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Abby is not vomiting nor does she have diarrhea. She eats only what she likes. For instance when I made chicken soup yesterday, she ate the meat and veggies.
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No not around any male dogs. My question is why haven't I seen any kind of discharge for those years and now it has lasted a month or so?
No excess shedding at all.
Since open cervic pyometra allows the infection to drain from the body, your dog may not be experiencing all the symptoms of pyometra. Also if she has always been a picky eater, it might be difficult to determineif if there is a further lack of appetite.
Dogs can also bleed from the urethra, but if she was having blood from the urethra, I would have expected in increase in urination and thirst as well. You will need to go ahead and use a white tissue and blot the area to ensure it is coming from the vulva and not the urethra or rectal area. I do think it is from the vulva, but you should check to be positive.
If it is from the vulva, you will need to have her seen by your vet so he can determine if it is an abnormal heat cycle or if she is starting with pyometra. Pyometra is best caught early. Caught early, antibiotics might be effective at treating it, however, spaying is the recommended treatment since removing the infected uterus helps get the infection out quickly.
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Thank you so much. I've made an appt. with a vet. Although I've been leaning toward holistic approaches. I've never fed her anything other than that without additives or by products. Again, thank you.