Your dog will expel most of the discharge in the first two weeks, but you may see small amounts over the following four to six week. Blood in the discharge after the first week is abnormal, so if you see any, call your veterinarian.
How long does a dog discharge after giving birth?
A reddish-brown mucous vaginal discharge after whelping is normal for about three weeks. If the discharge looks like pus, becomes bright red, is of a large amount or lasts longer than three weeks, call the doctor.
How long does dog have discharge?
When a dog is in heat (receptive to mating), her vulva becomes swollen, and a bloody discharge will be evident. This heat period usually lasts for a week or two but can vary widely between dogs. After being in heat, the bleeding should stop, and the vulva returns to its normal appearance.
Why is my dog leaking discharge?
Reasons for why an animal would experience discharge include: Urinary tract infection. Foreign body. Vaginal trauma.
How do I know if my dog has an infection after giving birth?
Metritis is inflammation and infection of the lining of the uterus. It can occur during the first week after whelping.
Contact a veterinarian if any of these signs are noted:
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge.
- Loss of appetite/vomiting.
- No interest in the puppies.
- Decreased milk production.
Can puppies be born days apart?
Puppies are usually born 45-60 minutes apart, but the mother dog may take a break of up to four hours between puppies. Here’s what happens in each stage.
How do you tell if your dog has a retained placenta?
So, it is important to observe mama closely after she delivers the babies for signs of retained placenta such as vomiting, decreased appetite, fever, lethargy, or discolored (green) vaginal discharge.
What is the discharge coming from my female dog?
In an open pyometra the pus discharges out of the vagina – as seen by a yellow, green or red/brown copious discharge from the vulva of the dog. The diagnosis of an open pyometra is therefore easier if there is a visible discharge. A closed pyometra is when the cervix is closed and there is no discharge.
Why does my female puppy have discharge?
Causes of Puppy Vaginitis
There may be some contributing factors such as fecal contamination, a chemical imbalance in the urine which can lead to an unusually high or low pH, a urinary tract infection, or an abnormality of the puppy’s vaginal or vulvar anatomy.
What is the green stuff coming out of my dog after giving birth?
A dark green discharge is released as the placenta separates from the uterus and this is passed during the delivery of the puppies.
What do I do after my dog has puppies?
After the birthing process, clean up the mother as much as possible without upsetting her using a warm water and washcloth. Do not use any soaps or disinfectants unless instructed to by your veterinarian. Remove any soiled newspaper or bedding from her whelping box.
What does Lochia look like?
Lochia (vaginal discharge)
It has a stale, musty odor like menstrual discharge. Lochia for the first 3 days after delivery is dark red in color. A few small blood clots, no larger than a plum, are normal. For the fourth through tenth day after delivery, the lochia will be more watery and pinkish to brownish in color.