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I am Dr. Snow, and I can try and help you today. Congrats on the 9 pups! Does the teat feel warm to the touch? Is it swollen at all?
Oh no! Are the pups still nursing well on the other teats?
She may have caught it on something or it may be trauma from nursing. We have to be careful what we put on it because of the pups.
I would suggest cleaning it well with a mixture of vinegar and water 50:50 and then applying either some coconut oil if you have it or a thin layer of vaseline.
She may need to go to the veterinarian for antibiotics if it starts to look infected or becomes swollen, but for today, the above should be sufficient.
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Let me check on the safety of that for nursing. Give me a moment.
Thats great news! That antibiotic will be excreted in the milk. It says to use this antibiotic in nursing bitches with caution. In human medicine, it is not recommended to use in nursing mothers. With this information, and the fact that she is doing well, I would hold off on giving that antibiotic.
Using some diluted vinegar will help with infection, and if it starts to look worse, there are safer antibiotics we could use.
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