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Old 12-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Pumpkin has been acting a bit off the last few days.. seeking a lot of attention and whining. Now today all the dogs keep sniffing her and she keeps licking her whoowhoo. I don't see any discharge, is it posible she has a yeaast infection? I'm not noticing a bad smell from her but I haven't stuck my nose down there yet She shouldn't be in heat, her last heat was about 2 months ago. Is it posible she's having a false heat? Her vulva isn't swollen but she's always had a larger vulva.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would keep an eye on her for sure and watch for other signs such as refusing food/water. How old is she? Does she always whine? Hopefully somebody else will chime in. Good luck and hope and I hope it is nothing serious.
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I would be worried about Pyo. Do you have a thermometer? Perhaps take her temp to see where its sitting. Anything above 102.5 needs to be seen by a vet.
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I would be worried about Pyo. Do you have a thermometer? Perhaps take her temp to see where its sitting. Anything above 102.5 needs to be seen by a vet.

Do you mean pyoderma? Or Pyometra? I don't see any weeping, discharge or rash. No fever at the moment, she's running at 101.2

She is 2 and half years old. She does whine on occasion but usually only when she wants something. The other dogs keep sniffing her behind like she's in heat or something but she recently completed her cycle about 2 months ago. She's licking down there more than usual as well. I was thinking maybe a yeast infection but then she'd have a discharge with that wouldnt she.

Bah, now I'm worried... she's scheduled to be spayed the 1st of February with the rest of my pack (Daddy dog has already been neutered). Wanted to do them all at once so they were all slower and healing at the same time... I'll keep a close eye on her temp tonight and call vet at first sign of it rising.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wanted to add, she is eating well, not drinking excessive amounts of water and not asking to go potty more than usual. Her temperment and level of energy also appear normal.
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Hrmmm, now I'm honestly most concerned about it being the begining stages of pyometra...
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was thinking Pyometra as well.. I hope not. But a quick trip to the vet would answer that question. Hope she feels better soon.
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I copy and pasted this from wikipedia...I hope it is t this because it seems severe, but she has recently been in heat..I would go to the vet ASAP just to be on the safe side!

"The most obvious symptom of open pyometra is a discharge of pus from the vulva in a Female that has recently been in heat. However, symptoms of closed pyometra are less obvious. Symptoms of both types include vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, and increased drinking and urinating.[6] Fever is seen in less than a third of female dogs with pyometra.[1] Closed pyometra is a more serious condition than open pyometra not only because there is no outlet for the infection but also because a diagnosis of closed pyometra can easily be missed due to its insidious nature. Bloodwork may show dehydration and/or increased white blood cell count. X-rays will show an enlarged uterus, and ultrasound will confirm the presence of a fluid filled uterus."


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I would take her to the vet. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I continued to check her temp through the night and watched her closely. She's stopped whining, still not drinking overly much, no discharge to be seen and the other dogs have stopped gathering at her hind end. Gums look good, not bleached or tacky... Not really sure what was going on. I'm gonna continue to monitor through the weekend and then get a urine sample into my vet Monday just to be on the safe side.

Lol, the last time I snuck a urine sample while she was peeing, she looked over her shoulder at me like I was about to rape her or something. HUGE eyes, likes deer caught in headlights... Can't wait to see how she reacts this time tehe.
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