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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 18 month old standard poodle, spayed over a year ago, is

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My 18 month old standard poodle, spayed over a year ago, is having vaginal bleeding. Not alot but I noticed the area had some bloody residue.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I regret that I'm not allowed to correspond with customers by phone. When a spayed dog bleeds as you've described, her vagina needs to be scoped for evidence of infection and foreign body penetration and if nothing untoward is found, a vaginal cytology performed. Daisy's vet can see if the vaginal cells are under the influence of estrogen; in other words, Daisy is in heat because she suffers from the ovarian remnant syndrome.
This syndrome occurs when a small piece of ovary is inadvertently left in the abdomen following ovariohysterectomy. It revascularizes and its follicles can still produce estrogen. If confirmed, she'll need to have her abdomen surgically explored for that ovarian remnant which after removal will normalize Daisy.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Amy,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Daisy. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin