After a routine ovariohysterectomy (spay), Mastiff Rena was sent home to recover. Over the next few weeks she began experiencing recurrent vulva prolapse. Prolapses occur when part of an organ slips forward, down, or out of its normal place in the body. After several non-surgical attempts to correct the problem, Rena was transferred to the Surgery department. From there, the surgery staff devised a plan to fix Rena’s concerns.
Once qualified for the Angel Fund, Rena had a partial vaginectomy and vagiopexy surgeries. A vaginectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the vagina of a female dog in cases such as prolapse, cancer, or tumors. A vagiopexy is a surgical technique used to permanently affix the vagina in the correct spot to avoid further complication. Combined, these surgeries fixed the prolapse concern and should prevent any further complications.
Rena recovered from the surgery well and was discharged a short time after.