Duchi's vagina is swollen.. she's due for a heat.. but there is no wetness/blood/discharge. Is this possible? Is a swollen peepee a sign of kidney failure? After losing one dog, I'm hoping I'm just overreacting. Vets love people like me. :|
Not all dogs bleed when they go into heat, especially small dogs. It can be perfectly normal. My boss's yorkie is about 4lbs and she was in heat recently and she didn't bleed at all. Her vulva was swollen but no blood. So I think your girl is definitely in heat.
I agree 100% with the heat...she may not bleed at all or may only bleed a small amount. I would not worry about it...a swollen vulva does not indicate kidney failure. If she was throwing up, not eating, loose stools, etc then go to the vet, but it sounds like a heat to me.
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Thank god, I think I just needed a little reassurance.. after losing Bella and all.. I just don't know what I'd do. Do you think I should just go ahead and take her in for a runup of blood work? She keeps licking that area and stuff, but like I said.. no discharge or blood. I should have had her fixed by now, but I also lost a dog once to anesthesia when I was a child.. so it's like.. you just can't win for losing. :|
They do lick their vulva a lot while in heat. She could either not bleed at all or bleed so little that she keeps it clean and you don't see it. I really doubt anything is wrong with her. Just sounds like she's in heat.
It sounds like she is in heat. She could be licking up all the blood. Jasmine did it and I rarely ever saw blood when she was in heat. I figured out for sure she was, when I interrupted her licking and saw the blood myself. Perhaps you could do the same.
But swollen vulva and lots of licking sounds like she's in heat. Do you have males in the house? If so they'll start paying alot of attention to her.
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If you want to be sure, most vets can do a swab for realitively cheap. It will tell you for sure if she is in heat. If you decide not to do that, just keep an eye on her for any changes behavoir or discharge. A pus discharge can mean Pyometria. It is better to be a person who monitors closely, then one who ignores them.
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