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Vaginal Inflammation in Dogs



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.


Living and Management


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. 


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