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My female dog is peeing more than usual and there is some brown

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my female dog is peeing more than usual and there is some brown crusty stuff around her vulva. She is also licking herself a lot
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. The first thing I would check her for is a bladder infection. Is she spayed? If not, a uterus infection is another possibility. If she is spayed, I would check a urine sample and if an infection is seen, a course of antibiotics should take care of the problem. If she is not spayed I would do blood tests to check for a uterus infection, which can be serious. Let me know if she is spayed, and what other questions you have. Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I forgot to ask if she is eating normally.Excessive thirst can be seen with both a bladder and a uterus infection, but also diabetes, kidney disease, and hormonal imbalances. Since she has that crusty discharge on her vulva and is licking a lot, the bladder and uterus are the first things I would check for.