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My 11 year old dog has a swollen vulva and her anus, it is discolored has purplish color, has an odor and looks like a discharge that is brownish/black. She has very soft stools. She is drinking but not eating much. She is laying down gently and favoring one side. I took her to the vet a few weeks ago for this, she has other skin issues that the vet is concerned that she has auto immune issues and wants to do test for that, didn't seem concerned about vulva. She has same discharge from her ear, which was tested as a bacteria. She has been on medication for this for over a year and it gets better but comes back. She is on predisone.
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Is your dog spayed?
Is she vomiting at all?
If not spayed, how long since her last heat cycle?
What breed is she?
She is swollen in the anus also, same discharge of brownish/black as vulva area and from ears. Vulva is more swollen on one side than the other.
She is spayed. No vomiting. She is a collie.
She has had a blood panel done and everything looked fine. Vet has already tested the ears for yeast and came back negative, it is a bacteria. She has been treated for this infection for over a year and has been put under to clean out the ear. Predinsone (10mg once a day) has helped with limping and other skin issues and seems to keep the ear infection from getting worse. Sounds like the swelling is from autoimmune disease?