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Hi my chihuahua has given birth 13 days ago and just now for

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Hi my chihuahua has given birth 13 days ago and just now for first time there is something slimy coming out from her vagina it was very stringy like a snot like substance and was a wiered colour like redish green. Do I need to take her straight to the vets now out of hours or will she be ok till morning?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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Mimi should be OK without having to be seen by her vet. The green discharge is normal lochia - the fluid consisting of vaginal and uterine secretions plus cellular debris. The red represents bleeding - most often from the placental sites. You might see additional bleeding as the placental sites involute over the next few weeks.

I suspect that Mimi is otherwise well?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes she seems fine I was worried as this is the first time that discharge has come out and was worried about puppies feeding if she had an infection

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I understand. Those "colors" are OK. Pus, in particular smelly pus, indicates infection and Mimi would be acting ill if infection were present - a post-partum metritis. I'm pleased to hear that she seems fine.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it.

I'm going to check back with you in a week for an update. Feel free to return to our conversation - even after rating - prior to my contacting you if you wish.

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