My Bitch seems to be in season longer than normal why is this
Type of Animal: Dog/Border Collie
Name of Animal: Jade
My Bitch seems to be in Season longer than normal
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help. I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice. There is no additional charge for information request.1- How long has she been in season?2- Is she discharging more than usual?3- Is the discharge thicker?4- Is she drinking more than usual?5- Any other symptoms?
she has been in season about 28 days no other symptoms
she has been in season about 28 days no other symtoms
You are right, she has been in season longer than usual. The concern with this is that she may have a pyometra which is an infection of the uterus. A pyometra often is fatal if not treated. In this case, there is not much I can recommend for you to try at home. She will need to be seen by a veterinarian for abdominal xrays, if it is found she has a pyometra she will require surgery to remove the infected uterus. I would highly recommend you consider having her checked as soon as possible to rule a pyometra out. Hope the above helps, if you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them. Dr. Peter
12 years of small animal internal medicine, surgery and preventive medicine.