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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My small dogs passed some blood clots last night. They were

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My small dogs passed some blood clots last night. They were fairly large. I had never seen this before. She seems to be fine now. I didn't know if she was in heat or if their was something else wrong. The clot was as large as a women would pass
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Sadie could bleed in that manner if she were in proestrus - the stage just before estrus (heat). I would expect your seeing her vulva swollen at this time. Is that the case? If you're not sure, Sadie's vet can perform a vaginal cytology - microscopic exam of cells from Sadie's vagina - and tell you within minutes if Sadie is going into heat.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very satisfied
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your kind words. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you so much
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome. My best to Sadie.

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