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My dog is not pregnant, she has swollen mammary glands and

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My dog is not pregnant, she has swollen mammary glands and bleeding from vulva. Ithought she was pregnant, but she has not been in heat for 90 days, there is not any milk and I do not feel any pups
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is the discharge from the vulva bright red? Cloudy? pink and thick?

Is she eating? Drinking? Vomiting?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Eating and drinking, not vomiting. Kind of dark red blood and thick drops
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
From your post - a uterine infection (pyometra) would not be likely. The time frame from last heat and discharge would not be typical of this.

With that said - it would be consistent with a hormonal change called a false pregnancy:

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/pseudocyesis-false-pregnancy/page1.aspx

If this is just a false pregnancy, likely in 1 to 2 weeks these signs will resolve!
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Does the blood drops sound narmal, could there be another kind of bacterial vulva infection?
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
From your history - a true uterine infection would not be likely and with the mammary enlargement it would be less common to have 2 distinct problems, but it can not be ruled out without examination.
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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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