Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures
Rated for: German Shepherd Dog
Posted Jun. 21, 2018
Meritis shouldn't be confused with pyometra, though both are technically infection of the uterine lining, pathogenesis of the conditiont is different as is the severity. Pyometra occurs due to combination of infection and hormonal disbalance in the lack of pregnancy, while metritis is an infection of the uterine lining which occurs few days postpartum (after giving birth) and is usually treated conservatively.
Bacterial culture and sensitivity testing should be performed in every case of metritis, empirical treatment with cephalexin or amoxicillin/clavulanate is instantiated pending results. If the chosen antibiotic turns out to be effective treatment is carried out with it, if not most appropriate antibiotic, with regards to bacterial sensitivity and safety for the nursing pups is chosen. If effective antibiotics aren't safe for the pups, they should be hand reared while mother is treated.