Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

I have a 4 month old puppy has a mucus discharge. She is a

Customer Question
I have a 4 month...
I have a 4 month old puppy has a white mucus discharge. She is a stray so trying to house train and train for putside.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the stray dog?
Customer: She a a white purse looking discharge
JA: Where does the stray dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Does not seem to hurt very active
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Leia
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Leia?
Customer: I cannot get her to use the bathroom outside she maybe doed a few drops and that is it. More urine inside ... poops well outside. Only had for two weeks. Take back to vet next week to get shotd
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
7/30/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Kara, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,512
Experience: Over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian.
Verified

Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I understand that you are concerned as you are noticing a white mucous type discharge after urinating. I am glad to hear that she is still eating and is playing and active.
This sounds like puppy vaginitis. Puppy vaginitis is a mucoid, cloudy, white or yellowish vaginal discharge. We usually see it in puppies that are 6 weeks to about 8 months of age. It can come and go with or without treatment and can last for weeks to months.
Most puppies don’t show any signs of being bothered by it, but others may lick their vulva a lot and develop skin irritation around the vulva along with crusty debris in the hair around the vulva. The amount of discharge varies from puppy to puppy. Some puppies have a lot of discharge and some don’t.
If we examine the discharge under a microscope we will see suppurative inflammation (white cells) but few bacteria.
Other possible causes of these symptoms include a urinary tract infection so your veterinarian may want to collect a sterile urine sample from the bladder to look for signs of an infection.
While other causes (a urinary tract infection or an anatomical abnormality) of vaginal discharge in puppies call for medical treatment, basic puppy vaginitis is more an annoyance than a medical concern and thus we may not treat it beyond keeping the area clean. The most important thing is to differentiate between puppy vaginitis and a more serious problem.
Treatment of puppy vaginitis is mainly patience and keeping the area clean. You can remove the discharge with a wet baby wipe to keep the vulvar area clean. Puppy vaginitis usually goes away on its own, once the dog reaches puberty.

In most cases puppy vaginitis does not interfere with house breaking, but a urinary tract infection may, thus I do recommend that she see her veterinarian to make sure this isn't an infection.

Little dogs can be very difficult to housebreak as they can have accidents in the house and you can easily miss them. The more these occur the more the dog assumes it is fine to do so. In no time a very bad habit has been established.

In most cases by the time owners find evidence that their dog is eliminating in the house training is much more difficult as now we need to retrain them to lose the bad habits and learn new, appropriate behavior so this won't be a quick fix.

You do want to start with a physical examination to make sure all is well physically with her.

If she's healthy I recommend starting housebreaking all over again, as if she had never been trained. That means she isn't left alone or given free range in the home. Some owners will place a long lead on their dog in the house so you can feel as she tugs on it as she starts to try to leave your sight, and then you can get her out. If you cannot watch her she must be crated or confined in a very small area so that she cannot eliminate at one end and sleep on the other.

Most dogs will give some sort of sign they are going to eliminate, such as pacing or leaving the room you are in to eliminate in private. You'll need to watch her closely and learn her signals.

She should be fed meals and taken out shortly after to a particular area where you want her to go and where her scent from previous eliminations are there to attract her. You may want to collect urine and stool and "mark" the area you want her to go so it smells like her. Make sure to praise her profusely when she does the right thing, and just a sharp "No" and out she goes to the right spot if you catch her making a mistake.

I understand that you may have cleaned the accident spots but if an odor eliminator like Nature's Recipe wasn't used the scent may still be there and she will be attracted to those areas. I recommend following up by cleaning again any area she went with an odor neutralizer.

Here is a link to a very good write up about housebreaking: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&A=2421

In the meantime if she is very anxious outdoors then try placing a DAP collar on her. This is a collar impregnated with a soothing pheromone which may help her to relax. See these links for examples and more information:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=pd_sl_6dg5kcrb9j_b?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Adap+collar&keywords=dap+collar&ie=UTF8&psrk=DAP+collar

http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/behaviortraining/gr/DAP-Dog-Collar.htm

Best of luck with your girl, let me know if you have any further questions.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Kara Your Own Question
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 17,512
17,512 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian.

Dr. Kara is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I need training tips for free. Dog. Nothing. No were. He
he hates water and when he was a baby he tried to jump over a piece of metal and now he has a scar… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,186 satisfied customers
Urine. Shows no signs of any illness, just noticed urine.
Shows no signs of any illness, just noticed brown urine … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Is there any illness that would cause a dogs urine to be
Is there any illness that would cause a dogs urine to be sticky on the floor ? … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,527 satisfied customers
Bunny is 10 months old. Her appetite and behavior are
Bunny is 10 months old. Her appetite and behavior are normal. She's had diarrhea 3 days. Now it's just leaking out and she can't control it. No vomiting than I'm aware of but diarrhea smells like vomi… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,452 satisfied customers
My dog ate part of one of my brother's plastic train tracks.
My dog ate part of one of my brother's plastic train tracks. I'm quite sure he chewed them all into smaller pieces before swallowing and he's eaten a lot of odd things and have been fine but since som… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Dog urinated after going outside. After going outside to
After going outside to potty he comes in and urinated on kitchen floor just started doing it … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,527 satisfied customers
Our 8 year old Catahoula has recently been urinating in his
Our 8 year old Catahoula has recently been urinating in his bed during the night. He will wake up and move to another place and that is when we realize what has happened. He is house trained and does … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Having had many dogs with no problem in potty training, I am
Having had many dogs with no problem in potty training, I am at my wits end with my one year old Pomerian. I did not spay him as I hope to use him for stud one time. How much help does neutering do in… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
My house trained 9 year old pom/corgi is randomly pooping in
Hello, my house trained 9 year old pom/corgi is randomly pooping in the house when we are not home. He has done it three times in the past week and they are huge, solid poops. And he is still pooping … read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,592 satisfied customers
Drinking tons of water and urinating. Urinating constantly
She is not like this drinking tons of water and urnitating constantly and in her bed in my bed and she never done this before.… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,120 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old male goldendoodle. He is house trained,
I have an 8 year old male goldendoodle. He is house trained, but has been having loss of bladder x 2 days with a strong odor. He does not seem to strain or have pain. He has also been drinking a lot m… read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
I just picked up my dog from a board and train. They noted
I just picked up my dog from a board and train. They noted that she was having trouble peeing. I now notice the same thing this evening and her breath smells like rubbing alcohol. Can I take her to th… read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
414 satisfied customers
It's not dog training as much as animal behavior. Two
two dogs...Clara -2 years, Great Pyr....and EJ 6 years small mutt...both fixed females … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,527 satisfied customers
What is best training if my dog has started to nip? Scout, a
what is best training if my dog has started to nip? … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,527 satisfied customers
She has lapsed with house training. Developed anxiety and
She has lapsed with house training. Developed anxiety and restless behavior. She also developed saggy skin in her nipple area. Rash by her tail base and surrounding area. She has been spayed and is ni… read more
Dr. Alleyne
Dr. Alleyne
Veterinary associate
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,120 satisfied customers
Idk he seemed to be doing great with potty training. Them
Idk he seemed to be doing great with potty training. Them all of a sudden he started going potty in the house and very frequently I must add. Not only that but his stool is very watery and had been fo… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
12 satisfied customers
Really anxious behavior after a rabbies shot. She will not
really anxious behavior after a rabbies shot. She will not leave my side … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,452 satisfied customers
My dog is house trained but lately he has been peeing in one
My dog is house trained but lately he has been peeing in one room … read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
0 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x