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My 8 month old puppy is having problems. We noticed her

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Hello. My 8 month old puppy is having problems. We noticed her becoming sluggish Sunday morning. By late afternoon she seemed to be getting better, then last night she really just wanted to sleep. As of this morning she is leaking a whitish substance ( excessive) from her vagina, and drooling. By this afternoon she is not eating anything. She will drink a little water but not much.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Meeka
JA: Huh?
Customer: Her name is meeka
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Meeka?
Customer: She is up to date to all of her shots. She is not spade.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry to hear that Meeka is not feeling well today. I am terribly concerned about an infection in her uterus called a pyometra. Even though it is not common in dogs of her age the white material does make me inclined to believe this might be the case. Often there is a potent odor as well but the lethargy, reduced appetite, and discharge makes this the primary differential for her symptoms. CLICK HERE for more information but this can potentially be a true emergency as the uterus fills with purulent discharge and can make her systemically ill.

Diagnosis is with x-rays and bloodwork and if this is the diagnosis surgery to remove the uterus is key for a full recovery

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. If her temperature rectally is >103.5, her lethargy progresses tonight, her gums are sticky or pale/ yellow/ blue then please consider a veterinary er tonight

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Meeka doing? I would love an update when you are able...

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