after talking with a friend after agility about possibilities, infections, lumps, etc - I let Soph out for a final pee before bed, and she comes in, jumps on the bed and starts vigourously licking herself - I look, and her vulva looks swollen as well. I give her belly another poke, and I can almost trace the swelling directly to her vulva.. so now I'm wondering whether she's got a UTI, which is manifesting in swelling of the bladder and urinary tract....
just put a call in to the vet to see if she thinks this is a possibility...
Let us know what the vet says!
sometimes being so aware of our animal friends must drive our vets mad
I cannot tell you the number of times I have taken in one of my crew with a vague - something isn't right
My vet used to chuckle and pat me on the head and send me on my way but after a few quick repeat visits to deal with whatever had errupted she now takes my gut instinct pretty seriously
working together we have caught a multitude of infections (and worse) before many people would even have noticed something wrong...
hoping for a UTI tho a new penis would be cool too
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” H. Keller
I hope that's all it is, Nancy, good thought!
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
you hope you get some answers soon.
"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford
I hope you will find out soon what is going on with her. Good thoughts for you and Sophie.