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my dog isspayed and having vaginal discharge

my pit bull mix is 1 1/2 years old. she has been spayed and has still been having a foul smelling odor from her vaginal area.
A friend told me that she might have gangrene! is this a possibility?





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You should have her examined by her veterinarian very soon.  Gangrene would be very unusual, but if it were gangrene it would be a medical and surgical emergency.  If she is eating and drinking normally and her activity level is normal than she may have vaginitis or a urinary tract infection.   There is only one opening in the dog for the vagina and urethra.  Your veterinarian will request a urine sample from your dog to do a urinalysis, and will also possibly do a culture and sensitivity of her vaginal secretions to determine the best antibiotic,  antifungal,  or other medication necessary.  Atlernately your dog could have an infection of the uterine stump.  A small portion of uterine tissue is left after a dog is spayed and though uncommon, it can become infected.  Other diagnostics will also be necessary, such as bloodwork and abdominal X-Rays.  Hope this helps!  Thanks,  Dr. Cheng
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I'm not sure about the gangrene but it's completely possible for her to have vaginitis. Take her to the vet to get checked out!
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