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is vaginal discharge normal after whelping

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is vaginal discharge normal after whelping?
Hello, and thanks for the question!

What color is the discharge?
How many days ago did your female have pups?
Is she acting OK?

Dr. Dave
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

She had the pups last night and the discharge is black and green looking, she was sick about two weeks ago


Black and green discharge is typical birthing fluid color (as long as it does not have a foul odor). Sometimes this discharge, along with a blood-tinge, can continue for a couple days after giving birth. If the discharge become very bloody, if it has a foul odor, or if the female shows signs of illness (vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal thirst/urination, lack of appetite, lack of energy), she needs to be evaluate by your veterinarian.

Congratulations on the new pups!

I hope this helps. Ask if you have further questions.

Dr. Dave
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you that answers my questions and the mommy is a boxer with 8 pretty puppies. Thank you again. You eased our minds.
You're welcome - glad to have helped! Boxers are very nice dogs with cute pups - enjoy them!

Take care,
Dr. Dave
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