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Old 10-31-2012, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, my 7 year old boxer has her period (on heat) but it is on and off, and it's not heavy like it usually is. She is also even more thirsty then normal, she also just starts drooling for no reason (i give her water when this happens) Just wondering if she could be going through menopause?

So just wondering if this has happened to anyone else old girl?

Also does anyone else's boxer drink like a horse?

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd take your girl to the vet for a check up. Here's an article I found on excessive thirst in dogs: Increased Thirst: My senior dog is drinking lots of water and urinating everywhere. Is it just old age?
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Get her checked ASAP, she could have a infected uterus (a pyometra). They start to get thirsty, dehydrate, get sick (maybe what the drooling is) and just not feel well. What color is the discharge?
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She's always been a heavy drinker, but the second night on her on-off period she was drooling heavily. I might take her to the doctor. was just more concerned about the on and off bleeding, because she is getting old. The blood is very watery aswell so it's not the thick red that it normally is. hmmm

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Yes please get her checked out..definitely could be a pyometra. At her age she should be spayed if she is not having puppies. At my work, I work at a vets office as a vet tech, we have had 4 pyometra cases in a month. Only one dog bounced back quickly from the surgery, the rest took quite a bit to be normal again. It is much more expensive to do the surgery when she is sick then when she is healthy, so if she doesn't have it please get her done ASAP!
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She is my boyfriends dog and he already had her when we met, she was already 3 at this stage .
My father got his boxer girl spayed at age 5 and it brought on cancer which killed her
- The vets said its probably safer that we dont spay her now as she is a old girl.

- Will let you guys know what happens.
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Spaying does not "bring on cancer". Spaying her will prevent her from having a life threatening uterine infection(pyometra). We do surgerys on older animals every week and have no problems. They may take a little longer to recover but usually bounce back and do just fine. Please get her checked. Also, do monthly breast exams on her, leaving her intact has increased her chances of getting mammary tumors (whether they are cancerous or not). Even if you feel something the size of a BB get it checked out! Check every teat thoroughly.

And 7 is not that old!
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