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Q. My bitch had a pyometra just under 2 weeks ago. She has not been herself since then and now been told her level of creating in her kidneys is up to 17

A. I'm assuming your dog was spayed at the time the pyometra was discovered. You did call her a "bitch" which would indicate that she is still intact but since pyometras are almost always treated surgically I'm going to assume that's what happened with your dog. If I'm wrong you can request a consult and we'll talk further.

A creatinine level of 17 is extremely high, and points to very severe kidney failure. She may have developed kidney damage as a result of the infected uterus. Regardless with a creatinine that high she needs to be treated in a hospital to improve her chances for survival. She needs fluid therapy to help her kidneys heal, and that may take several days. Her kidney values may never come completely back to normal, and you may by managing her kidney disease the rest of her life.

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

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