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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Nipples swollen keeps licking herself she is in heat

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nipples swollen keeps licking herself she is in heat
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Her estrogen hormones will abate as she passes out of estrus and her nipples will normalize. Until that time, you can apply Bag Balm (please see here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dairy-Association-OBBM-Bag-Balm/dp/B00D8OKIPW) or a similar udder cream to her inflamed nipples and have her wear an Elizabethan collar or neck brace which will prevent her from reaching her nipples and irritating them further. You should be able to find udder creams and E-collars/neck braces at your agricultural merchant.