willing to spay this bitch pregnant or not if it is what I need to do! Thanks, Deborah

A. Take the dog to the vet. You already screwed up once by allowing a female to be with another bitch's litter. If you continue with your current course of action with this bitch she could die. Trying to find the answers to this kind of a medical problem by asking questions on the internet is gambling with your dog's life! It's your call.
  
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