Pyometra is a serious infection in the uterus of female dogs. This condition occurs when the lining inside the uterus becomes infected, allowing bacteria to multiply. The infected tissue then becomes inflamed and filled with pus. This pus can release into the abdominal cavity, causing an abscess.

The most common cause of pyometra is an unspayed female dog that has not been ovariohysterectomized (spayed). If a female dog has not been spayed, she may experience a buildup of fluid in her uterus and develop pyometra; however, any female dog can develop this condition if they are exposed to certain bacterial infections or have other health problems that weaken their immune systems.

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