We adopted my sister-in-laws min-pin (Roxy) over the weekend. She is 1 1/2 years. I noticed that she had a tiny round red ball poking out of her vagina. I first thought she was in heat but after a while of getting to know her and vice versa I was able to tell she was not bleeding. That sounds bad, but she is a women and most of us do like to be checked out in that spot especially by strangers. I asked my sister-in-law questions like has she been around a male dog? and how long has she had it?
She has not been around any other dogs - which I thought , I mean we do talk allot. And she said she has been like that for a long while now. And she had not taken her to the vet. I know she should have, but she is 21, has a 5 yr old and is getting a divorce. That is why we get the dog, so , I let the lecture go.
I have a vet appointment to see what is wrong on Friday morning but in the mean time I have looked up a couple things. Not much on the subject for this in dogs. Tons for humans. Has anyone had anything like this happen to thier dog?
She is normal in every other way, plays, poops, eats, drinks, runs and runs and runs.
No, sorry..don't have this problem. I just wanted to say that was nice of you to adopt your SIL's Min Pin. I just got a female Min Pin puppy right before Thanksgiving. She's chocolate and rust. Congrats from one new Min Pin owner to another! Do you have any pics of her yet?
I do not have a picture of her yet. All my batteries got used up by the kids since x-mas. My camera is out. Roxy has her tail docked but her ears are not touched which is fine with me. She has a fun personality. She barks and does this wierd growl thing like she is talking every time we go out and come back in or over night she sleeps in bed with us so she barks when the kids come in the room like she has short term memory problems. Even though you can tell she is no threat and more yelling at you for desterbing her. I said I was going to rename her Dory. Like on Nemo.
I am not sure what it is exactly. Thanks for the info Rhondakbt. On the Diagnosis it said like a donut. This has no hole in the center. Just a red ball, but you can tell it belongs on the inside. I wonder if it is her bladder? Guess I will find out Friday. I will let you all know.
3 years ago I had a bitch that had a vaginal prolapse during the last 3 weeks of her pregnancy. We had to put her on anti-biotics because of the chance of bacteria getting caught up on it. She need a c-section and spay. It was her first pregancy. After the spay her vagina went back to normal.
I have a feeling that the vet will recommend that I have her spayed and that is fine. I do not want to breed her. I found a article that someone had posted to a breeder/friend about her dog having a problem like this. Only the dog was much bigger. I guess when it happens it mainly happens in large breeds and ones with loose skin. Not tight. I can not find the article again. Or anything else like it. The post also said that it happened on the dogs first heat like 3 days in and that it should go back to normal after the cycle stops. If not, that most vets will fix the problem (if they are good) during spaying. Not just a half #@@ tack job that can come undone later. I guess it can be a problem for breeders but I am not worried about that. The only time I even notice that she has a ounce of discomfort is when she sits flat to fast. Like she forgets it is there. She bounces and jumps like a spring. She is totally normal in every way until you get a look at her back side.
I don't know why a breeder would want to perpetuate that problem. I don't know if it is genetic or not, but I sold all the female pups from the litter I was talking about on Limited reg. It was not a good situation, her vagina was so swollen and protruding that their would have been no way for her to pass puppies. I would hate to have that happen to other people.
We once had a Chi Momma do that right after delivery of her puppies. It prolapsed to her cervix and then stopped. We got her into the Vet and he replaced it and sutured her Vulva to help hold it in place until the stretched tissues and muscles could hold it in the correct place again. This was not a hereditary issue though. She was a 1st time Mom and got too excited jumping around. She delivered another litter with no re-occurance after that. I have seen Pugs that would prolapse a little while in heat, but you said that she wasn't in heat, so that is not the case. One really positive note that I saw in your posts was that it is still pink, even though it has been that way for a long time. That is a great sign! It means that there has been plenty of blood flow to that area and it has not dried out.
My pug mix is in the same situation. i took it to the vet. Here is one test. Touch the thing sticking out, (it doesn't bother my dog). If it is totally soft it coudl be what others are saying about the inside-out-vagina. if it feels like there is a little bone inside it then it is probably a hermaphrodite. Does she have heat cycles? I have only had this dog for a week so i don't know, but i've read that most hermaphrodite dogs do not have heat cycles. my vet had only seen one other hermaphrodite dog so be ready for some attention. :)
I just adopted a 3 year old female great dane from the great dane rescue, and she has a protruding area in her vagina too. It is very pink and i thought she must have some sort of irritation. I took her to the vet and he indicated that that was not too uncommon. The next day, I woke up and she had gotten blood on her pillow, and since she had not been spayed yet, I assumed that she was in heat. She kept pacing and panting, so I got concerned and called the vet. I rushed her there and while we were there, she passed a large amount of blood. He drew blood, and was already doing a urinalysis. That night we found out that she just has a bladder infection, and that has nothing to do with the pink protrusion. I had planned to get Josie spayed, so we set up the appointment. I took her in the following Mon, and I called late to check on how the surgery went. He informed me that she was a hermaphrodite. She had a normal uterus, an ovary and a large testicle. I was not expecting that one! I think that explains the protrusion too. Anyway..my two cents. I am doing some research on this, so if anyone has any info, I would love some help.
I know somebody (human) that had a prolapsed uterus/vagina. She had a hysterectomy and her vagina was sticthed back into place. The vet should be able to stitch it back into place no problem. I cant see why anybody would breed a dog with a problem like that. I would be afraid the dog would start delivering and then have it collapse with the pups still inside. Its not worth the risk to the dame.
I've got a 3 year old pug bitch who had a viginal prolapse before she came to me. The previous owner had had her spayed so she is OK. I've now got a 2 year old who came to me with a prolapse. The previous owner, same person said it would retract. As it didn't I had the vet spay her and sort out the prolapse. She is now recovering. The point is, as this condition ca be hereditary, I wouldn't dream of bringing these little girls into the world knowing that their daughters might have this very unpleasant condition. I'm not saying it is al.ways hereditary, but where you know it might be don't do it. All my pugs are KC registered (UK) and have lovely life. They get taken to our local country park where there are lakes to paddle in and mountains and moor to go mad in. What I'm trying to say is, padegree dogs don't have to reproduce, they can have a happy and carefree life.
hi there my japanese akita is a year and a half and is expecting her first litter and she has a prolapse and to get it stiched in she has to have an anistetic this my harm the pups my heads melted can anyone give me any ideas