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I have a 14 yr old female pomerianian who appears to have

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I have a 14 yr old female pomerianian who appears to have something protruding from her vaginal opening. She has never been spayed, or had any pups...she has been an in-house dog since we got her when she was 6 mos. old. Since I lost my job we have not been able to keep up with her regular check up appointments. What could this be and is it able to be remedied?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
I am very concerned about what you are describing.
As an intact female, this could possibly be an indication of a pyometra. That is a very serious, even life-threatening uterine infection. It will not always result in pus discharge.
Unfortunately, I also cannot rule-out the possibility of cancer.
How to remedy it?
We don't know yet. Got to start with the examination. The vet will evaluate the vaginal vault, might suggest an abdominal x-ray, and then you'll know what to do next.
I also cannot rule-out a vaginal prolapse:
Disregard the image in the above link, as it represents a very serious case.
Start with that vet exam!
Good Luck
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