Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Puppy Vaginitis - Puppy Discharge

Puppy Vaginitis

Vaginitis or vaginal discharge is normal in puppy bitches from 4 - 10 months of age and although it is often treated as an infection, which it is not, it is simply a condition caused by the normal sloughing off of cells and part of hormonal and developmental changes. I will not use any antibiotics internally for this problem - this is only a temporary condition and will pass as she matures. Simply mix 1/2 teaspoon of OxE-Drops in 1/2 cup of distilled warm water and wipe the area with a cotton pad.

Then pull up some of the OxE-drops mixture (NOT the concentrate), into a syring with a plastic extension on it instead of a needle and give the puppy a squire (douche) do this once a day for 3-4 days. There is no need for an antibiotic systemically when you use the OxE-drops 2% solution douche, that way the beneficial bacteria of the vaginal tract is not destroyed, (only pathogens) nor is the beneficial bacteria of the digestive track.

Here is part of a discussion with Dr. Hutchinson, one of the top reproduction specialist in this country and a fine gentleman! He is the Veterinarian we use for all our breedings.

"Question: Dr. Hutchinson-what is the treatment for puppy vaginitis & does it lead to problems later in breeding?

Answer Dr Hutchinson: Puppy vaginitis is a NORMAL mucous production in young bitches before their first heat cycle, the total treatment is warm water on a cotton ball and wipe these bitches DO NOT need to be on antibiotics it does NOT lead to infertility and it does NOT make them prone to pyometritis it is not an infection at all usually it's worse when the humidity is high. "

Now, any strange discharge between or after a season make sure your vet knows about it and you keep an eye on it because after they have had a season there is that possibility of pyometria.

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