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On January 27th 2014 my dog whelped 11 puppies. During the whelping process she retained 6 placentas. This could potentially be deadly. I spoke with my mentor and was recommended to immediately get a dose of Oxytocin in her, which is used for this issue, it causes the dog to have a contraction to push anything remaining inside her. I could not get in touch with my regular Dr. so around 3pm on the 27th I called Lake City Animal Hospital. I told the receptionist the situation and that I needed a shot of Oxytocin. I was told to come right in, no need for an appointment. So I rushed to the clinic with my girl. Once I arrived I filled out the necessary paperwork, and to my surprise the receptionist came out and told me that and I quote, "Umm We don't actually have Oxytocin" so they sent me back to speak with the Vet (Toby G. Carmichael, DVM) So He comes in the room and proceeds to tell me that my girl will be fine, and that Oxytocin is only used in Horses, it is no longer needed for Dogs. (NOT TRUE) He proceeded to tell me that he has over 21 years experience and that she will be just fine. Not to worry. So I left and took her home thinking that I was over reacting and that she would be fine. I was to follow up with my vet the next day. Well less than 8 hours later I wake and my girl cannot move, SHE WAS SO WEAK AND COULD BARELY LIFT HER HEAD. Sure enough she had develop Mertritis.
(Metritis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the uterus. This uterine disease is similar to pyometra but it has some differences. Unlike pyometra, metritis is most often a bacterial uterine infection that develops in the immediate post partum (after giving birth) period and occasionally after abortion or breeding. It is most often associated with retained fetuses or placentas.

What to Watch For

Fever
Dehydration
Depression
Decreased appetite
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fast heart rate
Vulvar discharge)

She was so weak she was laying on 2 puppies and could not move, THEY WERE DEAD...AND I WAS ABOUT TO LOSE MY GIRL TOO. So I rushed her and 9 puppies to the ER on Tuesday Morning, spent every penny I had to get her stable then transferred her and 9 puppies to my Vet in Sandy Springs, where we ended up stuck there for 38 hours due to the Ice Storm. Every one is Doing well now. Just felt that people need to know about this incident before choosing to come to Lake City Animal Clinic

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On January 27th 2014 my dog whelped 11 puppies. During the whelping process she retained 6 placentas. This could potentially be deadly. I spoke with my mentor and was recommended to immediately get a dose of Oxytocin in her, which is used for this issue, it causes the dog to have a contraction to push anything remaining inside her. I could not get in touch with my regular Dr. so around 3pm on the 27th I called Lake City Animal Hospital. I told the receptionist the situation and that I needed a shot of Oxytocin. I was told to come right in, no need for an appointment. So I rushed to the clinic with my girl. Once I arrived I filled out the necessary paperwork, and to my surprise the receptionist came out and told me that and I quote, "Umm We don't actually have Oxytocin" so they sent me back to speak with the Vet (Toby G. Carmichael, DVM) So He comes in the room and proceeds to tell me that my girl will be fine, and that Oxytocin is only used in Horses, it is no longer needed for Dogs. (NOT TRUE) He proceeded to tell me that he has over 21 years experience and that she will be just fine. Not to worry. So I left and took her home thinking that I was over reacting and that she would be fine. I was to follow up with my vet the next day. Well less than 8 hours later I wake and my girl cannot move, SHE WAS SO WEAK AND COULD BARELY LIFT HER HEAD. Sure enough she had develop Mertritis.
(Metritis is the medical term used to describe inflammation of the uterus. This uterine disease is similar to pyometra but it has some differences. Unlike pyometra, metritis is most often a bacterial uterine infection that develops in the immediate post partum (after giving birth) period and occasionally after abortion or breeding. It is most often associated with retained fetuses or placentas.

What to Watch For

Fever
Dehydration
Depression
Decreased appetite
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fast heart rate
Vulvar discharge)

She was so weak she was laying on 2 puppies and could not move, THEY WERE DEAD...AND I WAS ABOUT TO LOSE MY GIRL TOO. So I rushed her and 9 puppies to the ER on Tuesday Morning, spent every penny I had to get her stable then transferred her and 9 puppies to my Vet in Sandy Springs, where we ended up stuck there for 38 hours due to the Ice Storm. Every one is Doing well now. Just felt that people need to know about this incident before choosing to come to Lake City Animal Clinic

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