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Missy (14 ) has been on ppa for a couple weeks. Urine was checked before staring ppa..no infection. Then she was trated for vaginitis. Now she has mucous left after she goes. I am cleaning her with a baby wipe. Will call my vet when she is in tomorrow. Can this have anything to do with PPA? I am thinking infection..but just wasn't sure if it could be a side effect,

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It may be incontinence-related, but it's not worth the risk. There is a serious, life-threatening condition which occurs in older spayed females (usually older, anyway) where the uterus fills up with pus. It's called pyometra, or 'pyo' for short. If she's affected, the sooner you catch it the better. If you leave it until the discharge is thick and pure pus, her chances of survival would be around 50-50. Is she drinking more than usual? If so, that's another symptom.

 

Personally, any unusual discharge from an older girl and she'd be at the vet's so fast her paws wouldn't touch the floor. Maybe I'm a tad paranoid on this one, but I've assisted at pyo ops and seen what can happen. They can get very, very ill, very fast.

 

Edited to add, it can also be due to an infection in the kidneys, which would also need prompt treatment, especially in a 14yr old.

 

I hope it's neither. Good luck! :)

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I'd have your vet take a look but it's probably just a little dermatitis in that area (brownish crusties in appearance). Vet can give you some ointment to help with that. Keeping her clean as you're doing is a help.

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It may be incontinence-related, but it's not worth the risk. There is a serious, life-threatening condition which occurs in older spayed females (usually older, anyway) where the uterus fills up with pus. It's called pyometra, or 'pyo' for short. If she's affected, the sooner you catch it the better. If you leave it until the discharge is thick and pure pus, her chances of survival would be around 50-50. Is she drinking more than usual? If so, that's another symptom.

 

Personally, any unusual discharge from an older girl and she'd be at the vet's so fast her paws wouldn't touch the floor. Maybe I'm a tad paranoid on this one, but I've assisted at pyo ops and seen what can happen. They can get very, very ill, very fast.

 

Edited to add, it can also be due to an infection in the kidneys, which would also need prompt treatment, especially in a 14yr old.

 

I hope it's neither. Good luck! :)

Here in the states the uterus is removed (hysterectomy) during the spay. There can be a stump pyo but, its unlikely.

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It may be incontinence-related, but it's not worth the risk. There is a serious, life-threatening condition which occurs in older spayed females (usually older, anyway) where the uterus fills up with pus. It's called pyometra, or 'pyo' for short. If she's affected, the sooner you catch it the better. If you leave it until the discharge is thick and pure pus, her chances of survival would be around 50-50. Is she drinking more than usual? If so, that's another symptom.

 

Personally, any unusual discharge from an older girl and she'd be at the vet's so fast her paws wouldn't touch the floor. Maybe I'm a tad paranoid on this one, but I've assisted at pyo ops and seen what can happen. They can get very, very ill, very fast.

 

Edited to add, it can also be due to an infection in the kidneys, which would also need prompt treatment, especially in a 14yr old.

 

I hope it's neither. Good luck! :)

Here in the states the uterus is removed (hysterectomy) during the spay. There can be a stump pyo but, its unlikely.

 

True, but I get twitchy with the oldies. :blush

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