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My 7 yr old Maltese female smells bad in her private parts.

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My 7 yr old Maltese female smells bad in her private parts. Her anal glands were cleaned within the last month. I wipe her privates several times a week and she gets a bath every 10 days. Help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is spayed. I've only noticed the odor within the past 3 months.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


It sounds like she may have a yeast or bacterial infection. If this is in the vagina/ vaginitis, then yeast infections are fairly common. They don't always clear up with just wipes. Many times we need to use oral medication. I typically use a combination of an oral antibiotic (Cephalexin) + an oral anti-fungal (Ketoconazole). I would do 7-10 days on both and this should clear up nicely.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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