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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a 15-yr old female terrier. She has become lethargic

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I have a 15-yr old female terrier. She has become lethargic and has not eaten in 2 1/2 days, week in the back legs and has a milky discharge from her vaginal area. She is not spayed. I finally got her to eat some cooked hamburger this evening and she is drinking some water.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the terrier will be able to digest that. What is the terrier's name?
Customer: Sachi
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sachi?
Customer: Her breathing is not what I would call normal and she has been hacking after she sneezes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Does Sachi still have noticeable heat periods? If so, do you recall when the last one ended? The milky vaginal discharge is worrisome for pyometra - an infected uterus usually associated with an endometritis seen a few weeks to a few months after a heat period.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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