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I have a 5 year old lab female. .. she as been in heat for

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I have a 5 year old lab female. .. she as been in heat for almost a month now...It was normal for a week...then heavy bleeding when she'd wake up...then almost stop and now it started back up again in a real dark manner... no appetite in the last 24 hours and this morning a jjhalf closed mucus filled eye
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Labrador, and I am also worried from your description.

This may not be a normal heat, but a "pyometra", a uterine infection that occurs following a normal heat cycle. I can't tell you for sure without examining her, but pyometra can become a life threatening emergency, so I would have her checked out as soon as you can. I would look at her discharge under a microscope, to see if there are excessive numbers of white blood cells. If there are, this may be a pyometra.