Pyometra is a term used when the uterus of a female dog becomes infected and filled with fluid and bacteria. If this condition is left untreated it can lead to death through rupture of the uterus into the abdomen. Most dogs with this problem are clinically ill and require hospitalization for several days before and after surgery. Surgery is the treatment of choice and an ovariohysterectomy is performed.
The items listed below are included in the cost of the surgery and follow-up care. (Workup prior to treatment is not included in this estimate)
- Exam and diagnostic work up
- IV Catheter and fluids during hospitalization and surgery
- Premedication and induction of surgery
- Anesthesia during surgery
- Monitoring before, during or after surgery
- Pain medication before, during and after surgery
- Surgical procedure
- Intraoperative and post-operative antibiotics for surgery and hospitalization
- Hospitalization for 1-3 days following surgery including medications and treatments
- To go home meds and E-collar
- Follow-up visits to remove sutures and assess patient.
The above price includes the initial workup & diagnostics. For a more case specific estimate or for referral cases where the workup has already been performed, please call the hospital.
Individual patient needs vary during the type of surgery outlined above. There may be variances in medications and aftercare based on a patient’s weight and needs. Additional surgery may be needed. These charges can be gone over with you before they are incurred.
The higher end of the estimate is typically seen with patients that are hospitalized for longer periods of time. Complications can occur in these cases and patients may need to be hospitalized longer. Additional costs will be gone over with you if this is to occur.