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My dog is a 12 year old resuce Airedale. She was spayed late

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My dog is a 12 year old resuce Airedale. She was spayed late in life (age 5) and probably bred too often. She had a mammary gland issue in 2009, the nipple removed and margins clean. Upon grooming, the groomer found one of her nipples swollen and with a discharge. The vet saw it and said it was inverted and just to watch it but didn't seem to concerned. Shall I just check her periodically?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: No during my time having Delia she has had two ACL surgeries and has a bit of arthritis (most likely from being caged as a breeder dog)
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months 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 4 months ago.

The inverted nipple can be a sign of complications or absolutely nothing at all. Check this area weekly but also take a clear photo of the nipple now so you have one to compare it to. If you see any changes, growth, appearance of different discharge, pain, swelling, etc. she needs to have the area re-examined and probably removed surgically given her history. A histopathology would be wise to determine what types of cells are present and if any other treatment is recommended.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. Can I offer any additional support? Do you have other questions regarding treatment for this condition?