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Unless there is some serious underlying problem such as a tumor, foreign body, etc., a dog rarely requires hospitalization or surgery for vaginitis. In the case of bacterial infection, your veterinarian will prescribe antibiotics. Antiseptics may also be administered via the vagina to help control the infection locally.
If the inflammation occurs before puberty should take place, it usually resolves after the first estrus (heat) and no treatment is required. Otherwise, the complete removal of the ovaries and uterus may be recommended in some dogs, especially if the condition is not medically treatable.
If your dog has undergone surgery, she might feel sore for few days. Typically, your veterinarian will prescribe pain-killers to alleviate the pain. Good nursing care and a stress-free environment will promote a speedy recovery.
Follow-up examinations are used to evaluate the progress of treatment. However, the overall prognosis largely depends on the underlying cause of the vaginal inflammation.
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
A medical condition in which the vagina becomes inflamed.
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The foremost portion of the nose and nasal cavity; includes the nostrils
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The time period in which a female is receptive to male attention
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A localized infection, usually a lesion filled with pus. Can be large or small in size.