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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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I have a eight week old female puppy with vaginitis. There

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Hi, I have a eight week old female puppy with vaginitis. There is a slight yellow discharge. My veterinarian is telling me that you don't treat it, it just goes away on its own after a while. I don't know if that's accurate, it doesn't sound like it would be accurate. Can you please clear that up for me? Thanks!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Your vet has given you accurate information. Most of these do clear on their own. Typically treatment involves cleaning the vulva 1-2 times daily and many vets will perform a vaginal cytology to ensure that there is not a major overgrowth of bacteria (in those cases antibiotics are indicated). Most dogs will have a few low grade recurrences before their first birthday. Most dogs by 1 year of age will stop having cases of vaginitis and, in some cases, they will stop by 6 months of age. If this is her first case of vaginitis, its common for a vet to instruct you to clean the area and monitor. If needed, antibiotics can always be started in the near future.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 month ago.

Checking in, Paul. How is your girl?