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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She just ended a heat cycle but she is having a discharge.

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she just ended a heat cycle but she is having a discharge. there is no odor. I'm not sure what i should do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ezrah and she is 5 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ezrah?
Customer: she has always been a very healthy dog
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Ezrah. How long has it been since her heat period ended? If a few weeks to a few months that discharge can indicate mucometria (mucus in the uterus) or pyometra (pus in the uterus). Pyometra is dangerous particularly if her cervix closes and pus is trapped within the uterus. Please don't hesitate to have that discharge examined by Ezrah's vet, a complete blood count performed to see if her white blood cells are elevated (indicating pyometra) +/- abdominal ultrasound to better understand her uterine health.

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