Sometimes life just gets in your way, steps into your path with flailing arms, screaming, and you can't ignore it.Please forgive my absence.I feel strongly about sharing something with all pet owners out there. My 9 year old female golden retriever, Bella, started to have trouble with her back legs but since she had started blood pressure and seizure meds only a few months prior, I attributed it to her body handling and adjusting to the medication. I also attributed her mushiness to the meds. One night she didn't eat her dinner, one night turned into two and warning bells went off. I made an appointment with my vet for that coming Saturday. The night before the appointment she had an accident in the house, something she hasn't done since she was house broken as a puppy. I had a bad feeling. My vet, who is fantastic, examined her and said he believed Bella had something called Pyometra. To make things harder, it was Memorial Day Weekend. My vet sent me straight to NJ, where they were staffed to handle emergency surgery. The vet in NJ took Bella into surgery right away. She was officially diagnosed with closed Pyometra. Her uterus was so full of pus; it could've burst at any moment. Horrible, scary! To say I am grateful we made it in time, just doesn't even come close to covering the truth of my heart. It's been a month now and she is doing great. Her nine-inch booboo is healing nicely and she's back to her old silly, funny, sweet, demanding self.Pyometra is an infection in the uterus. If your pet is not spayed, they could fall prey to this disease. There are two types of Pyometra, open and closed. The closed type has no symptoms! This disease is sudden and if left untreated, deadly. Ask your vet about it, do some research and get the facts!