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Q. My dog was pregnany only saw her deliver one dead puppy..she still active eating and drinking playing but she keeps licking at her vagin

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. First of all after birth a dog can have vaginal discharges for a few weeks, that would explain the licking.

Because she gave birth to a dead puppy something might be wrong with her uterus, possibly an infection has already started. If she develops pyometra (uterine infection) this is a very severe condition.

I recommend getting her spayed ASAP, bare in mind you might be surcharged if there is an infection as the procedure is much more complicated.


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