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Recessed vulva and discharge
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Tooner · 18/05/2019 12:21

Has anyone got got any experience of this with their dog?
My girl is 10 and recently I noticed she has a recessed vulva. She is also now showing discharge around the vulva and down her leg. She also urinated on the carpet last night which is highly unusual for her.
Obviously I will be taking her to the vet but I'm hoping somebody has experienced this and what treatment entails.

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 18/05/2019 13:01

Has she been spayed?
What does the discharge look like - blood, mucus, pus...?
How is she in herself - behaving normally?

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages · 18/05/2019 13:04

Open pyometra springs to mind, though I'm not a vet. If it's a possibility, she needs to be seen by a vet TODAY as pyometra can kill. By law, all vet practices must have 24/7 cover, but it can be delivered at another site; if your practice isn't open this afternoon then out of hours contact details can usually be found on the website or answerphone message.

vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/pyometra-in-dogs

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RRJR · 18/05/2019 14:27

Is she spayed ?!

If not get her to the vets now! My last dog had pyo.. if I’d have waited a few more hours she would’ve died

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Tooner · 18/05/2019 14:57

Yes she is spayed. Discharge is yellow coloured. I have washed her with hibiscrub. Shes acting perfectly normal, eating and playful.
Will ring vets monday morning, thanks for your replies, pleased you got to the vet in time RRJR.

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Mrbay · 18/05/2019 15:00

Mine has this, I've tried lots of different things but please don't use hibi scrub as it just makes it more sore.
I've been using very diluted iodine twice a day but this hasn't helped but thrush cream seems to have done the trick so fingers crossed!
She is under vet care but we are trying everything instead of surgery

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Tooner · 18/05/2019 17:17

Thanks for the tip about hibiscrub Mrbay, why does it make it sore do you think? I will stop using it if thats the case.
I have thrush cream, might give that a go. I would prefer not to go down the surgery route given her age and she also has a heart condition poor thing.

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Mrbay · 18/05/2019 17:26

It's a very strong anti bac, so I wouldn't want it on my ulcerated skin plus it's extremely drying.
I'm the same as you, I don't want to put my 14 year old dog through the surgery.
The next thing I am going to try is some medicated talc, cleared it with the vet first.

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Tooner · 18/05/2019 17:58

Ah ok thanks. I've been reading about malacetic wipes which people claim help but they are quite expensive just to try.

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Mrbay · 18/05/2019 18:30

Oh, I've not tried those but I did try the CLX wipes, which didn't help.

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