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My female bullmastiff has a constant discharge from her vagina

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My female bullmastiff has a constant discharge from her vagina she is nearly 8 and hasn't been in season since we rescued her 2 and half years ago the discharge was creamy but now seem to be tinged with blood she has had a week of antibiotics just wondering if you could suggest what it might be.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Pyometra - infected uterus (purulent endometritis) - should be suspected in any unspayed female with such a discharge. She would have been in heat 1-3 months ago although the heat may have been silent. The pyometra is "open" which indicates that her cervix is open and allowing the pus to drain out from her uterus through her vagina. This buys her time but antibiotics alone won't suffice. These dogs need to be spayed or treated conservatively with prostaglandin F-2alpha. Confirmatory findings of pyometra include an elevated white blood cell count and ultrasound evidence of an enlarged and fluid-filled uterus.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.

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