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She has swelling on one side of her vigina, smoking and

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she has swelling on one side of her vigina
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: smoking and around 8 month she has her scale already
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smoking?
Customer: after her scale the area never went down
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question.

How long ago was she in heat?

What breed is she?

Have you noticed any problems urinating?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
1 week
she a mix
she goes often
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

I suspect that your dog is still in heat.

Dogs estrus cycle (heat) lasts anywhere from 21-23 days, depending on the dog. They may have swelling of the vulva for all or part of that time. If you saw that she was in heat last week (meaning that you saw blood), then that was the time she was most likely to allow a male to breed her, but she will still have the hormones in her body that cause that swelling for several more days.

I would just keep an eye on her. If you notice any lethargy, anorexia, problems urinating, or any other behaviors that aren't normal for her, then you should have a vet take a peek at her, just to be on the safe side.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
she was in heat almost 2 months ago
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

I thought you said that she was in heat a week ago.

Are you positive she was in heat 2 months ago?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
ya she was bleeding and ya but she lasted a week to maybe 2 week
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

What bred of dog is she?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
she looks like a pitt bulls but real small
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

And you're positive she didn't get bred last time?
Did she have the swelling last time, or just bloody discharge?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
im positive she never been with any dog not not like this n just blood
Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.

So at this point, I'm not exactly sure what is going on, but it's possible that her last time wasn't a full heat because she was only 6 months old.

If this were me, I would give my vet a call and have them run a progesterone test on her. This is a blood test that checks for the hormone a bitch produces when she's in heat. By the level of that test, they'll be able to tell if she is in a 'real' heat this time or if there is somehting else going on.

If she does have an issue with her levels, it might be a good time to get her spayed so that you're not dealing with these issues forever.

Expert:  Lisa replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

Lisa