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Act now to help your pet
7:20am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
A BEWDLEY vets is warning pet owners of the risks of not neutering their female dogs.
Severn Edge Vets said it had seen a rise in the number of seriously ill dogs that had not been neutered, including Poppy, a pet that was rushed to the practice with an infected womb.
Jeremy Hall, of the Dog Lane vets, said: “No dog needs to go through the suffering of an infected womb. It is so easily prevented by routine neutering procedures. Spaying a healthy dog is far safer than removing an infected womb from a sick dog and spaying dogs early has lots of other benefits too.”
He added Poppy had made a full recovery due to the prompt diagnosis.
Mr Hall added: “Dogs are very prone to this condition as they have a long phase between seasons when bacteria can multiply undisturbed in their womb.
“If the condition is not seen and diagnosed promptly, the poor animal has a very poor prognosis as the toxins take their toll on the vital organs.”
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