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This was not the way to start out this day. We got a call begging for help for a dog with a severely prolapsed uterus. We see this a couple of times a year and it looks gross, but it doesn’t typically scare us. In this particular case, the situation was much worse than expected.
This is Pandora, who is probably not even a year old. She was found by the police at an abandoned trailer on a chain with her uterus and bladder laying on the ground:
Unfortunately, she is also pregnant and the puppies died in utero before she got to us. This case is about saving the dog’s life and we will be fortunate to do that. What you see here is the uterus and her bladder which was also prolapsed out of her body. The police are pursuing this case.
The vets tell us this is a very unusual case because the uterus turned inside out through a hole in the uterine wall and then the bladder was pulled through. This is taking some very tricky surgery to repair, but the vets believe they can save her. Still, this is what they are dealing with:
This poor girl is also emaciated, needs teeth pulled (her baby teeth are still there) and when she is better, we will repair the cherry eye she has. Despite all of this and the incredible pain she was in, she never once offered to so much as curl a lip.
This is a long recovery with weeks of daily therapy for wound care. It is also expensive. If you would like to donate to her care, you can do so here: