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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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I think that my dog Opal Rose ( 2 years and 8 months) got

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Hi, I think that my dog Opal Rose ( 2 years and 8 months) got any infection. There is some discharge from vulva. It is white color. But she looks normal, no vommiting, eating as always
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: No
Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Opal Rose
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Opal?
Customer: She is pug dog
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
She was in a heat. Her heat cycle started at 4 of March

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I'm sorry to hear of this with Opal Rose. You appear to be describing the pus of pyometra - purulent endometritis - which can arise a few weeks to a few months after estrus (heat). This describes a hormonally induced bacterial infection of the uterus. She would have an open pyometra - the cervix is open allowing the pus to roll out her vagina. This buys her some time as a closed cervix traps pus in the uterus and my patient becomes toxic quite quickly. Spaying is curative. If she's a valuable breeding dog, conservative (medical) therapy is available. Please have Opal Rose's vet attend to her at your earliest convenience. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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