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My dog had vaginal prolapse a couple days ago. Normally it…

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My dog had vaginal...

My dog had vaginal prolapse a couple days ago. Normally it goes back in on its own. But it's getting smaller and drying out. She won't let me clean it or put a lubricant on it though

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Ruby

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Ruby?

She is 14 years old. Was a breeding dog for many years

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
She can still urinate and relieve herself. She's been licking a lot. She's still eating and drinking normal. But she can't walk without trying to drag her bum all the time
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I don't have the funds to get surgery for her, but I'm scared she's going to die
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Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 9 months ago
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Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. I'm so sorry that no other expert answered your question earlier. Your question just showed up on the list of unanswered questions that I have access to and I wanted to help. I hope you will rate my answer rather than the delay. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

If the tissue dries up too much, it will be damaged and she will have to have surgery. It is very imortant that you get some sort of lubricant or protectant on the tissue to keep it moist. Most dogs will lick the area frequently as well. With her being so old, she might not be a good candidate for surgery either though often a vet can just tack the tissue back into place. In any case she does need to be seen.

The first step is getting a muzzle on her. You can do an emergency muzzle. Instructions can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8CwNyfaU3g

This will at least allow you to examine the area better. Now I do understand that you are low on funds but there are organizations that can help and even some vets that provide free first visits that can at least help with the situation. Often a hormonal cream might be prescribed or spaying suggested if she is still intact.

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5. Frankie's Friends: http://www.frankiesfriends.com/
6. Handicapped Pets Foundation: http://hpets.org/
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12. The Pet Fund: http://thepetfund.com/
13. Pets-DC: http://www.petsdc.org/
14. Shakespeare Animal Fund: http://www.shakespeareanimalfund.org/

This site may have additional resources as well.

http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.html

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These vets may offer a free initial visit though you may have to pay for extra procedures and medications. See the next one for the coupons.

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Again I am so sorry no other expert chose to answer you sooner but hopefully this helps a little. I hope I've given you great service. If so, I'd appreciate a 5 star rating. The rating should be based on my answer and not any site issue. Experts are not compensated until a rating is done. If you have any other questions at all, please reply here and I'll be happy to follow up with you even after you have rated. .

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Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 9 months ago

Hi Again,

I just thought I'd check in to see how things are going for you and your dog. I strive to provide the best answer possible. Did you find my answer helpful?.

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