Lady, a 13-year-old Chihuahua, started vomiting and her pet parents were very worried about her and went to the emergency department of SAGE Veterinary Centers Redwood City. Upon a quick scan by ultrasound, they noted an enlarged uterus and she had a fever – the immediate diagnosis was pyometra (infected uterus) and surgery was indicated. While she might be the first “Lady” that SAGE Compassion for Animals has funded, she certainly isn’t the first female dog diagnosed with pyometra. This is one of the most common surgeries we fund because it is a very common occurrence in dogs that are not spayed – with one of the most common reasons being the cost for some families. Luckily, Lady’s parents and SAGE Veterinary Centers reached out to SAGEC4A and we provided the funding for the surgery. Despite being a senior, Lady made it through surgery just fine and is at home recovering!