Dog

Get your dog care questions answered by Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I just noticed a tomato soup looking discharge from my dog's…

Customer Question
I just noticed a...

I just noticed a tomato soup looking discharge from my dog's cage papers. She never pottyS in her cage. I know that's most likely pyometra. It's too late to call the vet. They close at 5. I was just wondering if one of the antibiotics I have on hand would help until I can get a hold of the vet tomorrow. I can't afford the VCA hospital an hour and a half away. I have amoxicillin, cephlalexin, but no batryl which I know she needs

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is The?

She will be 4 in May

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about The?

She had her first litter Las August.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Question
Answered in 32 minutes by:
3/8/2016
Dog Specialist: Dr. Deb, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 11,073
Experience: I have owned, bred and shown dogs for over 40 years.
Verified

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern for your dog. If you're absolutely certain that the discharge you found isn't from her intestines but rather her vaginal area, then you may very well be correct about a pyometra....at least this is something that I'd want to rule out first. I'm assuming you know what a heat cycle discharge looks like and this is entirely different since she's about due to come into heat again.

If this is the case, then her cervix is open which is much better than if it were closed. I tend to treat these patients with Cephalexin if I can't get them to surgery right away. The dose I use would be 10-15 mgs per pound of body weight twice a day, with food to avoid stomach upset.

I might wait to start her on antibiotics, however, until you've confirmed and absolutely certain as to the source of her discharge.

I hope this helps. Deb

Ask Your Own Dog Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog specialistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Deb Your Own Question
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 11,073
11,073 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have owned, bred and shown dogs for over 40 years.

Dr. Deb is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

Last night my Expert spent close to 3 hours working with me on my dog's illness. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share in her care and knowledge!

Cathie MPompano Beach, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

3,044 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Joan

Joan

Vet Tech

5,579 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for over 35+ years working w/Dogs/Rescues

Candy

Candy

Veterinary Technician

7,973 satisfied customers

Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Small Animal Veterinarian.

5,194 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

4,911 satisfied customers

UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management

Theresa

Theresa

A Voice for Your Pet

4,705 satisfied customers

19+ years experience in small animal medicine

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

2,814 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Questions
I have a mini schnauzer and she has blood on her hind legs
I have a mini schnauzer and she has blood on her hind legs and she is shivering. She was in her kennel today and not exposed to anything as I know. Could this be colitis? or is it possible that she in… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
why is my dog shaking shes shaking like she has the shivers
why is my dog shaking? she's shaking like she has the shivers and she is drinking abnormal amounts of water.… read more
Dr. Marie
Dr. Marie
Small Animal Veterinarian
DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
1,135 satisfied customers
My boxer bitch whelped 7 babies on tuesday. She had a post
My boxer bitch whelped 7 babies on tuesday. She had a post wheping exam and a shot of oxytocin. She did have several retained placentas, and I am not certain if all have passed. Her appetite has not r… read more
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician
Associate Degree
15,487 satisfied customers
My female shih-tzu had a litter of pups 4 weeks ago, this is
My female shih-tzu had a litter of pups 4 weeks ago, this is her 3rd litter,She has started to bleed from her vigina I dont remember this happening before, should she be seen by a vet?… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
dog: sonograms and bloodwork and found she has a very enlarged heart.
I would like to ask a vet. a question. I have an old unspayed rescue dog anywhere from 12-14. We did sonograms and bloodwork and found she has a very enlarged heart. Part of it is touching trachea and… read more
Pet Doc
Pet Doc
Senior Small Animal Veterinarian
BVSc
2,782 satisfied customers
4 1/2 year old unspayed bitch - two days ago vomited for an ...
4 1/2 year old unspayed bitch - two days ago vomited for an hour and a half. Had diaherrea for next two days. Stool was slightly formed today. Dog has eaten very small amounts and little water but not… read more
Anna
Anna
Retired Teacher/Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
273 satisfied customers
my 10 yo female golden retriever just finished her last ...
my 10 yo female golden retriever just finished her last heat, bleeding stop for a week and now it is starting again, but not the same color and more solid pieces. Can you advice… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
puppies: adopted..half years old, not nuetered and has had six litters
My GR has been "menstrating" since I adopted her in December. It's now March almost April and I am a bit concerned. She's six and a half years old, not nuetered and has had six litters of puppies. I w… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
i have a 8 year old dashhound well i have noticed two times ...
i have a 8 year old dashhound well i have noticed two times so far when she came on her pieriod her private is very sollown and now she is drinking alot and seems like she cant hold her urine any help… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
My dog has just gone out of heat and she is having a ...
My dog has just gone out of heat and she is having a discharge does this mean that she has pyrometra. Or do some dogs just experience a discharge following their heat.… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
rottie: My female..is 5 years old, not spayed...today..brown liquid
My female rottie is 5 years old, not spayed...today she has been discharging a lot of brown liquid she has me very worried!! any ideas? I'm thinking pryometria… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
1 satisfied customers
Good morning, I have a female dog pitbull/terier. She has ...
Good morning, I have a female dog pitbull/terier. She has been on her period for more than eight days now, Im getting very worried. Is there something I can do to help her or should I take her to a ve… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
Eight year old dog not herself lately. Not much energy ...
Eight year old dog not herself lately. Not much energy .Drinks alot of water. Lies in her bed and shakes ,like a three second tremble then stops for about eight or ten seconds.… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
My dog has never pottied in the house. Now she drinks alot ...
My dog has never pottied in the house. Now she drinks alot of water, can not hold her pee her stomach is swealing and she will not eat. She has diarrhea when she does eat. I have no money right now th… read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
1 satisfied customers
SHE URINATED THERE WAS A DISCHARGE OF A GREENISH COLOR FOLLOWING
I HAVE AN ENGLISH BULLDOG... THAT MAY BE PREGNANT.. SHE WAS ARTIFICAILLY INSEMINATED 2 TIMES THE FIRST OF WHICH WAS 10/27/06. THIS MORNING WHEN SHE URINATED THERE WAS A DISCHARGE OF A GREENISH COLOR F… read more
NancyH
NancyH
Pet/Animal Care Expert
Bachelor Degree
19,712 satisfied customers
yellow lab: moderate amount of mucous present in the blood.
My 6 y/o yelow lab is in heat. She has a moderate amount of mucous present in the blood. Is this normal? What causes this?… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
pups: 2 weeks ago...home remedy I can get her until I can see the vet
I was given a dog who had pups 2 weeks ago.. They took her pups and gave them to another mother.. Don't ask me why. But I noticed she is spotting is there something or a home remedy I can get her unti… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
puppy: food down what can i feed her to help with the sickness
my female dog is expecting puppy's any day now but she is having promblems leeping food down what can i feed her to help with the sickness… read more
Gina
Gina
5,877 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x