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My 3 year old lab had a litter of 12 two weeks ago. She is

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My 3 year old lab had a litter of 12 two weeks ago. She is behaving normal eating well and caring for her 10 puppies (lost two) wonderfully. However she still has a bloody discharge. That will come out here and there. It is not continuous but at least a few times a day. Is it normal?
Also three of the puppies have a discharge from their left eye. Just discovered that today and have been cleaning them.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Matilda's discharge is not unexpected here and we can see this last up to 6-8 weeks. Of course, if you notice any pus or odor with it, then we'd be worried about infection and want her checked by her vet.

Otherwise, the puppies eye discharge isn't normal. If it is watery clear, then irritation or possible viral infections would be a concern. If it is snotty, then bacterial conjunctivitis would be a worry. In either case, we can try flushing away the discharge using sterile saline (ie OTC plain contact lens solution, first aid eye wash) but if this recurs, then we'd want this checked so that we can get them onto oral/systemic antibiotics and settle this before it can damage those eyes.

All the best,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.


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