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Brad411 June 19th, 2008 04:13 PM

? for Vet(re: female dog sexual health)
 
Wasn't quite sure how to title the thread. But anyhow here is my situation.

My Sheltie is 12, she has never been spayed and never had puppies despite living with a male in a fenced in yard. (she actually had a front limb amputation last year fwiw) she seems fine but she does have enlarged(and kinda long) nipples and she also on each side of her belly right before you get to her hips she has an enlarged area on either side. My sister was surprised by it but I know it has been there a while. Each side is perfectly cylindrical with the other which is why I don't think it's any type of cancer.

I am wondering if you guys can tell me the types of female problems older dogs can have that may pertain to what I have described. And also can she still come in heat at 12 years old anyway?

thanks.

Frenchy June 19th, 2008 09:10 PM

[QUOTE=Brad411;609653]Each side is perfectly cylindrical with the other which is why I don't think it's any type of cancer.

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Yes it could be cancer !!!!!! So this male she's with , let me guess , not neutered either ? :wall: please get your female to a vet asap. If you care about her that is.

Dr Lee June 20th, 2008 01:07 AM

[QUOTE=Brad411;609653]she does have enlarged(and kinda long) nipples and she also on each side of her belly right before you get to her hips she has an enlarged area on either side... Each side is perfectly cylindrical with the other[/QUOTE]

This should be checked out by a veterinarian. If the mammary glands are enlarged in an older intact female, then there are several possibilities. Pregnancy, even at this age is not impossible if an intact male is available. Pseudocyesis (false pregnancy) is possible. Mastitis (inflammation or infection of the mammary glands) and mammary cancer are also possible. Any reproductive changes at this age definitely warrant a veterinarian visit. Let us know how it goes! Good luck. :pawprint:


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