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what causes a female dogs nipples to leak

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Hi Cmittler,

If the dog is pregnant, then the nipples may leak a little in the week before delivery and of course after delivery. Many dogs also experience a false pregnancy and the nipples can leak milk as a result of the false pregnancy. Dogs can also develop breast infections where the breast is inflammed, hot to the touch and usually is swollen or has a lumpy feel to it. With a breast infection there is sometimes a discharge of pus or blood from the breast. If this is the case, your dog needs to be seen by your vet as soon as possible to have antibiotics prescribed and appropriate treatment done.

Hope this helps.