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swollen abdominal and vaginal bleeding of an 11 year old dog


Posted by halima_stringer

For the past two days my cocker spaniel has had trouble passing bowels and urinating.  This morning I noticed small amounts of blood from here vaginal area everytime she attempts to urinate.  What could the problem be?
 
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This could be a primary problem with her urinary bladder...either a cystitis from an infection or possibly involving bladder stones.  Either of these can be diagnosed easily by your veterinarian.

The much more serious consideration is the possibility of a pyometra, which is an overwhelming infection in the uterus.  If she has been spayed, this of course would not be a consideration.  A visit to your veterinarian is a must...and soon!

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