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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Dog
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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i thought my boxer was coming into heat. but this morning it

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i thought my boxer was coming into heat. but this morning it like a small pink manderin size firm sack hanging from her virgina
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 4 years ago.

Scott Nimmo :

Hello and welcome. My name is Scott and I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

Scott Nimmo :

Can you tell me how old your Boxer is ...

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Scott i'm very sorry, i had an internet crash. My boxer is 2years old since june she doesn't seem to be in pain she just keeps licking it. She bleed about six months ago but it didn't swell like this, its the size of an orange today.

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 4 years ago.
Hello again and thanks for getting back to me.

I know you will be very worried about your Boxer but I have worked out an answer for you, please read it through and see what you think ...

1. If this is a very firm object then it could be a vaginal tumour called a leiomyoma. Though their sudden appearance is a cause for concern they are almost always benign and fairly easy to remove. Other possibilities would be a vaginal prolapse or perhaps associated with pregnancy { But you would know if pregnancy was a possibility }

2. What to do about it? Well what you describe is very rare in a dog of your one's age group and I cannot see that ther is anything you can hope to do on a home remedy basis so my advice has to be that you should get your Boxer to a vet ASAP.

Sorry I cannot suggest anything more constructive ...

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thanks will do

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 4 years ago.
Good luck ...