On New Year’s Day, Sandy’s mom was in a panic. Sandy had a bloated stomach, wouldn’t eat, and was acting lethargic. There was clearly something wrong with her little girl. She called Gateway Pet Guardians, and after visiting, we scheduled an appointment at our partner veterinarian, Hillside Animal Hospital.

Sandy was a very sick pup. She was diagnosed with pyometra, which is an infection in the uterus. It is a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated promptly and aggressively. It happens most often with unaltered middle-aged to senior dogs. She had a guarded prognosis, but the vet performed an emergency spay surgery to remove her uterus.

The next day, Sandy was a whole new dog. She fully recovered from her surgery, and returned home to her mama and doggy sister who were eager to see her!

Pyometra is a deadly, but very preventable illness. As soon as Sandy returned home, her mom signed her other dog, Angel up for spay surgery. There was no way she was going to go through that again! Now, both Sandy and Angel are spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped–and living happily ever after with their mom that adores them.

Sandy (left) and Angel after Sandy returned home from surgery.

Our East Side Pet Crisis Fund helps keep families whole. Many of the residents we aid with this fund have nowhere else to turn. But we can only help when funds are available. With your help, we can make a difference by keeping pets with their loving owners and out of area shelters. Donate today!

This story was made possible thanks to our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, our veterinary partner Hillside Animal Hospital, and financial support from supporters like you!