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Old 10-29-2008, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Puppy has Vaginitis.

Last weekend I took my girl for her 1st service to the dealer, the vet told me everything is perfect but she has vaginitis which should disappear as soon she gets the 1st heat or I spayed her.

He told me this is perfectly normal for young female and I shouldn’t be worried about but I should consider Spayed her as soon as posible.
I will spayed her but I will wait until she reach sexual maturity, (Is a personal thing)
Is ok to leave her like that?
She doesn’t smell bad or anything, but she is kind of dirty aroud her parts like if she were having secretions.

Any Advice will be highly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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whoa, took me a minute to figure out that "1st service to the dealer" part...)). i think you should spay her asap, what does everyone else here think??? how old is she, i love her name!
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally, I find another vet! Surely this is uncomfortable for this pup.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: My Puppy has Vaginitis.

They can't give her meds or anything? Antibiotics? I would also think she'd be very uncomfortable, I wouldn't wait to have her treated, but I would get a second opinion on her to make sure.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: My Puppy has Vaginitis.

My pup has this vaginitis as well, my vet said it wasn't a bad case and that it would clear up on it's own. She also suggested getting her spayed at 6 months of age, I am not sure when a female pup should be spayed as I have never had the pleasure of having a female pup before. I asked her if my pup was in any discomfort was so ever, she told me that she was probably slightly irritated from all the licking but generally the discomfort comes when they are adults and contract vaginitis. And my pup doesn't act any differently, in fact she is just as wild as ever, doesn't seem to slow her down, and she is not peeing constantly, but then again, she has a mild case so her reactions and feelings to it could be different. I have been doing a lot of hunting on the web for info but it seems to say the same thing as my vet said. My vet also recommended wiping her area down with warm water, but since my pups case was so mild she didn't recomend any treatments like antibotics, and my pup isn't discharging anything and is not smelly, so I think I will just ride it out, if I notice she is frequently licking herself and acting oddly I will return to the vet and insist on something else be done.
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I too would find another vet.

My pup had the same thing, she was given a round of antibiotics and has been fine since. (She was about 3 or 4 months old then, she is now 7 months.)

My vet never said anything like "it will go away when she is in heat or spayed". If he HAD, I would have been shoping for a new vet!.

To the poster that mentioned it being "uncomfortable" In Sirens case I really was given no reason to think it was. The only way I knew something was going on is from the discharge, she didn't act any different, no licking herself or anything of that sort.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted By: BlackGSDI too would find another vet.

My vet never said anything like "it will go away when she is in heat or spayed". If he HAD, I would have been shoping for a new vet!.
I disagree and think that the vet gave sound advice for the problem presented.

Antibiotics are not to be taken lightly and vaginitis is not an infection and doesn't need to be treated with anything other than time. I would be very happy with my vet for not trying to solve the problem with medications.

"Puppy vaginitis is a sticky, cloudy, white or yellowish vaginal discharge. Puppy vaginitis usually occurs in puppies that are six weeks to about 8 months of age. Episodes can occur intermittently, and can last for weeks to months.

While other causes (a bladder infection or an anatomical abnormality) of vaginal discharge in puppies call for medical treatment,basic puppy vaginitis is more an annoyance than a medical concern. The important thing is to differentiate between puppy vaginitis and a more serious problem.

Treatment of puppy vaginitis is mainly time and patience. You can remove globs of discharge with a wet baby wipe to keep the vulvar area clean. Douching, antibiotics, or a lot of diagnostics are not appropriate for a puppy that has no symptoms other than discharge. Puppy vaginitis usually goes away on its own, once the dog reaches puberty. Your veterinarian will advise what is best in your puppy’s case."

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...189&A=2446&S=0


"Puppy Vaginitis

Vaginitis is normally in puppy bitches from 4 - 10+ months of age (until their first season) and although it is often treated as an infection, which it is not, it is simply a condition caused by the normal sloughing off of cells and part of hormonal and developmental changes. I will not use any antibiotics internally for this problem - this is only a temporary condition and will pass as she matures. Here is part of a discussion with Dr. Hutchinson, one of the top reproduction specialist in this country. He is the Veterinarian we use for all our breedings.

Dr. Hutchinson -what is the treatment for puppy vaginitis & does it lead to problems later in breeding

DrHutch: Puppy vaginitis is a NORMAL mucous production in young bitches before their first heat cycle, the total treatment is warm water on a cotton ball and wipe these bitches DO NOT need to be on antibiotics it does NOT lead to infertility and it does NOT make them prone to pyometritis it is not an infection at all usually it's worse when the humidity is high. "

http://www.greatdanelady.com/article...ctic_mange.htm

Some do suggest waiting until after heat to spay if the dog has vaginitis, http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/ins-outs.html
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Good information. Thanks
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Natalie, Thank you very much for the information, The vet check on her everything but X-rays as part of her first visit and vaccination (1st service to dealer), they even took some blood samples, she seems to be perfectly fine only the vaginitis was found, as the report says is nothing more than a yellowish around her part, no smell or dense formation, she seems to be ok, right now she is snoring on my feet (LOL).

Thank you all for your kind responses.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: My Puppy has Vaginitis.

Sometimes pups with inverted vulvas are more prone to vaginitis and UTI's. I agree with Natalie, and as long as its just vaginitis, would treat at home and topically. If the pup has an inverted vulva, chances are it will correct itself after her first heat cycle.
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