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Experience:  Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
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Just a question if my doggie 8 months old was spayed at 2

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just a question if my doggie 8 months old was spayed at 2 months old how come her vulva seems swollen
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I have been a veterinary nurse for 26 years. I would be happy to help.

If she is spayed then the most common reason for swelling of the vulva would be vaginitis. This is fairly common in young female dogs and is often referred to as puppy vaginitis. This will often resolve on its own in a few days. If you notice any discharge this too would be expected with vaginitis.The itching would also be a sign often seen with vaginitis.

What I would do is just clean the area twice daily with warm water, saline or a human vaginal wash. A small amount of anti itch cream used for human yeast infections such as Monistat can also help with the itching.

That said if she is licking more often then normal, the area is red, has a discharge with a foul odor,she has increased urination or is urinating in smaller amounts this could indicate a urinary tract infection or infection based vaginitis and I would then suggest having her seen by your vet.

I hope this helps. Please reply back if you have additional questions and I will be happy to continue. If you have no additional questions please take a few moments to provide a rating so that I am compensated by justanswer for assisting you.

Candy

Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I just wanted to check in and see how things were going

Expert:  Candy replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Ginger. How is everything going?
Candy