HAVE ANYONE EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS??

HAVE ANYONE EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS??

rosegirl7

Posts: 3

QUOTE 8/13/2009 8:06:57 PM
Our Freckles is a one year old spayed female collie/lab mix whom we rescued when she was 5 months old and keep inside. She was spayed at 7 months. She has been licking her hind end for several days which I didn't pay much attention to until today. When I went to take her out today she began licking herself furiously. Concerned I turned her over on her back and discovered what looked like a fig growing out of her vagina. I also discovered a wee bit of spotting. She is not a "yelper" yet she did faintly yelp a little when she was licking herself as if in pain. About two months after she was spayed she began bleeding for a day and half. Do female dogs go into "mock" heat and could this swelling be just that? I've never seen anything like this and am very concerned. Her Vet has left for the day and I'm taking her in to see him tomorrow but I'm worried! Does anyone out there know what's going on with her?  Thank you..
jchamp52

Posts: 261

QUOTE 8/14/2009 3:31:21 PM

Quote rosegirl7:

Our Freckles is a one year old spayed female collie/lab mix whom we rescued when she was 5 months old and keep inside. She was spayed at 7 months. She has been licking her hind end for several days which I didn't pay much attention to until today. When I went to take her out today she began licking herself furiously. Concerned I turned her over on her back and discovered what looked like a fig growing out of her vagina. I also discovered a wee bit of spotting. She is not a "yelper" yet she did faintly yelp a little when she was licking herself as if in pain. About two months after she was spayed she began bleeding for a day and half. Do female dogs go into "mock" heat and could this swelling be just that? I've never seen anything like this and am very concerned. Her Vet has left for the day and I'm taking her in to see him tomorrow but I'm worried! Does anyone out there know what's going on with her?  Thank you..
I know you must be frantic,  I wish I could help, but this isn't something I have heard of.  Hopefully someone on this site (with more knowledge) will have some advise.

Please post what the vet states is the problem
rosegirl7

Posts: 3

QUOTE 8/15/2009 11:18:38 AM
Hi JC:  Thanks for your concern. I posted back to you once before but I guess it is out there somewhere in cybe-space! LOL!  I did take her to the Vet and he said he felt a hard mass which could be either an insect bite/infection which she has made worse by licking (I thought that was how dogs helped heal themselves?) or a tumor.  He said he would treat it as a bite/infection and if the treatment didn't work then she would have to see a Specialist because it would more likely be a tumor and the Specialist would determine if it was cancerous or not and the treatment. He gave her two powerful shots; Metacam for inflamation and pain and Polyflex for infection and sent her home with Corticosteriod/Pain/Inflammation medication for two weeks to be taken in the AM and PM,  and Panalog/Dermalog Ointment to be applied twice a day (which she will probably lick off). She had been limping for quite a while and I asked him to check that out and he also diagnosed her with "patellar luxation" of the kneecap which is a dislocation of the kneecap and sent her home with Rimadyl for pain/inflammation to be taken once a day in the AM. So our little girl has a lot going on but hopefully and prayerfully the medications will work and she will get well. He said that patellar luxation is very common in Lab breeds and could be the result of injury from her very hyper-bouncy-playful-energetic personality or congenital deformity present at birth. If the treatment didn't work she would have to see a Specialist and have surgery to correct it which could cost around $3,500! His tech encouraged me by saying her Pit Bull mix had it and was doing very well on the Rimadyl and that since she was so young it could self correct with rest (HA!). I used to feel bad about leaving her shut off in the kitchen while I work my 5-6 hour/4 days a week part time job but now realize it could actually help her heal. The kitchen is large so she has plenty of room to play but not run and bounce around so much. I'll keep you posted and thanks again for your concern and interest.
jchamp52

Posts: 261

QUOTE 8/15/2009 2:21:10 PM

Quote rosegirl7:

Hi JC:  Thanks for your concern. I posted back to you once before but I guess it is out there somewhere in cybe-space! LOL!  I did take her to the Vet and he said he felt a hard mass which could be either an insect bite/infection which she has made worse by licking (I thought that was how dogs helped heal themselves?) or a tumor.  He said he would treat it as a bite/infection and if the treatment didn't work then she would have to see a Specialist because it would more likely be a tumor and the Specialist would determine if it was cancerous or not and the treatment. He gave her two powerful shots; Metacam for inflamation and pain and Polyflex for infection and sent her home with Corticosteriod/Pain/Inflammation medication for two weeks to be taken in the AM and PM,  and Panalog/Dermalog Ointment to be applied twice a day (which she will probably lick off). She had been limping for quite a while and I asked him to check that out and he also diagnosed her with "patellar luxation" of the kneecap which is a dislocation of the kneecap and sent her home with Rimadyl for pain/inflammation to be taken once a day in the AM. So our little girl has a lot going on but hopefully and prayerfully the medications will work and she will get well. He said that patellar luxation is very common in Lab breeds and could be the result of injury from her very hyper-bouncy-playful-energetic personality or congenital deformity present at birth. If the treatment didn't work she would have to see a Specialist and have surgery to correct it which could cost around $3,500! His tech encouraged me by saying her Pit Bull mix had it and was doing very well on the Rimadyl and that since she was so young it could self correct with rest (HA!). I used to feel bad about leaving her shut off in the kitchen while I work my 5-6 hour/4 days a week part time job but now realize it could actually help her heal. The kitchen is large so she has plenty of room to play but not run and bounce around so much. I'll keep you posted and thanks again for your concern and interest.
I am so sorry all this is happening to your baby. I am not familiar with most of the meds given by your vet. I do know that Rimadyl is good and usually helps with the stiffness and pain.

I raise Chihuahua's so bad knees are something that is a major concern with my breed also.

PLEASE check prices on the knee surgery, there is a VAST difference in the fees charged by vets for this procedure (if you deem it required)

The fact that you place her in a smaller area so she will not have unlimited run space is a good idea, just watch that she doesn't eat, eat, eat. Weight will cause more pressure and pain on the knees. She will still need exercise, but it doesn't need/have to be a full out running laps around the yard.

It may seem like such a small thing....but keep her nails short, especially if she has to walk on tile or vinyl floors, as they are really difficult to keep from slidding around on.  The use of throw rugs are also helpful (rubber backed so they do not slip and slid)  







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