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My 9 1/2 month old girl had an earlier infection in her vulva where it leaked some puss, and we gave her antibiotics. After she finished them it seemed okay, and let it be for a while. I decided to check as per vet friends advice and I noticed it was inside now, and not leaking out. It’s mostly white puss with a little hint of yellow.

I’m not sure if it’s okay to post a picture of it due to location, but I managed to get one. I could edit this and add it or post it in comments if I am allowed to.
 

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Take your dog to the Vet. If she is intact she could have pyrometra which can be deadly.
I brought her in 2 months ago for the same thing or at least similar. They gave me meds and sent me on my way. She doesn’t seem lethargic or weak, she eats and drinks fine and her potty time doesn’t trouble or hurt her. So I don’t think it’s pyometra. But either or I’m at the vet right now.
 

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See Hopps thread as well.
I was told to let my girl have her heat, and that will make the vulva become normal and not recessed.
 

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I was told to let my girl have her heat, and that will make the vulva become normal and not recessed.
Good chance it will. I don't know if you are familiar with the heat cycles but before she starts bleeding (normal for the first two weeks in the heat cycle), the vulva swells a lot. This will go back after about 4 weeks from the onset of her heat to her normal size, which is bigger than her before-the-first-heat size. Just didn't want you to get worried😊
 

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Good chance it will. I don't know if you are familiar with the heat cycles but before she starts bleeding (normal for the first two weeks in the heat cycle), the vulva swells a lot. This will go back after about 4 weeks from the onset of her heat to her normal size, which is bigger than her before-the-first-heat size. Just didn't want you to get worried😊
Thank you! And yeah I have a basic knowledge of heat n that stuff, but always room to learn more! I just hope it’s not pyo. I plan to let her have puppies but that would definitely put a wrench in that plan. Doesn’t seem like it because no other symptoms, though, so that’s good sign.
 

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Hi JayVTF, I had a rescue apporx 5 - 6 yo at the time, that was fixed and had a similar issue. She had constant infections. Finally we saw a specialist and he reccomended a vulvoplasty due to the not completly evolved female parts. Afterwards, those infections went away and we never had another issue, at least from that. Good luck.
 

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Hi JayVTF, I had a rescue apporx 5 - 6 yo at the time, that was fixed and had a similar issue. She had constant infections. Finally we saw a specialist and he reccomended a vulvoplasty due to the not completly evolved female parts. Afterwards, those infections went away and we never had another issue, at least from that. Good luck.
Was it a big difference after getting the vulvoplasty? I'm in the same situation now. The vet said we can either do the vulvoplasty or use medicated wipes twice a day...
 

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Yes. It totally took care of the problem. No more infections and no more oozing. Night and day differnece. The surgeon did an amazing job. Go to a good hospital and see a specialist to do it as there are risks. Pay the extra dollars. Good luck friend.
 

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I think I would prefer the surgery for the sake of her health. So people, please read up on this issue before you decide to spay your young female too early
 

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I brought her in 2 months ago for the same thing or at least similar. They gave me meds and sent me on my way. She doesn’t seem lethargic or weak, she eats and drinks fine and her potty time doesn’t trouble or hurt her. So I don’t think it’s pyometra. But either or I’m at the vet right now.
I noticed a discharge from my female's vulva after her heat, and the vet told me not to worry about it, it was fine.
The NEXT time she was in heat, she developed a full blown case of pyometra afterwards! First symptom was passing blood when she was not due in heat. Shortly after this happened, she lost her appetite.

So, yeah, it could be a warning sign. Either that, or due to a recessed vulva.
 
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