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veronica mirand
September 12th, 2007, 07:21 AM
I am a stay @ home mom and a first time dog owner. We LOVE our pretty Bella but don't know much about dogs. I noticed her private part is swollen. Could anyone help me and give me some tips or advice? I haven't taken her to the vet yet.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

mummummum
September 12th, 2007, 09:13 AM
Welcome to the board. Hopefully you will find time to post some pictures of your lovely grrrl.

Your dog does need to see a Vet. While there is an off-chance it may be a bug bite, it could also be an infection. I have a grrrrl with chronic infections and can tell you it will only get worse ~ it will not go away on it's own and they get very painful without proper antibiotic treatment. Let us know how you make out at the Vet!

t.pettet
September 12th, 2007, 08:33 PM
Another scenario is that she might be in heat. Getting her checked out at vets will answer your question and you could set up appointment for spaying.

hazelrunpack
September 12th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Welcome to the board Veronica.

A vet visit is probably the best way to answer your question. It does sound like the start of a heat cycle, but it could be a lot of things. :shrug:

( And I'll second MMM's request for pictures. :thumbs up)