Q. I have a 8month old pug which has been in season now finished but have noticed a white thing sticking out to rear of her vagina please advise thanks

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A. This sometimes can be normal after a heat cycle, although it could also be a vaginal infection (especially if she is licking the area a lot).

I would advice to monitor her, if she is bright and active with good appetite and without excessive drinking, give it a few days and it might resolve without treatment.

If she shows any of the above symptoms or if the discharge does not resolve, take her to the vet.

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A. Well it is hard to say without seeing what you see, however there can be mucous discharge from the vagina that comes out at the end of the menstruation period. I would recommend gentle removal the "white thing" and if it is slimy and not solid then this is most likely normal discharge.
If it is a solid piece and looks like a worm, save it and take it to your vet for analysis (not common for worms to be found in the urogenital tract but not unheard of).
If the discharge continues and gets worse with a foul odor, then I would recommend you have your pet seen asap. The real concern for pets that are intact is a spontaneous condition called a pyometra, which is an infected uterus that occurs 1-4 weeks after the pets heat cycle. This usually involves a reddish brown foul odor discharge from the vagina and your pet would be very sick (i.e. vomiting, not eating).

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