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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? How old is your dog? Did she ever have puppies? When was her last heat?
Okay thanks for the additional information. I am assuming that the puppies are still feeding off of her? Based on what you are describing it is possible that she may have an infection of the mammary glands otherwise known as mastitis. Sometimes it can be caused by the trauma from puppy teeth. Are there any wounds or cuts on the mammary glands that you are noticing? If that is the case she may need to be placed on antibiotics to help treat them. Sometimes a warm compress can help with the discomfort associated with them as well