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my 10yr old rough collie came off being in season 6 days ago

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my 10yr old rough collie came off being in season 6 days ago (it was a very heavy one lasting 2 weeks) for nearly 4 days now she has refused to eat anything i try to give. she has been sick a coule of times this being yellow and her toilet is quite runny. She is drinking normal and manages to keep this down. a couple of hours ago she has started snuffling as though she has a blocked nose. it is late sunday evening and i'm not sure whether to call the vet. please help advice. her jabs are all up to date. many thanks
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Is she drinking more water than normal?

What color are the gums and insides of the lower eyelids?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

drinking a little more. eyes quite red and runny gums pink

In a dog this age I would be very concerned about a uterine infection. They are not uncommon in older intact females and they usually occur right after a heat cycle. Lethargy, increased water intake, loss of appetite and anemia are common symptoms of infection. I would definitely have the dog examined as soon as possible. A radiograph of the abdomen will likely be needed. If there is an infection, surgery will likely be needed.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

she has just been outside and her urine is very strong and darkish. shall i try and take a sample? will this help the vet?

If you can get a clean sample it may indeed be helpful. Collect it in a plastic or glass container and keep it in the refrigerated until you take it to your vet.
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