PSA from Rosie! Rosie would like everyone to know to please spay and neuter. Rosie was rushed to our partners at @vergbrooklyn when her family noticed she was lethargic, and had no appetite.
Her medical team quickly diagnosed her with a pyometra (an infected uterus) This is a very serious condition and if left untreated will likely cause death.
Rosie would need emergency surgery. Emergency surgeries are expensive and require immediate attention. Rosie’s family was unable to cover the full cost of this so reached out to Positive Tails and we were able to help.
Pyometras are 100% avoidable if your dog is spayed (cats can get pyometras too) The cost of a spay surgery is a fraction of the cost of an emergency pyometra surgery. If your animal is diagnosed with a pyometra that means they have been suffering and in pain. Untreated pyometras will result in death. It is estimated that 20-25% of intact females will suffer from a pyometra before they are 10 years old.
So please take Rosie’s word for it and get your animal spayed. Rosie was very lucky. She ended up at an amazing 24 hour hospital and was able to get help with treatment…this is not the case for most animals.
We are so glad Rosie got the amazing care she deserved and that she got her family reunion, but not everyone will be as lucky as Rosie.