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dog is red and swollen

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My female dog's vulva is swollen and between her tail region is red? She is also fixed
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
She may have a urinary tract infection but unless you are the person who got her spay surgery done I'd suspect she was not fixed but was in season.
If the red is blood from the urinary tract then she needs to see a vet to get care for that problem.
Potentially she could have an infection called a 'stump pyometra' but they are not common.
Either type of infection is something that needs treatment right away I'm sorry to say.
Hope this helps you!
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: The region under her tail is red. Not red as in blood red as in ittitated and anal area looks swollen and she keeps licking it. She was fixed back in april. And has received a hormone shot for urinary incontinence
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
red as in irritated*
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
Ah if its the anal area that is swollen and not the vulva then it may well be the red is staining from saliva and that the problem is the dog has blocked anal glands.
You can read about those here
www.marvistavet.com/html/anal_sacs.html
and there is an animation that shows how to empty them if you want to try it yourself. Be aware the fluid that comes out is very smelly.

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