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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog is 4 yrs old and in heat weeks and I can smell very

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Customer: my dog is 4 yrs old and in heat for two weeks and I can smell very fishy smell sometimes, she keeps herself very clean . We reallyhave not ever seen her blood that much with any of her heat syclesels
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Customer: sorry was trying to spell correct and sent it is we have never seen much blood because she keeps herself so clean
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for the question.

It sounds like you are seeing a secondary yeast or bacterial infection- ie vaginitis. This would explain the increased discharge and the smell that you are noticing.

To help with these guys, I like to use a round of antibiotics +/- anti-fungals. If you want to just do something at home, you can pick up some Malaseb wipes. These are antibacterial/ anti-fungal wipes. They can be used on the vulva 2-3 times daily until the signs resolve.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.