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My French dog was mated 3weeks ago she stopped bleeding

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My French bull dog was mated 3weeks ago she stopped bleeding , but as now got a brownish mucus discharge, only in the mornings and is very little, is this normal.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Joey :

Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.

Customer:

Thank you

Dr. Joey :

This does not sound normal. I am sure you have been through her heat cycles many times, but typically a dog goes through the bleeding phase, then she is fertile at some point in the 2 weeks after she finishes the discharge phase. So, mating during the discharge phase will not take.With persistent discharge that is now brown that sounds like it has lasted longer than a week my concern is she may have developed a uterine infection (pyometra); she should be seen by her vet this week!

Customer:

We mated her on the right day of her cycle because we had blood test done, to know the exact day, I think that she is pregnant , but concerned about the discharge the last two days

Dr. Joey :

How far along do you calculate she should be?

Customer:

She will be 21 days today

Dr. Joey :

She needs an ultrasound in the next 24 hours to confirm she is pregnant and that the fetuses are healthy. Many normal pregnancies have some level of discharge and this may be what you are observing, at least I hope. Sometimes this can reflect a problem which is why it is important to be sure the fetuses are okay.

Dr. Joey :

Problems might include loss of the fetuses, infection, trauma after breeding or insemination, etc.

Customer:

She is booked in for a scan on the 8 th march her discharge is very little and does not smell, she is very well in herself

Dr. Joey :

As long as you feel that she is feeling fine, then you can certainly observe. My recommendation would be to have her checked earlier rather than later to ensure everything is going well. If a problem is caught early, then potentially it can be reversed. However, my hope is that this is normal.

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Please keep me posted. I am always happy to answer followup questions. You can reply to this question at any time to submit a followup. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. If there’s anything else I can do, let me know – it’s been a pleasure working with you and I hope to assist you again soon! Kindly submit a rating as you exit our chat.

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