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Jane Lefler, Breeder,Behaviorist, formerVet Asst
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Experience:  Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 18+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist
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My 8 year old Bichon is limping,but is not exhibiting any pain

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My 8 year old Bichon is limping,but is not exhibiting any pain even when I have manipulated the leg and palates the area. It is her right hind leg. She is,also, in heat and has some bloody and discolored discharge from her bottom nipples. More so on the side she is limping.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant palpatine not palate
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry again ....palpate
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She ,also,stretches the leg out behind her periodically.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry,but if I don't hear from you within the next ten minutes,I won't need your services.
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sir or Madam,
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
Your girl should NOT have a bloody discharge from her nipple. This would indicate a possible infection of the breast or or a mammary tumor. You can read about both of these conditions here:
http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/breeding/mastitis.htm
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1638&articleid=460
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/mastitis-in-dogs/page1.aspx
The infection or tumor is likely the reason why she is favoring that leg as it may be uncomfortable when she tries to walk normally. I have to recommend you have her seen by your vet as soon as possible. an infection of the breast area can be quite serious as can a tumor. Early treatment is best. I also hope you will consider having her spayed since unspayed dogs are prone to developing pyometra (uterine infection) as they age. You can read about this here:
http://petcare.suite101.com/article.cfm/pyometra
I hope this information is helpful to you. If you need more information or clarification, please reply and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are satisfied, please take the opportunity to rate.
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

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

Jane Lefler