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My dog we think is pregnant and has a yellow mucusy

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My dog we think...

My dog we think is pregnant and has a yellow mucusy discharge :( Not smelly but worried about it. She is acting fine besdies that

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. We need to be extra careful with pregnancies, so we'll need to connect you with the Veterinarian ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

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Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
She tied up November 24th and several times after- Is a yellow lab. I have noticed discharge three times in the last day and a half. Yellow, thick, but no smell/odor. She is acting totally normal. Her nipples are enlarged so we are pretty postivie seh is pregnant
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I'm concerned that that yellow mucousy discharge represents pus and so rather than pregnant she may be pseudopregnant (false pregnancy/pseudocyesis) with an open purulent endometriosis (pyometra). "Open" means that the cervix is open and pus in the uterus can roll out the vagina. This is safer than a closed cervix which traps pus inside the uterus and my patient becomes quite ill quickly. I would have her vet take a look at her and examine the discharge microscopically. If there's any evidence of infection, a complete blood count and either X-rays or ultrasound of her uterus are indicated. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Will she be okay until Tuesday to see a vet? Our vet is not working due to the holiday?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Is it possibly anything else? We will be so disappointed if she is not pregnant and worried she is sick :(
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

As long as she's otherwise well there's no risk to waiting until Tuesday. Yes, the discharge might indicate normal vaginal secretions associated with pregnancy or pseudopregnancy but I am concerned about the color which usually is pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of pus. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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