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Just reading about sticky mucous discharge before a dam

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just reading about sticky mucous discharge before a dam gives birth, does this sometimes happen after birth? Am trying to work out why one of my 8 day old puppies has goo on her back!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Molly
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Molly?
Customer: no
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Derek replied 4 months ago.
Hello I'm Dr. Derek and I hope to be of assistance today. Yes this can happen for up to three weeks post partum. The discharge you are seeing is called lochia and is a common uterine product which may be secreted shortly before, during or after whelping. If I can be of any more assistance please let me know.
Expert:  Dr. Derek replied 4 months ago.
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