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my spayed 5 year old pug has red swollen vagina and cant stop

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my spayed 5 year old pug has red swollen vagina and cant stop scooting her butt. What can I do at my home to help her feel better before we take her to the vet?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Based on your history, I would be suspicious of a vaginitis.

I would recommend trying Benadryl at home. The dose will be 1mg for every 1 pound of body weight. For example, a 50 pound dog should receive 50mg of benadryl. You can start and then give a dose every 12 hours thereafter. Please be certain it is the product consisting of only Diphenhydramine and DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY OTHER INGREDIENTS SUCH AS A DECONGESTANT.

I hope this information is helpful :)
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Should I give her a bath?

 

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
An oatmeal soothing bath may be a good idea as well.
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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.