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My female spayed 29 pound dog started having problem 2 weeks

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My female spayed 29 pound dog started having problem 2 weeks ago with prolapsed urethra. I took her to the vet and was told to keep it clean and put neosporin on the area which has been done every day. Yesterday I put cold compresses on the area every hour. This morning it still is bothering her. She is still able to pee but it's uncomfortable.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Zoe
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Zoe?
Customer: No. she is healthy otherwise. Takes comfortis every month and that's it. Dry food only.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Can you tell me, please, if the diagnosis of urethral prolapse has been confirmed? This is a disorder most often evidenced by protrusion of the distal portion of the urethral mucosa through the external orifice of the penis most often seen in young intact male English bulldogs and Boston terriers. It does, however, uncommonly occur in females. How old and which breed is Zoe, please? Is she spayed?

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