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My female dog keeps licking her genitals. She will spend a

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My female dog keeps licking her genitals. She will spend a lot of time licking and will sometimes quickly turn around to lick the area when on a walk or otherwise distracted. We've had her for 3 weeks, she is one year old and has been sterilised (4 weeks ago) by the rescue centre where we got her. Her sterilisation wound was infected last week and she has been taking 2 types of antibiotics. The area looks healthy. We've noticed twice a very small blob of creamy coloured discharge (only a very small amount, non odour). This has only been happening for about one week.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and would be glad to help!

From what you describe, I believe your dog has a vaginitis - which is an inflammation or infection of the vagina or vulva.

At times local cleaning with an antibacterial shampoo can help along with antibiotics, as you are already using.

This link may also help!

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/vaginitis-in-dogs/page1.aspx

If the signs do not resolve - there are other possible causes, especially in a female dog , namely a urinary tract infection.

I hope this helps!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi there,

So you don' think she needs to visit a vet as soon as possible?

The antibiotics are for her sterilisation wound, will this work for the other problem too?

Thanks

Felice

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Tomorrow for an appointment should be ok - going to the ER is likely not needed from what you describe.

Yes - it should help the other problem too.
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Please click "ACCEPT" if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for my work. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.

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