Q. My English Mastiff, spayed 6/15 has bled twice . Vet sent blood to lab. Results: Normal progesterone levels, estrus level was 159.3. What could it be?

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A. Your dog could have a retained ovarian remnant. Sometimes dogs have "ectopic", meaning not in the normal location, ovarian tissue. When they are spayed that tissue is left behind and the dog can continue to cycle. Unfortunately the only way to locate the remnant is to go back to surgery and look for it, then remove it.

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