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Old 01-27-2011, 05:21 PM
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Oh my gosh. Yet ANOTHER PROBLEM. I just took her out to pee, and then she wanted to play in the grass a bit, and she rolled over on her back. I noticed that she had yellow vaginal discharge. I'm looking it up on google, and there seem to be a million possible infections and whatnot. And that means I'll probably have to pay a boat load in diagnostics. I mean....are you freaking kidding me? I can't catch a break with this dog! Tess, help!! I've noticed that she's been licking and biting down there an awful lot, but I just assumed she was itchy from the mange. My roommate just said to not even mention it to the vet because he's going to want to do tons of diagnostics, and I'm not in the greatest position to pay for all of that right now.
Yeah, could be a yeasty infection. Definitely tell your vet. Poor pup has a lot of stuff going on right now with the treatment for mange and such, so her system may not be in total balance yet. Tell the vet you don't want to do lots of money of diagnostics but just treat what it most likely is.

Welcome to the emotional world of "puppy love"! Anytime they trip and fall down, eat a pine cone, have a symptom of something, we worry, worry, worry! She'll be OK. It's not likely to be serious. Get her to the vet. Be fully communicatvie with the vet in terms of what you can afford. You don't need cadillac diagnostics, just some advice and meds.

Your pup is still getting sorted out from her rough start. Have faith. You are doing a terrific job as a "dog Mom"! These are the toughest weeks! They are also very joyful in many ways, but exhausting too! You and pup will get through this stage. Things get more stable as she grows up.

Please do keep us up to date! I am sending healing vibes.
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Hahaha Tess, you are too funny! And yes, I have an appointment with her on Monday morning for a checkup on the mange and ringworm, so I'll tell him what's going on then.

And you are so right--I have become a complete worry wart! With other peoples' dogs, I'm like "ok...it's a DOG...it's FINE. Chill out," but now that I have one, the tables have turned!
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Yes, thank you for the reminder. I sometimes forget how lucky I am to have her and get lost in all the chaos and forget to just enjoy her. And I do love her, she's an absolute doll. As a side note, I'm not sure why I can't edit an older post, but the shelter's website is updated, so she's now the 10th picture down (on the right)
This forum is set up to have a 10 minute time limit on edits. After that, just write another post to correct anything.

Even if you edit, anyone subscribed to the thread, will get your first version by e-mail.

No worries about any of this... we all make mistakes and fix them later. ;-)
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Hahaha Tess, you are too funny! And yes, I have an appointment with her on Monday morning for a checkup on the mange and ringworm, so I'll tell him what's going on then.

And you are so right--I have become a complete worry wart! With other peoples' dogs, I'm like "ok...it's a DOG...it's FINE. Chill out," but now that I have one, the tables have turned!

You have a serious case of puppy love!

And you are not alone! Folks who hang out here, have the same problem.
That's why we can't get enough of talking about puppies and dogs.


Its good you are taking her to the vets on Monday. If she has her normal level of energy, silliness, and puppy naughtiness, that is a good thing, and what ever is going on for her is unlikely to be REALLY serious and can wait until Monday. I worry about a puppy when they stop being naughty and get very sedate and well behaved.

In summary.. naughty = OK! Enjoy!!!
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Oh trust me, her energy level is not affected a bit hahaha she's napping right now, which is one of the rare occasions when I get to stop and take a breather. But she'll be up soon and ready to play play play play!
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