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miniature poodle: year old female..stuffed toy..swollen..bother

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I have a 6 year old female miniature poodle that was spade at the age of 2 years old, however today she is carrying around a stuffed toy like it is a puppy and her breasts are swollen and seem to bother her. What is going on?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
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Are the mammary glands warm? Painful? red?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes they seem to be pink, warm and painful, she licks them a lot.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Based on your description - the top differentials would either be mastitis or mammary gland hyperplasia (hormonal enlargement).

Both would be very odd in a spayed dog.

This is concerning on multiple levels - and I would have the mammary glands evaluated as well as submit a hormone panel to see if there is reason to believe the spay was not effective as a spayed dog should not have these signs!
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