Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dogs Community
10.4k Members
Avatar universal

Older female bleeding from vagina

I have a 12 year old female shepherd. She has not been spayed. Her heats have always been like clock work. As she has aged they have diminished down to 3 to 6 days and she was done. This time she started just before Christmas with some discharge and now is still dropping spots of a bloody discharge. She does not have a temp. She is lively, eating good. Takes her walks. Her stools are normal with no bloody discharge in them.  Is this something to be alarmed about?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
I would definitely call the vet, I don't know the details about the length of the heat. I assume you know all about pyometras by checking for a temperature above 102.5 deg, foul smelling and discolored discharge, and increased drinking and urination..this would be my biggest concern.
974371 tn?1424653129
Heat cycles last a average of 21 days but that can differ from dog to dog.   Too bad she was never spay. This could be caused by a number of things, an open pyometra being one but they are usually pretty I'll and do run a temp.  You should probably take her into be examined, possibly get a culture done and a CBC to see if white counts are elevated. Ask for thyroid to be checked also.
Have an Answer?
Top Dogs Answerers
675347 tn?1365460645
United Kingdom
974371 tn?1424653129
Central Valley, CA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Members of our Pet Communities share their Halloween pet photos.
Like to travel but hate to leave your pooch at home? Dr. Carol Osborne talks tips on how (and where!) to take a trip with your pampered pet
Ooh and aah your way through these too-cute photos of MedHelp members' best friends
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.