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Lab had 7 puppies 3 weeks ago. Yesterday we thought she was…

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Lab had 7 puppies...

Lab had 7 puppies 3 weeks ago. Yesterday we thought she was developing mastitis. Put puppy after puppy on the slightly swollen nipple. Today after work, it was huge. Called the vet. Told us to strip it. Now we've noticed that there is a deep hole on the side of her nipple. Looks like it's draining milk, but possibly pus. Very lathargic. Fevered. Going to vet in am, but worried about tonight

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the puppy?

Puppies are doing fine. Picked up some supplement milk just in case.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Vet had us give her 1cc of penicillin (shot) and we gave her a dog asprin before we noticed the gapping hole.
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 month ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 month ago

Can you share a few pictures of what you're seeing?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Got her into our regular vet the following morning (after I asked). Thanks anyway.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 1 month ago

Thank you for the update.

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