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Table 1 Cause of death in the five bitches that died in present study

From: Closed cervix is associated with more severe illness in dogs with pyometra

Bitch no. Closed/open cervix pyometra Cause of death
1 open Euthanasia due to concomitant mammary tumours
2 open Euthanasia 20 days after surgery due to stump pyometra and severe illness
3 open Died one day after surgery due to severe septic peritonitis
4 open Died one day after surgery due to concomitant myocarditis and disseminated intravascular coagulation
5 open Died one day after surgery due to uncertain reasons and concomitant peritonitis