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My dog has swelling on one side of the private part

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my dog has swelling on one side of the private part
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hello.

Is she spayed or intact?

Could you take a picture of the swelling and post it here as an attachment?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no she not she was in heat about a month to two months for about a week to two
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.

Ok thanks.

It looks like she has a bit of a secondary staph infection or yeast infection of the vulva. That skin looks red and irritated. If she's licking at it, we need to get an e-collar (cone collar) on her to stop that.

To help the infection go away, you could either use some topical anti-biotic wipes or just start her on oral antibiotics from your vet. There is a product called Malaseb wipes that are available over the counter and online. They have some antibacterial and antifungal effects.

If you notice any purulent (pus) discharge from the vulva itself, then I would get her seen right away. She is definitely at risk of pyometra- an infection of the uterus- from ascending bacteria up the vaginal vault. If that happens, then emergency surgery to spay her is needed. Hopefully that is not going to be the case here.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thank hope it doesn't go the way but I'm getting her the wipes and I'm getting the collor too
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.

That should help a lot within 2-3 days.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thank u
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.

You're welcome.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Smokie. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary